Guidance

Special measures: a guide for NHS trusts and foundation trusts

Describes how the special measures programme for NHS trusts and foundation trusts works.

Documents

A guide to special measures

A guide to special measures: addendum

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Details

This guide for NHS trusts and foundation trusts, written by the Care Quality Commission, Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority, explains:

  • why trusts are placed in special measures
  • what happens to trusts in special measures
  • the roles and responsibilities of the organisations involved
  • when and how trusts leave special measures

See also: Special measures: a guide for patients

Published 2 May 2014
Last updated 9 October 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added an addendum to provide further detail on how Monitor, the Care Quality Commission, and the NHS Trust Development Authority will work together while NHS trusts and foundation trusts are in special measures.
  2. The guidance has been updated to reflect the ‘Special measures: one year on’ report.
  3. First published.