Is NHS collaboration working? Given the rise in mergers and acquisitions between Acute and Foundation Trusts, and the enormous effort involved, this question is on many lips.
Anyone reading the news could be forgiven for believing that the answer is a resounding 'no', based upon several critical reports.
This paper sets out to expose some of the myths about healthcare collaboration, by presenting the views of those with on-the-ground experience of mergers and other forms of partnerships from not only the UK but around the world.
KPMG surveyed UK Trust Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), the responses build a compelling picture of why hospitals choose to come together, what they expect from collaboration and the reasons for success - or failure.
This article represents the views of the author only, and does not necessarily represent the views or professional advice of KPMG in the UK.