Closer working between Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) should help reduce lack of standardisation and inconsistency, and help to embed hospital patient safety as an NHS priority.
All NHS hospitals, whether foundation trusts or non-foundation trusts, are now under the oversight of one chief executive.
Government announces Monitor and Trust Development Authority move to single leadership to deliver increased support to hospitals. London: Department of Health, June 11th 2015.
Report of the HSJ Future of NHS Leadership Inquiry (2015)
Possibly of interest:
Pym, H. (2015). Tough at the top – does the NHS need a leadership shake-up? London: BBC Health News, June 15th 2015.
This relates to:
HSJ Future of NHS Leadership Inquiry (2015). Ending the crisis in NHS leadership: a plan for renewal. Health Service Journal (HSJ), June 2015.
Jim Mackey, former Chief Executive of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, has been appointed as Chief Executive of NHS Improvement. NHS Improvement will be the health sector regulator.
Chief Executive of NHS Improvement announced. London: Monitor, October 5th 2015.