NHS partners network

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Our members are drawn from both the "for profit" and "not for profit" sectors and include large international hospital groups and small specialist providers. We currently have 23 full members and six associate members. 

We provide the following benefits to our members:

  • Working with key stakeholders and regulatory bodies, such as Monitor, the Department of Health, NHS England, No 10, HM Treasury, the Care Quality Commission and government ministers on policy development, to provide a stable framework and clarity of direction for all organisations involved in healthcare, including the independent sector.
  • Communicating the role of independent sector providers of NHS clinical services to NHS colleagues, stakeholders and the public.
  • Participation in specialist work streams and forums, including our Clinical Forum, Independent Sector Communications Group, Finance Forum, HR Forum and IT Council.
  • Opportunity to stand for election to the NHSPN Board (Please note that associate members cannot stand for election to the NHSPN Board. However, they are entitled to all other member benefits)
  • Discounted rates to NHSPN’s Annual Partnerships Summit, the organisation’s flagship annual conference.
  • Invitations to attend NHSPN events, including member meetings with high-profile guest speakers and meetings with policymakers on key topics of the day
  • Opportunity to attend the NHSPN AGM and the mid-year progress meeting delivered by the Board
  • Access to NHSPN policy documents, position statements, statistical updates and forward planning documents
  • Opportunity to contribute to NHSPN briefings and publications
  • Opportunity to input into consultation submissions and wider policy development activity
  • Maintenance of press office services for journalist queries affecting the independent sector
  • Regular member communications, including on-the-day briefings on policy issues, our monthly e-newsletter and regular chief executive’s report
  • Fortnightly tender monitoring service including contract advertisements and contract awards
  • Access to the NHSPN team for one-to-one support and ad-hoc advice 
  • Use of the ‘member of NHSPN’ logo on documents
  • Ad hoc briefings on key issues.

Full NHSPN members also gain membership* to the NHS confederation giving you access to an additional range of benefits including:

  • The latest health policy insight and analysis, helping you to better understand and navigate an evolving NHS.
  • Practical resources on the key issues affecting your organisation and the wider NHS.
  • Regional events and cross-sector networking opportunities, bringing you together with senior NHS leaders.
  • Key meetings with policymakers, opinion-formers and decision-makers.
  • Daily and weekly email updates, keeping you abreast of the latest health and care news, views and events. 
  • Regular webinars and podcasts on the developments revolutionising care at home and abroad. 
  • Free subscription to the NHS Confederation’s new member magazine.
  • Discounted rates to Confed17, the NHS Confederation’s flagship annual conference and exhibition.

*Please note that associate members will not be entitled to these additional benefits. For more information on becoming a member of NHS Confederation, please visit www.nhsconfed.org/membership.

How to join

To join the network and for details of our current subscription fees, or for further information please contact sejal.patel@nhsconfed.org.   


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