North Bristol NHS Trust taken out of financial special measures

We've taken North Bristol NHS Trust out of financial special measures following significant improvements in its financial performance

We put the trust, which delivers care across Bristol and South Gloucestershire, into financial special measures in September 2016 due to a worse financial performance than planned.

What we offered

Our package of support included dedicated expert support and support to improve its financial planning processes. 

Improvements made

The trust’s management team demonstrated strong leadership and worked collaboratively with us, taking swift action to make the improvements needed.

As a result, the trust performed better than it had planned during 2016/17, saving over £8 million more than had been originally identified, with these and other improvements continuing in 2017/18. 

I want to congratulate the senior team and all staff at North Bristol NHS Trust for the significant progress they have made in just under a year. The trust responded positively and proactively to being placed into special measures, which saw rapid improvement.

We all have a duty to get the best value for every NHS pound. With our support the senior team at North Bristol NHS Trust really took on the challenge we set for their finances and actively engaged all staff in financial improvement. We will be looking to use this as an example of good practice for other trusts.

Bob Alexander, Deputy Chief Executive at NHS Improvement

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