NHS partners network

About us

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The NHS Partners Network (NHSPN) is the trade association representing independent sector providers of NHS clinical services. It was established in 2005 and incorporated into the broader NHS Confederation in June 2007.  The independent sector has supported NHS patients since the NHS was created in 1948 and now delivers half a million elective operations, 15% of MRI scans and one third of community services, along with general practice, pharmacy and NHS dentistry.

Our mission

To represent independent sector providers of NHS clinical services; support safe, efficient, high-quality and personalised healthcare delivered in partnership with patients, their families and the NHS; provide a platform for independent sector providers to influence and shape future healthcare provision, build market share and deliver a greater number and range of NHS clinical services; and collate data to promote quality, scale and breadth of independent sector provision.

Our vision

An open and innovative NHS where commissioners of services are enabled to make decisions purely on the basis of the appropriate quality and value of care that will be offered.

Our members

NHSPN members are drawn from a diverse range of healthcare sectors including acute,
primary, community, clinical home healthcare, diagnostics and dental. The NHSPN includes both for-profit and not-for-profit organisations.

We currently have 23 full members and six associate members. See a list of our members.

Our Board

The NHSPN Board is made up of 15 member organisations, and is chaired by Jim Easton, Managing Director of Healthcare at Care UK. Read about our Board.

Our team

NHSPN is made up of a small team, led by Chief Executive David Hare. Read about our team.

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