NHS Provider licence: Self-certification

NHS Provider Licence

The NHS Provider Licence was introduced in 2013 following the Health and Social Care Act 2012 to regulate providers and ensure the health sector works in the best interests of patients. The licence was modified and re-issued in 2023 to reflect current statutory and policy requirements.

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust Provider Licence 

NHS Provider Licence Standard Conditions 


NHS Foundation Trusts must self-certify that they can meet the applicable conditions set out in the NHS Provider Licencer, through the annual reporting process. Certifiable conditions applicable to the Royal Surrey are:

Condition G3 — The Trust must have systems and processes in place to ensure that all Governors and Directors are Fit and Proper Persons

Condition G5 — The Trust must have systems and processes in place to ensure compliance with licence conditions, and take all reasonable precautions against the risk of non-compliance

Condition NHS1 — The Trust must make its Constitution and Annual Report and Accounts available to NHS England

Condition NHS2 — The Trust must apply appropriate principles, systems, and standards of good governance to ensure consideration of NHS England guidance on delivering net zero emissions, digital maturity, Board effectiveness and accountability, efficient, economic and effective operations, effective organisational leadership, and quality of care.

Compliance with these conditions is reported at our Public Board meeting in May each year, and through our Annual Report and Accounts.