Consultation outcome

Supporting NHS foundation trusts considering a merger: proposed approach

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Detail of outcome

Overall there was broad support for the proposed changes and Monitor is now in the process of implementing them. The proposed changes, the feedback Monitor received on them, and the next steps are summarised in this document.

Original consultation

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Monitor is seeking views on a proposed new approach to facilitating a smoother and swifter path for mergers between NHS foundation trusts.


Consultation description

The letter outlines several areas where Monitor proposes to help NHS foundation trusts considering a merger and invites feedback.