NHS foundation trust performance

Monitor asks foundation trusts to assess their own compliance with the terms of their licence, as part of its risk based approach to regulation. NHS foundation trusts submit an annual plan, quarterly and ad hoc reports to Monitor.

Using this information we assign annual and quarterly ratings, monitor actual performance against plans, and identify any steps that need to be taken to address problems.

Monitor publishes quarterly reports covering the performance and ratings for NHS foundation trusts. These provide a summary of the performance of the foundation trust sector, and also give individual NHS foundation trusts the opportunity to understand their own performance in relation to other foundation trusts.

The quarterly reports are a vital part of our annual reporting cycle, along with the publication each year of NHS Foundation Trusts Consolidated Accounts.

The foundation trust directory shows the current governance and continuity of services ratings for each foundation trust. The ratings page shows the ratings for all foundation trusts.