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Supporting aspirant FTs

The NHS Providers Preparation Programme is open to all NHS trusts that are working towards foundation trust applications. The programme has been providing support for aspirant trusts since 2007. It is funded and supported by the NHS Trust Development Authority.

It assists colleagues in aspirant foundation trusts by drawing on the experience and good practice developed by existing foundation trusts, as well as by linking in with stakeholders such as the NHS Trust Development Authority and Monitor to keep trusts up to date on application developments.

The programme includes a series of events, briefings, information provision, help to set up buddying and mentoring relationships, as well as bespoke support tailored to particular needs.
Both  NHS Provider members and non-members can access this support free of charge.

New to the programme this year are full day sessions on:

  • Non-executive director challenge
  • The foundations of good quality governance

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If you are looking for something in particular which we may be able to help with, please get in touch.

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