The role of these ratings is to indicate when there is a cause for
concern at a foundation trust. The ratings do not automatically trigger regulatory
action, they are simply a prompt to consider whether a more detailed
investigation is needed.
The financial sustainability risk rating: is a view of the
level of financial risk a foundation trust faces and its overall
financial efficiency. A rating of 1 indicates the most serious risk and 4
the least risk. A rating of 2* means the trust has a risk rating of 2
but we consider its financial position is unlikely to get worse in the
The governance rating: shows a degree of concern about how the trust is run, any steps being taken to investigate this and/or any action being taken. The directory either indicates whether there are no evident concerns, that enforcement action is underway, or that the foundation trust’s rating is ‘under review’, which means concerns have been identified but no action has been taken.
Foundation trusts’ ratings are updated each quarter and also in ‘real time’ to reflect any regulatory action.
- Register of licence holders: NHS foundation trusts (CSV, 47.4KB)
- Register of licence holders: other providers (CSV, 26.5KB)