STRUCTURE: Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals Trust is working with the Royal Free London Hospital Foundation Trust on a merger, it announced today.

The north London acute, which has a turnover of more than £300m, said it would be assessing the benefits and risks to the move before deciding whether to proceed with an outline business case in October.

If this goes ahead Barnet and Chase Farm plans to cease operating as an independent entity by September 2013.

You can read HSJ’s in-depth analysis of the issues here.