STRUCTURE: Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust is focusing on detailed financial planning in order to work towards foundation status.

A board paper says the main piece of work is to complete a draft integrated business plan. It says: “The IBP is one of the two key documents that the trust is required to submit to the Department of Health, the other being the Long Term Financial Model.”

It says an IBP will be submitted to NHS Yorkshire and the Humber during May. It has recruited 7,800 members - which are required for foundation trusts - but said “the rate of recruitment has slowed”.