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The changing nature of regulation in the NHS

 

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The changing nature of regulation in the NHS

NHS Providers has published results of a survey of NHS trust leaders' experiences of regulation and their views on the future of regulation. It finds that trusts are concerned that the regulatory framework is not keeping pace with the developments taking place on the ground.

They highlighted that the oversight of sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) and integrated care systems (ICSs) risks becoming an extra layer of performance management. Respondents also questioned whether STPs and ICSs can take on oversight and assurance roles for local systems without a statutory footing. More….