Hospital bid to become Foundation

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) has taken a step forward in its bid to become a Foundation Trust.

An application has been submitted to the Department of Health by the region’s strategic health authority NHS East Midlands – which should see NUH become a Foundation Trust by spring 2012.

Two months of assessment will take place this summer before the Secretary of State is invited to submit the formal application to Monitor – the independent body which regulates NHS Foundation Trusts.