Through our core work programmes, we help the NHS to collectively develop its thinking and speak with a strong, cross-industry voice – upwards to government, across the system to each other and to partners, and outwards to the public.
We also meet the specific needs of different parts of our membership through the following networks and forums.
BME Leadership Forum
The BME Leadership Forum was founded in 2003 to help ensure that national health services are meeting the needs of black and minority ethnic (BME) communities.
Community Health Services Forum
The Forum helps community service providers to work and speak together at a time when a clear, informed and assertive voice is needed for this crucial sector.
The Hospitals Forum has been set up to provide tailored services and a national voice for hospital providers focussing on the unique pressures that they currently face.
Mental Health Network
The Mental Health Network was established to provide a distinct voice for mental health and learning disability service providers.
NHS Partners Network
NHSPN represents independent providers of NHS health care.
NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC)
We have established NHS Clinical Commissioners with our partners the NHS Alliance and the National Association of Primary Care, to ensure CCGs have a strong, independent, collective voice connected to the rest of the NHS. By joining NHSCC, Clinical Commissioning Groups can access all of the NHS Confederation’s core member services.
Health Services Research Network and NIHR CLAHRC
From 1 April 2013, the Health Services Research Network and the NIHR CLAHRC Support Programme will be hosted at Universities UK.