STRUCTURE: Shropshire County PCT has set a provisional date for its community trust to apply for foundation status.

The final date for authorisation as a foundation trust will be April 2014.

The community trust being established by Shropshire County PCT will submit an “FT ready” application to the Department of Health for formal assessment, provisionally by March 2013.

The project director, in agreement with the trust chair, is responsible for signing the agreement on behalf of the proposed community trust.