The implications of financial policies and controls in NHS Foundation Trusts

Al-Sheikhly, Tamara (2007) The implications of financial policies and controls in NHS Foundation Trusts. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This study is based on Foundation Trusts within the National Health Service. It is primarily focused on six financial policies and controls, how they have influenced the Foundation Trust and what has been learnt during this time. The preferred research method for this study was an interview with senior members of staff, within the finance department of a Foundation Trust. The study will then conclude with an analysis of the findings identified in the interviews, and a comparison to what was contained in the theoretical information during the research phase. The report concludes by identifying that due to the recent introduction of Foundation Trusts, there is a lack of academic literature based on this subject. It is however possible to see that all of the policies and controls are currently being implemented, some with a higher success rate than others. The control with the highest level of success is the Performance Assessment Framework, which was based on the Balanced Scorecard concept. Future recommendations could include looking further into one of the policies or controls, where additional primary research could be obtained. This could then lead on to a comparison of FTs now and the old NHS Trusts.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Portsmouth Business School > Accounting and Financial Management
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:14
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/420

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