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After publication, the report will be available at: https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/how-nhs-performing-march-2018
The performance related statistics cover the third quarter of 2017/18 (October to December) (although time lags in the publication of some data mean that reporting on some performance indicators covers different periods).
This report details the results of an online survey of NHS trust finance directors carried out between 8 January and 5 February 2018. We contacted 244 NHS trust finance directors to take part, and 78 responded (32 per cent response rate). The sample included 36 acute trusts; 32 community and mental health trusts; 1 specialist trust; 1 ambulance trust and 8 trusts that were not categorised. In addition, we contacted 149 clinical commissioning group (CCG) finance leads, and 27 responded. Between them these finance leads covered 33 CCGs (16 per cent of all 207 CCGs).
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