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Wave 1 NHS foundation trusts

First wave applicants authorised by the Independent Regulator.

The Office of the Independent Regulator authorised the following as the first 10 NHS foundation trusts from 1 April:

  • Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust
  • Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital  NHS Foundation Trust
  • Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (formerly Peterborough Hospitals NHS Trust )
  • Royal Devon and Exeter Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.

The Office of the Independent Regulator authorised the second group of wave 1 applicants  from 1 July 2004. These are:

  • Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (formerly Addenbrooke’s NHS Trust)
  • City Hospital Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
  • Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (formerly Southern Derbyshire Acute Hospital Services NHS Trust)
  • The Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust 

Assessments of the applications submitted by Wave 1 NHS Trusts to the Secretary of State for approval

The comments below reflect the Department of Health view of the application documents submitted by NHS Trusts at the time of their initial application.

Assessments of deferred and unsupported applications

In the first group of wave 1, the Office of the Independent Regulator has agreed to defer consideration of applications from two NHS trusts at the trusts' request:  These are:

  • North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust
  • Rotherham General Hospital NHS Trust.

The Office of the Independent Regulator deferred consideration of applications from two NHS trusts in the second group.  These are:

  • Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust
  • King’s College Hospital NHS Trust

The Office of the Independent Regulator did not support the application from Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust.


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