Notes to editors
How is the NHS performing? is the seventeenth quarterly monitoring report by The King’s Fund. It covers the second quarter of 2015/16 (July to September) (although time lags in the publication of data mean that reporting on some performance indicators covers different periods).
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The report details the latest survey of NHS finance directors and CCG finance leads, which was carried out from 10 to 28 September 2015. Of 240 NHS trust finance directors contacted, 90 responded. We also contacted 186 CCG finance leads, of whom 50 responded, covering 56 CCGs (27 per cent of CCGs).
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