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Process and impact of mergers of NHS trusts: multicentre case study and management cost analysis.

Authors
  • Fulop, Naomi
  • Protopsaltis, Gerasimos
  • Hutchings, Andrew
  • King, Annette
  • Allen, Pauline
  • Normand, Charles
  • Walters, Rhiannon
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMJ
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Aug 03, 2002
Volume
325
Issue
7358
Pages
246–246
Identifiers
PMID: 12153920
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Important unintended consequences need to be accounted for when mergers are planned. Mergers can cause considerable disruptions to services, and require greater management support than previously acknowledged. Other organisations undergoing restructuring, such as primary care groups developing into primary care trusts and health authorities merging into strategic health authorities, should take these findings into account.

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