Join Suzie Bailey for an online Q&A at 12pm on 22 October

Last month Monitor chief executive David Bennett said: “NHS foundation trusts are striving to overcome the challenges they face while still meeting patients’ expectations for quality care. However, we believe trusts can make further progress by improving their planning.”

It followed a warning in May from the regulator that providers’ two year plans were unrealistically optimistic given the escalating financial pressure.

Strategy development and planning Q&A

Join the discussion with Monitor’s Suzie Bailey, at 12pm on 22 October. Simply post a question in the comments below.

In an attempt to help NHS providers avoid financial distress, Monitor will this week unveil two new resources intended to solve the problem of bad planning by providers.

To help providers and commissioners understand the new resources, Monitor head of sector development Suzie Bailey will be taking part in an online Q&A on at 12pm-1pm on 22 October.

Participants will be able to discuss the financial and clinical pitfalls of bad planning and how to avoid it.

To take part simply leave a question in the comments section below. You will need to be a registered user of to post a comment, sign up for free here.