Notes to editors
- 65 per cent of trust finance directors and 54 per cent of CCG finance leads felt that patient care had worsened in their local area in the past year.
- 67 per cent of providers ended 2015/16 in deficit, including 86 per cent of acute trusts.
- On 16 December 2015, the government announced a £1.8 billion fund for 2016/17 which will be used to support NHS providers in reducing deficits and improving services.
- QMR details the results of an online survey of NHS trust finance directors carried out between 8 April and 3 May 2016. We contacted 241 NHS trust finance directors to take part and 87 responded (36 per cent response rate). The sample included 36 acute trusts; 35 community and mental health trusts; 6 specialist trusts; 3 ambulance trusts and 7 unknown. This sample broadly reflects the composition of NHS providers in England. In addition, we made contact with 149 clinical commissioning group (CCG) finance leads and 42 responded (28 per cent response rate). Between them these finance leads covered 47 CCGs (22 per cent of all CCGs).
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