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NHS Trust

an organization running health-care provision in the UK's National Health Service (NHS) at ‘arms-length' from the other parts of the health service. NHS Trusts manage publicly-owned facilities such as hospitals and are accountable to central government in respect of their financial management but have operational autonomy in certain respects e.g. setting the pay and conditions of some employees. It is argued that hospital managers have greater freedom to manage than under the previous system of health service administration, and that this will lead to more effective and efficient use of resources. Controversy has surrounded the creation of NHS Trusts because local political influence on health-care delivery has been reduced, with critics arguing that the self-governing nature of some Trust functions is a form of privatization. Supporters argue that, besides the advantages listed above, consumer influences on health-care policy are more appropriately filtered through the health authorities and GP FUNDHOLDERS which purchase health services on their behalf from the Trusts (see PURCHASER-PROVIDER SPLIT). See NEW PUBLIC MANAGEMENT.
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Staff at the Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Acute Trust missed 52,681 days because of illness in the financial year 2018/19.
From a health point of view it makes an enormous amount of sense to cluster around our acute trust which most of us use."
"Having spent nearly four years leading an acute trust, I will be taking some time with my family in order to decide what to do next."
A large Acute Trust typically sends upwards of 900,000 documents to GPs each year, resulting in up to 900,000 [pounds sterling] costs before taking into account staff time.
The report said: "Cambridge Acute Trust's actions fell far short of what should have happened, and constituted service failure.
In the context of this study, this perspective points to the potential for acute trust administrators to contribute to the containment of MRSA by providing physicians and nurses with adequate working conditions, suitable physical premises, and an organizational climate conducive to safety and learning from failure.
Awards are made on the basis of an analysis of publicly available datasets and every NHS acute trust is included.
The post is supported by a part-time liaison officer, who provides the clerical element of the accident and emergency (A&E) liaison role between the acute trust and surrounding PCTs, allowing me to develop my analysis and research role more fully.
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He accused the government of facing acute trust deficit both at home and abroad due to its lack of transparency, poor governance, and cronyism.
The government faces acute trust deficit both at home and abroad due to its lack of transparency, poor governance, and cronyism.
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