Bob Alexander, Chief Executive at the NHS Trust Development Authority said:
“Throughout this next period, the support and development that we provide and that NHS Trusts have told us is so valuable will not change. Our focus remains on the most important issue of all – maintaining and improving patient care.
“We will support this transition fully over the next period. We look forward to working more closely with colleagues across the health system to share what we have found to have worked well with NHS Trusts.”