PERFORMANCE: Monitor has closed its investigation into South London and Maudsley Foundation after a significant overhaul of its non-executive directors was promised.

The regulator launched an investigation in July 2014 “after external reviews raised concerns about the way the trust was organised and run”, it said in a release.

Monitor said a package of measures had been agreed to “strengthen processes that ensure patient safety and quality of care” and that “links between clinicians and hospital management [had] also been strengthened.”

The statement said the trust had also agreed to improve the quality of its estate more quickly than previously planned, and that two new non-executive directors had been appointed with another two planned by the end of the year.

Chair Madeliene Long is standing down at an as-yet unknown date after 14 years as chair.

Montor said it would “work closely with the trust to ensure the best [new chair] is chosen”.

It also said it would “commission an independent review in early 2015 to ensure that all of the necessary changes are in place.”