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The West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust
is applying to become one of the
first foundation trust hospitals

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Document Archive

The following is a list of all the documents, links and other information which was displayed on this website during the Trust's Foundation Trust application.


Listed below are the document relating to the election for the Council of Members of the West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  The Council will be established on 1 November 2004, subject to authorisation by the Independent Regulator.

Election Results (issued October 22nd 2004)

Notice of Poll & List of Nominated Candidates for Election (Adobe pdf file)

Notice of Election (Adobe pdf file)

Roles and Responsibilities of the Council of Members (word file)

Election Schedule (word file)

Nomination Form (Adobe pdf file)

Q & As, Standing for Election (word file)

Council of Members workshop presentation (powerpoint presentation)

Council of Member NHS information booklet (Adobe pdf file)

Electoral Reform Society  (website)


Questions and Answers

Calendar of Events

  You and Your NHS Foundation Hospital (presentation)


Fact Sheets

NHS Foundation Trusts Information Guides:

These are a series of 8 short documents covering the key aspects of NHS Foundation Trust policy.

  Accountability and Regulation

  Financial Freedoms

  Financial Reforms: Payment by Results


  Human Resources


  System Reforms in the NHS


Other useful documents:

  A Guide to NHS Foundation Trusts (by the Dept of Health)

  Guidance on Consultation

  Frequently Asked Questions

  Staff-specific Questions and Answers


NHS Foundation Trusts

DOH (Department of Health) website providing up to date information, publications and other resources on Foundation Trusts.

Monitor - The Independent Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts

The Independent Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts is an independent corporate body established under the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003 and is responsible for authorising, monitoring and regulating NHS Foundation Trusts

Agenda for Change

Department of Health website providing information about the new NHS pay scheme.

Payment by Results

Details of the new NHS financial system which will provide a transparent, rules-based system for paying Trusts. This will reward efficiency, support patient choice and diversity and encourage activity for sustainable waiting time reductions.


The Electoral Reform Ballot Society website provides information about the Trusts chosen ballot administration company for the NHS Foundation Trust Elections.


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