Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider


MFT is a key partner in the proposed Local Care Organisation that will provide integrated out-of-hospital care in Manchester, including community nursing, community therapy services, intermediate care and enablement, and some community-facing general hospital services.

Beyond Greater Manchester, we also have significant responsibilities for providing specialist services commissioned by the NHS England Specialised Commissioning Team.

Our Trust Constitution sets out the role and responsibilities of the Board of Directors and the Council of Governors. The Board is responsible for the management and governance of the Trust. It ensures that we are compliant with our constitution, our licence to operate and with the independent regulator, Monitor. Monitor ensures NHS Foundation Trust organisations are run well, so they can continue delivering good quality services for patients.