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Foundation Trust

Foundation Trust


Being a foundation trust means we now have:

  • Greater local ownership and accountability to our patients, public and staff
  • More freedom to improve your local community services


Why we became a foundation trust...


Foundation trusts are NHS organisations so as a foundation trust we remain part of the NHS delivering NHS services. A foundation trust also has more freedom from central government to manage its own affairs. It can develop its own plans for developing services and has greater financial freedom, including the ability to reinvest any money we save into local services.


Importantly, foundation trusts are based on a public and staff membership - we are accountable to our local community through a membership made up of the public and staff who will have a greater involvement with our trust. (Membership is free and you can be involved as much or as little as you want - visit our membership page for more information). 


We are also accountable to NHS commissioners through service contracts and to Monitor (the independent regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts).


Read our FAQs about foundation trusts and our membership scheme




Last Updated: Wednesday, 04 July 2018 20:57

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