NHS Providers conducted a survey in the first half of August 2016 with NHS foundation trusts and trusts. Finance directors were asked:
how their finances are faring after the first quarter of 2016/17
how much confidence they have in their plans going into the rest of the year
their view on the effectiveness of measures outlined in NHS Improvement's (NHSI) financial 'reset'.
A total of 84 providers responded to the survey, representing 35% of England's 238 provider trusts.