NHS Foundation Trust

An NHS Foundation Trust is an ORGANISATION.

Description

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.

NHS Foundation Trusts:

  • 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 Improvement  is responsible for overseeing  NHS Foundation Trusts.

For further information on NHS Foundation Trusts, see the:

Also Known As

This NHS business definition is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural NHS Foundation Trusts

Where Used

Type Link How used
Supporting Information Activity Location Type Codes references in description NHS Foundation Trust
NHS Business Definition Ambulance Service references in description NHS Foundation Trust
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 020 - Outpatient CDS references in description NHS Foundation Trust
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 021 - Future Outpatient CDS references in description NHS Foundation Trust
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 130 - Admitted Patient Care - Finished General Episode CDS references in description NHS Foundation Trust
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 190 - Admitted Patient Care - Unfinished General Episode CDS references in description NHS Foundation Trust
Data Element COMMISSIONING SERIAL NUMBER references in description NHS Foundation Trust
Supporting Information Commissioning Data Set Submission Protocol references in description NHS Foundation Trust
Attribute DISCHARGE DESTINATION references in description NHS Foundation Trust
Supporting Information Department for Work and Pensions Overseas Healthcare Team references in description NHS Foundation Trust
Data Set Diagnostic Imaging Data Set references in description NHS Foundation Trust
Data Set Female Genital Mutilation Data Set references in description NHS Foundation Trust
NHS Business Definition Health Care Provider references in description NHS Foundation Trust
NHS Business Definition Hospital Provider references in description NHS Foundation Trust
NHS Business Definition NHS Foundation Trust references in description NHS Foundation Trust
NHS Business Definition NHS Improvement references in description NHS Foundation Trust
Supporting Information National Tariff Payment System references in description NHS Foundation Trust
Data Element ORGANISATION IDENTIFIER (REFERRING) references in description NHS Foundation Trust
Class PATIENT ORGANISATION references in description NHS Foundation Trust
Data Set Patient Level Information Costing System Acute Data Set - Admitted Patient Care references in description NHS Foundation Trust
Data Set Patient Level Information Costing System Acute Data Set - Emergency Care references in description NHS Foundation Trust
Data Set Patient Level Information Costing System Acute Data Set - Out-Patient Care references in description NHS Foundation Trust
Data Set Patient Level Information Costing System Acute Data Set - Specialist Ward Care references in description NHS Foundation Trust
Data Set Patient Level Information Costing System Acute Data Set - Supplementary Information references in description NHS Foundation Trust
Data Element REFERRING ORGANISATION CODE references in description NHS Foundation Trust
Attribute SOURCE OF ADMISSION references in description NHS Foundation Trust
Data Element SOURCE OF ADMISSION CODE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) references in description NHS Foundation Trust
NHS Business Definition Specialist Community Public Health Nurse: School Nurse references in description NHS Foundation Trust
Data Set Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy Data Set references in description NHS Foundation Trust
Data Set Venous Thromboembolism Risk Assessment Data Set references in description NHS Foundation Trust