As part of the development of integrated care systems, NHS England is committed to supporting NHS trusts and NHS foundation trusts to work effectively within systems.
Between 27 May 2022 and 8 July 2022, we consulted on:
- A draft updated Code of governance for NHS provider trusts which sets out an overarching framework for the corporate governance of trusts, drawing on best practice from the latest UK Corporate governance code.
- An addendum to the full guide for governors which covers the impact of system working on councils of governors
- Guidance on good governance and collaboration that links effective system working to a governance licence condition under the provider licence.
Together, the code, addendum, and guidance on good governance and collaboration will support trusts to work effectively within systems.