NHS Foundation Trust
An NHS Foundation Trust is an ORGANISATION.
An NHS Foundation Trust is a not-for-profit, public benefit corporation.
NHS Foundation Trusts were established by section 30 of, and Schedule 7 to, the National Health Service Act 2006.
An NHS Foundation Trust provides goods and services for the purposes of the health service in England, in accordance with Chapter 5 of the National Health Service Act 2006.
- provide over half of all NHS hospital, mental health, Ambulance Services and community care SERVICES
- were created to devolve decision making from central government to local communities
- provide and develop healthcare according to core NHS principles - free care, based on need and not ability to pay.
NHS England is responsible for overseeing NHS Foundation Trusts.
For further information on NHS Foundation Trusts, see the NHS website at: NHS authorities and trusts.
This supporting information is also known by these names:
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