Our Foundation Trust Application
Our vision is to become an Integrated Foundation Trust with a passion for quality and excellence
We believe that becoming an NHS Foundation Trust would give us greater freedom to transform services, work in partnerships and respond to local health needs.
We began our journey to become an NHS Foundation Trust in 2008 but put our plans on hold to merge two local community health services with our mental health and learning disability services. The merger took place in 2011. We're now an integrated organisation and ready to return to the assessment process to become an NHS Foundation Trust.
The Government expects all NHS Trusts in England to become NHS Foundation Trusts by the end of March 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter. All NHS Trusts will therefore either be required to become an NHS Foundation Trust or join an existing Foundation Trust.
We held a formal public consultation on bid to become a Foundation Trust which ended in April 2012. Following the consultation we listened to what our staff, patients and senior stakeholders had to say and we amended our approach accordingly. We summarised the findings of our consultation in the press notice below:
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland back our bid to become a Foundation Trust
We were assessed by Monitor in December 2012 and our application was deferred by six months we are now undertaking further work but we are hoping to return to Monitor in June and we expect to undergo final assessment later in 2013.
You can read our initial consultation document
Read our Easy Read consultation document
Read our large print consultation document