NHS Trusts: Mergers

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of Mohammad Yasin Mohammad Yasin Labour, Bedford

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of services are retained in each hospital following mergers in NHS Trusts in England in each year since 2015.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Powers under Section 56A and 56AA of the NHS Act 2006 enables a National Health Service foundation trust to merge with another foundation trust or NHS trust. NHS Improvement as the independent regulator does not collate the information requested.

Every merger is different, but each will integrate the services of trusts to ensure the delivery of high-quality NHS services. A successful merger enables trusts to join together to gain the benefits of a larger organisation, such as releasing economies of scale; improving patient care and manage resources more effectively than either organisation can achieve alone.

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