Sets out the proposed guidance for how foundation trusts should produce and submit their annual reports.
Summarises the principal changes being made in the draft annual reporting manual 2016/17 compared to guidance for 2015/16.
All NHS foundation trusts must publish annual reports and accounts to allow scrutiny of the year’s operations and outcomes.
This draft guidance outlines the process foundation trusts should follow when producing and submitting these documents.
This does not apply to NHS trusts. NHS trusts should refer to the Department of Health's Group Accounting Manual.
Thanks to those of you who provided feedback on our proposed changes to the annual reporting manual. You can read the summary of responses below. We have now published the latest version of the annual reporting manual.