Briefing: pre-election period considerations for NHS trusts and foundation trusts

This briefing sets out considerations for NHS foundation trusts and trusts in the period of time leading up to the 2024 general election on 4 July.

It highlights practical implications around providers’ activities and communications during the pre-election period. It also covers requirements on central and local government, the civil service and arm’s length bodies during the pre-election period to maintain political impartiality in carrying out public duties and ensuring that public resources are not used for the purposes of political parties or campaign groups.