NHS Foundation Trusts are independent, with accountability to their local communities rather than central Government. We provide and develop healthcare services in a way that is consistent with NHS standards and principles but have greater freedoms in the way we manage our affairs.

We are inspected by the Care Quality Commission for compliance with healthcare standards and targets in the same way as all other NHS Trusts and we are overseen by an independent regulator, NHS Improvement.

As an NHS Foundation Trust we give more power and a greater voice to our local communities and staff over the delivery and development of local healthcare. We want people who are interested in the Trust and what we do to become actively involved in our plans.