STRUCTURE: The Department of Health has yet to agree tripartite formal agreements (TFAs), setting anticipated dates for foundation trust applications, for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

NHS Yorkshire and the Humber minutes say: “TFAs have been submitted to the DH for Bradford District Care Trust (July 2012); Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust (January 2012); Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust (July 2012); and Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (June 2012). All have been signed off by the DH. TFAs for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (April 2012) and Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust have yet to be agreed with the DH who are working to a formal sign off by the end of September 2011.”