Outlines proposals for organisations controlled by NHS providers (ie NHS trusts and/or foundation trusts) and delivering significant amounts of services for the NHS to be overseen in the same way as their parent organisations.
Compares the costs and benefits of our proposals with a ‘do-nothing’ scenario.
What are we proposing?
We're proposing to introduce a set of standard licence conditions
for NHS-controlled providers containing all the licence conditions that apply
to all licence holders, with the addition of a licence condition that applies
only to NHS-controlled providers and which mirrors as far as possible the more
specific licence conditions for NHS foundation trusts (except where those
conditions specifically reflect the legal framework for NHS foundation trusts).
We're also proposing that NHS-controlled providers are overseen alongside NHS providers under the Single Oversight Framework and adhere to other guidance which applies to NHS providers.
The aim is to support the provision of consistently safe, effective, compassionate care where it is carried out on behalf of, and ultimately controlled by, NHS trusts and foundation trusts.
The responses summarise the themes that coming out of the consultation and how we will mitigate concerns raised, answers specific technical questions and outlines case studies of hypothetical NHS-controlled providers. Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond.
Responses received in relation to the published consultation on proposals for oversight of NHS-controlled providers that we ran between 13 September and 12 October 2017.