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Annual Reporting Mechanisms of National Health Service Trusts

Hodges, Ron, MacNiven, Louise Jayne and Mellett, Howard James 2002. Annual Reporting Mechanisms of National Health Service Trusts. Public Money and Management 22 (3) , pp. 49-54. 10.1111/1467-9302.00318

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Abstract

This article investigates the role of the annual report and the annual general meeting (AGM) in the context of NHS trusts. The authors report the results of a questionnaire survey of every NHS trust in the UK. Significant variation in the approach taken within a common framework of accountability was found. In general, there seems to be little public demand for trusts’ annual reports and attendance at their AGMs was low. The research indicates possibilities of extending annual reporting in the public sector beyond the annual report and AGM and discloses innovative ways that trusts have attempted to overcome the limited interest of stakeholders produced by the traditional reporting mechanisms.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0954-0962
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Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:25
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/38642

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