Managers Blamed for Crises in NHS Trusts
THE NHS's most serious financial crises have been caused by management failures, an independent watchdog says today.
A report by the Audit Commission blames "inadequate" leadership for the worst problems.
They have often taken their "eye off the ball" during mergers or large building projects, while doctors have become "disengaged" from the budgeting process.
The commission's findings were based on 25 public interest reportsprepared by auditors in 2005-6.
The NHS Trusts, Primary Care Trusts and Strategic Health Authorities covered by the reports had deficits totalling pounds 174m in the previous year.
The commission identified a trend …
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Publication information: Article title: Managers Blamed for Crises in NHS Trusts. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Post (Liverpool, England). Publication date: July 11, 2006. Page number: 17. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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