Tackling the problems of seriously challenged NHS providers

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Chris Ham
Publication:  British Medical Journal
Reference:  BMJ 2012;344:e4422

The experience of South London Healthcare NHS Trust highlights the inadequacies of existing approaches to dealing with failing health care providers. The trust, which was created from a merger between hospitals that had well known financial and quality challenges, had a deficit of £65m (€81m; $101m) in 2011-12, and a similar deficit is projected for the current financial year.

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