The NHS provider licence is a key part of our regulatory and oversight system. Following consultation, and as new care models and joint ventures become more common, we are introducing a new licence condition for NHS-controlled providers.
These are providers that:
- are not themselves NHS trusts or NHS foundation trusts
- hold a provider licence
- are ultimately controlled by one or more NHS trusts and/or foundation trusts, where ‘control’ is defined on the basis of IFRS 10
Oversight of NHS-controlled providers: guidance
Guidance on our oversight of NHS-controlled providers and the full NHS-controlled provider licence conditions.
We will oversee NHS-controlled providers in a way that is proportionate and will keep our oversight approach under review to ensure it remains appropriate and fit for purpose.