MPs condemn foundation trusts and Payment by Results

The introduction of Payment by Results and foundation trusts before PCTs were ready to meet their challenges was 'ill-judged', MPs say today.

Foundation trusts have some strengths but a full evaluation of their impact is needed, according to a Health Committee report.

It calls on the government to commission research as a priority into foundation trust performance.

Recommendations include the DoH taking steps to ensure PCTs are able to play the strategic planning role urgently required of them.

neil.durham@haymarket.com

Health Committee

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