29 January 2013

Department of Health - Review of the regulation and governance of NHS Charities

Alison Paines
Partner | UK

The Department states that its proposed model will:

  • remove regulation by ministers
  • enable NHS charities to establish and operate more flexibly and independently, in the interests of donors and patients
  • preserve the close relationship with the providers of NHS services that the charities support.

Click here to access the Department of Health consultation paper.
Click here to access the guidance from the Charity Commission.

To access the impact of the consultation on NHS charities please request our review paper written by our Charities and Philanthropy team from Birungi Kawooya on email or by telephone +44 (0)20 7597 6649.


The Department of Health is seeking feedback from NHS bodies, their charities, patient groups and other interested organisations by 31 January 2013.

Alison Paines is part of the Association of NHS Charities’ working party, and Chris Priestley is chairing the Charity Law Association’s working party. The Charities and Philanthropy team is also planning to put in its own comments to the Department’s consultation.

If you would like us to take account of your comments in our response, or to discuss how these proposals affect your charity, please contact: Alison Paines on email or by telephone +44 (0) 20 7597 6057 Chris Priestley on email or by telephone +44 (0) 20 7597 6135

Alison Paines Partner | London, Cambridge

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