NHS trusts: documents and guidance

Guidance and information for NHS trusts.

Events and webinars

Find out more about Monitor’s upcoming events and webinars for NHS trusts.

Foundation trust applicants

To be authorised as an NHS foundation trust, you’ll need to pass a Care Quality Commission inspection and an assessment by Monitor.

The NHS payment system

Monitor and NHS England invite you to take part in shaping the development of the NHS payment system. You should read these guidance documents.

You can find out more in this collection of publications on the payment system.

  1. NHS National Tariff Payment System 2016/17: a consultation document

    • Consultation outcome
  2. 2016/17 national tariff proposals: annexes

    • Guidance
  3. 2016/17 national tariff proposals: currency design and relative prices

    • Policy paper
  4. Engagement on 2016/17 national tariff proposals

    • Guidance
  5. NHS providers and commissioners: submit locally determined prices to Monitor

    • Guidance
  6. Tariff arrangements for your 2015/16 NHS activity

    • Correspondence
  7. National tariff payment system 2015/16: a consultation notice

    • Consultation outcome
  8. National tariff payment system 2014/15

    • Statutory guidance
  9. Approved costing guidance

    • Statutory guidance
  10. The NHS payment system: Monitor and NHS England's plans for 2015/16

    • Policy paper

Procurement, choice and competition

Monitor’s role is to make sure that procurement, choice and competition operate in the best interests of patients and to step in if anti-competitive behaviour by NHS commissioners or providers goes against patients’ interests.

Read more guidance and information about NHS procurement, choice and competition for healthcare providers and commissioners.

Mergers and transactions

Integrated care

Integrated care helps organisations work across traditional boundaries to provide care and support that meets the needs of patients and service users.

Improving patient flow

Evidence from Monitor to support local decisions on options for improving patient flow.

  1. Improving patient flow: evidence to help local decision-makers

    • Research and analysis
  2. Moving healthcare closer to home

    • Guidance
  3. A&E delays: why did patients wait longer last winter?

    • Research and analysis

Developing your strategy

You can request joining our LinkedIn Strategy and Development Planning group to discuss management issues and best practice.

Developing your staff

Guidance for NHS trusts to help bring about systematic change in their organisations.

  1. NHS strategic financial leadership programme

    • Promotional material
  2. NHS trust and foundation trust non-executive directors programme

    • Promotional material
  3. Supporting the role of the medical director

    • Research and analysis
  4. NHS foundation trusts: recruiting and engaging new members

    • Research and analysis

Service-line management

Service-line management is an approach to management developed for the NHS by Monitor.

You can find out more in our collection of publications on service-line management.

About Monitor

  1. About Monitor: an introduction to our role

    • Promotional material
  2. Monitor's strategy for 2014 to 2017

    • Corporate report
  3. Monitor’s annual plan for 2014/15

    • Corporate report
  4. Closing the NHS funding gap: how to get better value healthcare for patients

    • Research and analysis
Published 23 May 2014
Last updated 10 March 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added information strategy development text and updated the page with tariff arrangements for 2015/16.
  2. Added the publication: 'Integrated care: how to comply with Monitor’s requirements'
  3. We've added new guidance on mergers and transactions to the collection.
  4. Added the NHS National Tariff Payment System 2015/16: engagement documents
  5. First published.