How NHS charities can convert to independent status
Explains the issues and processes NHS charities need to consider when becoming independent.
This guidance is for the trustees of NHS Charities. In accordance with the Review of the regulation and governance of NHS Charities, published in March 2014, trustees of NHS Charities can establish a new charity independent of the Department of Health.
The guidance explains the process for trustees considering independence. It explains variations that are dependent upon the structure of the NHS Charity, and the necessary engagement with the Department and the Charity Commission.
This is version 2 of the guidance, updated to take account of existing projects.