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Building the NHS Trust Development Authority

The Department of Health (DH) has outlined initial proposals about how the planned NHS Trust Development Authority (NTDA) will operate.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


The proposals also explain how it will be organised.

The proposals remain subject to Parliamentary approval, but the document provides a clear sense of direction to DH, NHS and Arm’s Length Body staff who will work with and within this new organisation.

Building the NHS Trust Development Authority sets out:

  • the role of the NTDA in the reformed NHS, it statutory basis, proposed culture and values and its key relationships
  • the NTDA’s core operating model and how this will be developed and
  • initial proposals for how it could be structured and organised to fulfil its role effectively.
Published 5 January 2012