An NHS Trust is an Organisation.

An NHS Trust is a legal entity, set up by order of the Secretary of State under section 25 of, and Schedule 4 to, the National Health Service Act 2006, to provide goods and services for the purposes of the health service.

NHS Trusts may act as Health Care Providers and provide hospital services, community services and/or other aspects of PATIENT care, such as PATIENT transport facilities.

They may also act as commissioners when sub-contracting PATIENT care SERVICES to other providers of health care.

NHS Improvement is responsible for overseeing NHS Trusts.


This supporting information is also known by these names:
pluralNHS Trusts