Setting up and running a charity – guidance

NHS charities guidance

Guidance for managing NHS charities in England and Wales.

Documents

NHS charities guidance

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Board members' role in managing charitable funds held by their NHS Body

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Consultation on draft guidance on NHS charities: glossary

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Guidance for corporate trustees and trustee bodies managing NHS charitable funds

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NHS charities and independence indicators and evidence

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Trusts and trusteeship under NHS Acts, 1946-2006

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Consultation on draft guidance on NHS charities: power to compromise

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Consultation on draft guidance on NHS charities: inquiry

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Scenario 1: Straight merger of two or more NHS bodies to form one new NHS body

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Scenario 2: One NHS body re-organised (with possible movement of services into and out of that NHS body)

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Scenario 3: Several existing NHS bodies re-organised (with possible movement of services into and out of those bodies)

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Scenario 4: Services / facilities moved without a re-organisation of NHS bodies

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Scenario 5: A re-organisation of NHS bodies (merger)

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Detail

This guidance is for those who have a formal or informal role in the management of NHS charities in England and Wales. This includes:

  • members of trust boards of NHS bodies (including NHS foundation trusts)
  • individual trustees (where trustee bodies have been established by the Secretary of State for Health or Welsh Ministers)
  • employees of trusts responsible for day-to-day management of NHS charities or who are given the status of fund advisers/holders
  • employees of NHS charities

See also the Department of Health’s guidance How NHS charities can convert to independent status on the issues and processes NHS charities need to consider when becoming independent.