Research and analysis

NHS foundation trusts: improving strategic planning

An assessment of the importance of strategic and operational planning and how well NHS foundation trusts currently plan.

Applies to England


Meeting the needs of patients: improving strategic planning in NHS foundation trusts

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This document covers:

  • what effective planning can achieve
  • how well NHS foundation trusts currently plan
  • how Monitor intends to help the sector plan better
Published 20 December 2013