Investigating the governance of autonomous public hospitals in England: multi-site case study of NHS foundation trusts.

@article{Allen2012InvestigatingTG,
  title={Investigating the governance of autonomous public hospitals in England: multi-site case study of NHS foundation trusts.},
  author={Pauline Allen and Justin Keen and John D Wright and Paul G. Dempster and Jean Townsend and Andrew Hutchings and Andrew Street and Rossella Verzulli},
  journal={Journal of health services research & policy},
  year={2012},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={94-100}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the external and internal governance of NHS foundation trusts (FTs), which have increased autonomy, and local members and governors unlike other NHS trusts. METHODS In depth, three-year case studies of four FTs; and analysis of national quantitative data on all FT hospitals and NHS Trust hospitals to give national context. Data included 111 interviews with managers, clinicians, governors and members, and local purchasers; observation of meetings; and analysis of FTs… CONTINUE READING