The process and impact of trust mergers in the National Health Service: A financial perspective.

Hutchings, Andrew and Allen, Pauline and Fulop, Naomi and King, Annette and Protopsaltis, Gerasimos and Normand, Charles and Walters, Rhiannon (2003) The process and impact of trust mergers in the National Health Service: A financial perspective. Public Money & Management, 23 (2). pp. 103-112. ISSN 0954-0962 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Mergers in the UK National Health Service have been Justified by their perceived benefits. This article reports the findings from a study exploring the financial outcome of trust mergers. The authors found that financial deficits in constituent trusts, anticipated management cost savings and their reinvestment in services are important drivers for merger However, savings achieved in the first two years following merger were below target and there was a lack of transparency in how savings had been reinvested. The merged trusts were able to partially address equity issues, a theme that emerged during the merger process. This article highlights important issues that need to be considered when planning mergers and reconfigurations.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Helen Wooldridge
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2008 16:03
Last Modified: 28 May 2014 08:58
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/5201 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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