Growing local economies

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The NHS has a significant role to play in driving growth within local economies.

By aligning organisational strategies with local growth priorities, NHS organisations can open themselves up to exciting new actors and funding sources that can help achieve their aims.  


How we can help

We are the only body directly helping health economies to engage with their local leaders of growth – building partnerships with which to drive lasting improvements in public services for local communities.

Our NHS local growth adviser, Michael Wood, is leading this programme, working at both national and local level. 

At a national level, he will work with government and public, private and third sector representative bodies to demonstrate and champion the NHS’ role in bringing greater regional economic prosperity and to influence future policy. 

Locally, he will directly support individual NHS organisations to link with their local leaders of growth to understand, develop and build a common agenda, potentially bringing significant external revenues and benefits in local service design and delivery.  

Find out more about how we can support you.

Why engage in local growth plans?

Better understanding of the local growth agenda can bring the NHS several benefits, including:
  • access to significant external funding sources
  • greater influence in strategic local discussions
  • tailored workforce supply and transformation planning
  • more integrated service provision
  • quicker access to innovative healthcare solutions.
To discuss how to reach out to your local partners, please email Michael.wood@nhsconfed.org

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Influencing local economic planning

Engaging with the local growth agenda can bring the NHS several benefits. Our NHS local growth adviser is on hand to support you to make the most of this opportunity.

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The NHS and local economies

Understand the contribution NHS organisations make within their local economies.

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Find your local leaders of growth

This resource is intended to help health and care leaders understand who their local leaders of growth are. It lists all Local Enterprise Partnerships and Combined Authorities by their respective 44 STP geographies.

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Local growth events

The latest events to help NHS organisations engage with local economic growth plans and investment opportunities.

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Local Growth Academy

The NHS Confederation is working with the Local Government Association, HEFCE, and Universities UK on an exciting new development called the ‘Local Growth Academy.’

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Meet the NHS local growth adviser

Discover more about the NHS local growth adviser, Michael Wood.

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Resources

Access a range of presentations, webinars, recordings and publications to help you influence local economic growth plans.

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Local economic growth leaders

Learn about local enterprise partnerships – business-led bodies providing local strategic economic leadership of growth – and how you can get involved. 

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