Our Acute Network provides a national voice for acute trusts, ambulance services and integrated providers
We provide a voice and support for you by influencing national policy, sharing best practice and engaging with leaders across the health and social care system. We work with government, regulators, national bodies, media and the wider NHS, and we support you in your leadership role at place level and within systems.
We provide a platform for collaborative working, sharing good practice and innovative thinking for solutions to the current pressures and challenges faced in acute care – at both individual and organisational levels.
Our forums, webinars, improvement insights and working groups provide unique opportunities for leaders at all levels to connect, share ideas, share challenges and provide a space for learning.
Who is the Acute Network for?
- Acute NHS trusts and foundation trusts
- NHS trusts who provide integrated services, including acute care, primary care, community care, mental health and ambulance services.
- Ambulance service trusts
Patient-initiated follow up
PIFU is an appointment process that helps hospitals manage capacity and puts patients in control of making appointments, when they need them.
10 November 2023
Patient-initiated follow up infographic
This infographic outlines how to develop a patient-initiated follow up (PIFU) appointment process that's inclusive and addresses health inequalities.
10 November 2023
Exploring adult social care funding and delayed discharge
NHS Confederation and Local Government Association briefing on adult social care funding and delayed discharge.
21 March 2023
Re-envisioning urgent and emergency care
Five measures that could reimagine urgent and emergency care, manage demand and improve patient care, experience and outcomes
1 December 2022
Health leaders concerned that Chancellor's interventions on cost of living are another sticking plaster
Matthew Taylor responds to the Chancellor's statement on the cost of living crisis and the measures he announced.
26 May 2022
Latest figures show NHS making significant dents in waiting lists, but demand skyrocketing
Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, responds to the latest monthly NHS performance statistics.
12 May 2022
NHS Confederation responds to record year for cancer checks
Dr Layla McCay, director of policy at the NHS Confederation, responds to record-breaking news of almost three milllion cancer checks in 12 months.
1 May 2022
NHS ConfedExpo 2024
Join us at Manchester Central as we and NHS England unite health and care leaders and their teams at one of the biggest health and care conferences.
12 June 2024 08:30 - 13 June 2024 16:45 GMT