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This document (reference: IA 2037) assesses the impact of establishing the NHS Trust Development Authority (NTDA).
The government set out a clear vision for a modernised NHS with an all Foundation Trust (FT) provider landscape. NHS trusts require support to achieve FT status, including an effective appointments process to ensure capable boards and robust governance. Trusts also require performance management and monitoring to maintain national standards. Currently these functions lie across different organisations.
Subject to Royal Assent, under the proposals of the Health and Social Care Bill 2011 some of these organisations will be abolished and therefore these functions need to be located in another organisation to ensure the process of reaching an all FT provider landscape can be achieved.