Meet our associates

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NHS Confederation associates are organisations who work with and supply services to the NHS.

They are a valuable part of the health and care sector providing some of the most innovative and essential services. The leaders of the NHS Confederation are committed to working closely with the associates to recognise the added value and shared benefits.

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Associate Organisation A Short Intro Newsletter Feature
58 Queen Square 58 Queen Square is registered with the CQC as a day hospital (no beds) in which we have a fully air conditioned operating theatre, where we carry out the full range of local anaesthetic procedures, amongst which are: 

Excision/incision/biopsies of skin cancers (MM, SCC, BCC, etc.), excision/incision/biopsies of benign lesions, wide local excision, full thickness skin graft (but not Split Skin Grafts), direct closure (following excision), insertion of gold weight upper eye lids for facial palsy, minor hand surgery (carpal tunnel release, excision of ganglia and correction of Dupuytren's contraction).

We work in collaboration with Bristol Plastic Surgery (BPS) and all consultations and operations are carried out by Plastic Surgeons, who are on the GMC Special Register. All of our surgeons have expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer and they are trained in dermoscopy.  

Abbvie Abbvie have the expertise and structure of a proven pharmaceutical leader, and the focus and passion of an entrepreneur and innovator. The result is something rare in health care today—a company that has the ability to discover and reach all corners of the globe with treatment options that can improve people’s lives.

Advanced Reimagine your Financial Management, IT, Clinical Triage and Electronic Patient Record solutions with one of the NHS’ most trusted technology partners. Through our health sector focused solutions we positively impact millions of people’s lives through continually investing in our people, partnerships and own technologies. Developed as a result of real market insight our solutions provide for greater efficiency in your back office ensuring your finances and IT services are managed effectively, patient side our clinical and patient management solutions manage episodes of care quickly and safely.

True partnership is the defining thing that makes us different from the competition. We pride ourselves on delivering focused right-first-time software solutions that simplify complex business challenges and deliver immediate value.

Follow us on twitter @adv_public and search for Advanced on LinkedIn.

Find out how Advanced use their long history with the NHS to provide health sector focused software solutions.

Allocate Software We are the leading provider of healthcare workforce deployment software. Our solutions are used by hundreds of health and care organisations across all sectors to deliver safe staffing and productivity savings. Whether you are creating rosters and rotas, managing leave, locum or bank staff, monitoring time and attendance or delivering dynamic daily staffing management using acuity & dependency our software and service will help you deliver results.
We have a meaningful relationship with the Confed rather than a transactional one.

Find out more about Allocate Software
Attain Attain works in partnership with health and social care organisations to transform and continually improve the planning, design and delivery of services. To us this means making the most of finite resources to deliver services that improve people’s health and wellbeing.
BD BD is a global medical technology company that is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. BD leads in patient and health care worker safety and the technologies that enable medical research and clinical laboratories.

Bevan Brittan Bevan Brittan provides practical, high quality and commercially relevant legal advice to public, private and third sector organisations. Our experience includes working with clients across central and local government, NHS commissioning and provider organisations, 40 housing associations and over 100 private sector companies.
Capsticks Capsticks is widely known for its specialist understanding of health, housing and social care. Our work and expertise in these complementary areas give us a unique insight into the challenges that they face, particularly as the delivery of their services becomes increasingly integrated.

When it comes to health and social care law, Capsticks is one step ahead.

Discover more about Capsticks
Cumberlege Eden and Partners Specialists in helping people to better understand the politics that affect them, in whatever sector they work. It could be the ‘big P’ politics of Westminster, Whitehall and regional or local government, or the ‘small p’ organisational politics that are so vital to understand and navigate.

DAC Beachcroft We are proud to lead a team of 2300 people that is recognised for the quality of their insights and outstanding commitment to client service; proud to be providing an environment that encourages the continued development of our talented colleagues.

EMIS Health We’re passionate about improving patient care. By joining up healthcare IT across the UK, we’re helping to revolutionise the NHS. Our solutions are used in every major healthcare setting – from GP surgeries to high street pharmacies, hospitals to community services.
Our focus, aims and aspirations align so well with the NHS Confederation.

Find out more about EMIS Health
Evalucom Consulting Limited Evalucom is an SME consultancy company. Our mission is to improve health and social care quality, market sustainability and value for money.

Federation of Opthalmic and Dispensing Opticians
FODO represent the interests of opticians, optometrists and other optical professionals and businesses at the highest level of national policy debate

Healthcare UK

Healthcare UK is a joint government initiative of the Department of Health & Social Care, NHS England and the Department of International Trade. We promote and mobilie the British healthcare sector internationally and drive export opportunities to win more business overseas. We work with the NHS to strengthen its capacity to operate and succeed internationally.

Healthcare UK understands the challenges and barriers which NHS trusts can experience when exploring opportunities to export. With our team of global advisors and networks, we will support you to identify the opportunities, potential barriers and work with you to develop your export capability.

 Find out more about Healthcare UK

Hempsons, a leading national health and social care law firm, advise clients on a wide range of strategic and legal issues to help them meet the complex and ever changing challenges they face. Hempsons’ NHS client base includes many Foundation Trusts, NHS Trusts, CCGs and CSUs, NHS Improvement, NHS England and other health related bodies. We are appointed to every NHS legal service panel across England.

Hood and Woolf Experts in communicating change, helping clients articulate a clear vision, engage with insight, empathy and impact, tell a consistent story and get results.

iMPOWER We are a values led consultancy dedicated to the reform of the public sector.

Insightful Health Solutions Limited  NHS Supply Chain provides patient-focussed healthcare products and supply chain services to the UK’s National Health Service (NHS). Our end-to-end supply chain services incorporate procurement, logistics, e-Commerce and customer and supplier support.

Liaison Liaison provide specialist NHS VAT, Financial Management and Workforce Management services that have won us the trust of over 300 NHS clients. More than two-thirds of NHS organisations are now working with us, each seeing serious cost savings as a result.

The Medical Journalists' Association The Medical Journalists’ Association (MJA) represents around 500 health and medical writers, broadcasters and editors. Our members work across a broad range of media including national newspapers and broadcasters, consumer titles, specialist journals, trade press, regional press and online platforms. Some also offer communications services including media training and workshops, drafting and editing reports, and advice on media messaging and how to write press releases. The MJA can also distribute information to members.

Newton Europe We deliver change across the public and private sectors, from healthcare to defence and aerospace, local government, grocery, consumer, manufacturing, transport and utilities.

NHS Business Services Authority

The NHS Business Services Authority is an Arm’s Length Body of the Department of Health and Social Care.  We oversee £34 billion of NHS expenditure annually and deliver a range of national services including prescription and dental processing, issuing prescription exemption certificates and administering the NHS Pension Scheme. Our ‘Hire to Retire’ portfolio includes NHS Jobs and ESR, helps us to support NHS employees throughout their career.

Our purpose is to be a catalyst for better health. Insight gained from data analysis enables us to support national initiatives that improve patient outcomes and generate savings -over £750 million for the NHS to date.

NHS Supply Chain
NHS Supply Chain provides patient-focussed healthcare products and supply chain services to the UK’s National Health Service (NHS). Our end-to-end supply chain services incorporate procurement, logistics, e-Commerce and customer and supplier support.

NHS Professionals Working in partnership with NHS Trust clients, NHS Professionals provides a service that combines intimate understanding of the Trusts temporary and flexible workforce requirements with the reliability, quality and value for money that only a managed service can offer.
Odgers Interim As one of the UK pioneers in interim management, our specialist consultants have the deep business experience needed to understand the intricacies of each specific assignment.
Oliver Wyman At every level, we seek out those rare individuals who combine analytical rigor with broad vision and a human touch. We believe that increasingly complex challenges demand people with both deeper expertise and the ability to engage joyously across disciplines, lines of business, and borders.

Optum Optum is a health services and innovation company with a to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.

PPL PPL is a specialist Health and Social Care Consultancy, founded in 2007, providing capacity building, analytics and delivery support to the NHS. We have extensive experience of helping organisations understand the challenges they are facing, and enabling them to deliver real improvements in outcomes and efficiency. 
We believe there is a need to take what is already good about the way we care, and scale this to meet the growing and changing needs of our population.

Find out more about PPL Consulting
Tenders UK Tenders-UK are a specialist bid writing and consultancy firm that supports clients within the Health and Social Care domain to successfully tender for public sector contracts. To date we win over four out of five of the tenders we manage and have won our clients over £2 billion of contracts within the last three years through the bespoke support we have provided.
Whether you are looking for help to write a specific tender response, or you are looking to improve your tender writing and bid management capabilities, you have come to the right place.

Find out more about Tenders-UK.

Visions4Healthare are an established healthcare network agency specialising in market access with a proven track record of redefining market access for clients. We are proud to say that...we really get it!

Find out more about Visions4Health
ZPB We are experts in shaping strategies and creating original content to change the conversation and stimulate markets. Our approach is built on our knowledge of the sector and we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality work defined by the use of concise language and beautiful design.
We are creative, connected and credible.

Find out more about ZPB.



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