Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, has announced that troubled geographical areas of the NHS in England will be placed in special measures to tackle failing services and help curb costs. The whole system in specified areas – including community services, social care and hospitals – will be moved formally into the “new success regime”; starting with Essex, North Cumbria and North, East and West Devon.
The Success Regime, also known as the “new success regime”, does not represent a takeover. Local managers are to remain in-post, by and large, but officials from NHS England, Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority will provide enforced support in these areas.
Triggle, N. (2015). NHS England to tackle failing services, says chief. London: BBC Health News, June 3rd 2015.
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Devon to benefit from success regime. London: NHS England, June 3rd 2015.
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