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NHS trusts continue to think they are over-regulated, survey finds

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j1873 (Published 13 April 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j1873
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

NHS trusts continue to believe they are overburdened by demands from regulators which remain too frequent and provide poor value for money, a new survey has found.

The poll1 of senior trust leaders by NHS Providers, the body representing NHS trusts in England, found that two thirds (68%) thought that demand from regulators including NHS Improvement and the Care Quality Commission had increased in the past 12 months.

While this was lower than the 87% who said that demand from regulators had increased when the organisation last surveyed trusts …

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