Monitor: According to Monitor, the independent foundation trust regulator, the results of the Healthcare Commission’s 2007-08 Annual Health Check show the benefits for patients of healthcare provided by NHS foundation trusts. These results provide a further incentive for all remaining NHS acute and mental health trusts to be ready to apply for foundation trust status.
38 out of the 42 organisations rated ‘excellent’ overall for both Quality of Services and Use of Resources are NHS foundation trusts
PADA: The personal accounts delivery authority (PADA) has published its first annual report, highlighting the key steps taken towards setting up one of the world's largest occupational pension saving schemes.
The delivery authority outlined progress to date towards advising on and, pending legislation currently before parliament, ultimately setting up the new personal accounts scheme. The scheme is expected to have between four and seven million members, with up to £200bn of assets under management by 2040.