Inquiry status: Government Response awaited
1. Monitor was established in 2004 as the Independent Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts (FTs – a new type of autonomous NHS provider organisation, introduced in 2004). In that capacity, Monitor has had the role of authorising and then regulating FTs, ensuring that they are legally constituted, financially robust and well-led (in terms of both service quality and their finances), with Boards that operate effectively.
2. Monitor’s current primary statutory responsibilities are as follows:
Health Committee finds urgent need to clarify roles of Monitor and CQC
Health Committee to publish its Tenth Report on Tuesday 5 March 2013
Health Committee's scrutiny of regulatory bodies continues