Are NHS foundation trusts able and willing to exercise autonomy? 'You can take a horse to water...'.

@article{Exworthy2011AreNF,
  title={Are NHS foundation trusts able and willing to exercise autonomy? 'You can take a horse to water...'.},
  author={Mark Exworthy and Francesca Frosini and Lorelei Jones},
  journal={Journal of health services research & policy},
  year={2011},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={232-7}
}
Foundation trusts (FTs) have been a central part of the government's National Health Service (NHS) reforms in England since 2004. They illustrate the government's claim to decentralization, by granting greater autonomy to high performing organizations. The number of FTs has grown steadily, reaching 131 in September 2010, over 50% of eligible trusts. Despite this growth, and notwithstanding the fact that organizations which initially became FTs were previously high performing, doubts remain… CONTINUE READING