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