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Revised Code of Governance for NHS Foundation Trusts

Monitor, the independent regulator of National Health Service Foundation Trusts, has published an updated edition of its Code of Governance for NHS Foundation Trusts.

The NHS Foundation Trust Code of Governance (Code) was first published in 2006. Following reviews in 2008 and 2009 of its application, and also taking into account of more recent developments in governance practices specific to NHS foundation trusts, the Code has been updated in 2010.

The purpose of the Code is to assist NHS Foundation Trust boards in improving their governance practices by bringing together the best practice of public and private sector corporate governance. The Code sets out a common overarching framework for the corporate governance of NHS Foundation Trusts and complements the statutory and regulatory obligations on them.