11 NHS foundation trusts rated excellent are in deep financial difficulties

Eleven NHS foundation trusts rated 'excellent' are in deep financial difficultiesHead of the health regulator, Monitor reveals the eleven trusts would not achieve foundation trust status if they applied today Level of financial difficulty means trusts are in breach of the terms of their authorisationIf the trusts cannot afford the repayments, the bill will fall to the taxpayer | UPDATED: 16:48 GMT, 18 September 2012 Eleven NHS trusts judged to have achieved a standard of excellence would not attain the status if they applied for it today, MPs have been told.

NHS trust becomes first in the country sign contract with a private maternity care company

NHS trust becomes first in the country to sign contract with a private maternity care companyTen babies have already been born through private firm One to OneService will provide women with all antenatal care, birth and postnatal care issuesRoyal College of Midwives fear deal could impact on jobs for NHS midwives [headerlinks] Private care: NHS Wirral have struck a deal for maternity care with One to One (file picture) An NHS trust has become the first in the country to sign a contract with a private company to provide maternity care. NHS Wirral has made a deal with One to One following a pilot scheme to provide services to women in the local area. Those women opting to go with One to One will be provided with a midwife who sees them through all their antenatal care, birth of the baby and postnatal care.