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What is this document? 'Developing the NHS performance regime', published 4 June 2008, announced the government's intention to 'establish a failure regime for state-owned providers that reflects the government's obligations to ensure service continuity and protect public assets'.
This consultation document sets out proposals for such a regime and seeks views on them by 3 December 2008.
What is its aim? To develop a system to identify poorly performing NHS organisations and intervene where necessary. In future, an NHS trust might be designated as 'underperforming'; 'seriously underperforming'; …