Self-certification: guidance for NHS foundation trusts and NHS trusts

Consolidated guidance for NHS foundation trusts and NHS trusts explaining the relevant licence conditions and what they mean in terms of the assurance you need to carry out and when.

NHS foundation trusts and trusts must self-certify that they can meet the obligations set out in the NHS provider licence. The licence includes requirements to comply with NHS acts and constitution, and with governance requirements. NHS foundation trusts designated to provide commissioner requested services are also required to complete a self-certification on the availability of resources to deliver those services.

Guidance on the self-certification process

Self-certification templates

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The NHS provider licence – contains information on the licence conditions for providers of NHS services.