Statutory guidance

NHS foundation trusts: annual reporting manual 2013/14

Guidance for NHS foundation trusts on producing their 2013/14 annual reports and accounts.


NHS foundation trust annual reporting manual 2013 to 2014

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All NHS foundation trusts must publish annual reports and accounts to allow scrutiny of the year’s operations and outcomes.

This guidance outlines the process foundation trusts should follow when producing and submitting these documents.

Published 13 December 2013
Last updated 24 March 2014 + show all updates
  1. There were three places in the document (on pages 5, 42 and 148) where a paragraph reference has been replaced with ‘error!’. These have now been corrected. The corrected references are: Page 5, row 10 – paragraph 7.75. Page 42, bottom row – paragraph 1.26. Page 148, second row – paragraph 7.18.

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