Notes to editors
How is the NHS performing? is the fourth of The King’s Fund’s regular quarterly monitoring reports is published on 28 January 2012. For further information or to request an interview with John Appleby, please contact the Press and Public Affairs team on 020 7307 2632 (if calling out of hours, please ring 07584 146035).
The survey of finance directors aims to provide a snapshot of opinion and is not intended to be a representative sample. Of 53 finance directors invited to join the panel, 23 were available to give their views, which were collected via an internet survey between 9 and 16 December 2011. The majority of the panel were from acute trusts, with others from mental health trusts, community trusts and PCT clusters. There was a reasonable spread across the regions.