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University College Hospital

Volume 404: debated on Monday 28 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect on the (a) Whittington Hospital and (b) Royal Free Hospital of the granting of foundation status to University College Hospital. [110263]

As outlined in chapter 7 of "A Guide to NHS Foundation Trusts", the second stage application process for prospective national health service foundation trusts will require applicants to demonstrate the support of key stakeholder groups and proposals for how local communities will be encouraged to exercise ownership and control within the new organisation.