Merged and acquired trusts will continue to be displayed as separate individual trusts in the Model Health System (MHS) until they submit:
- combined NHS PLICs and
- combined annual financial returns
The MHS uses many different sources of data, so we cannot immediately combine data for the previous individual trusts, either for the current year or past years.
Where more recent data are available for these trusts, for example length of stay data based on Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), the same data will appear for both predecessor trusts, representing data at the new combined provider. This is to avoid too much switching between different providers in order to get a complete picture of the available data.