Foundation trust regulator Monitor has confirmed five new foundation trusts will be authorised from today.

The trusts are:

  • Mid Staffordshire foundation trust;

  • Birmingham Women's foundation trust;

  • GreaterManchesterWest Mental Health foundation trust;

  • TamesideHospital foundation trust;

  • Norfolkand Waveney Mental Health foundation trust.

This brings the total number of foundation trusts to 88, of which 20 are mental health trusts.

To read more, visit Monitor's website