Based on our work with foundation trusts over the last 12 months we have identified 5 key situations in which a foundation trust may need to refresh its constitution
An NHS foundation trust’s constitution is the central document which establishes the fundamental principles and processes the directors and council of governors of a foundation trust must follow. Whilst much of the front-end of the constitution is mandated by the requirements set out in National Health Service Act 2006 (NHSA), the annexes to the constitution provide the foundation trust with an opportunity to set out how its board and council of governors will function and work together.
A constitution with inadequate or outdated provisions can result in difficulties when it comes to implementing change and making decisions. It is therefore important that the constitution is regularly reviewed and updated to reflect best practice.
Based on our work with foundation trusts over the last 12 months we have identified 5 key situations in which a foundation trust may need to refresh its constitution:
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