About the Acute Network

We support you by providing an influential national voice and bringing you together with leaders across the health and care system.

Our primary role for our acute, integrated provider and ambulance trust members is supporting you in your leadership role at place level and within integrated care systems.

But we also know that as an acute trust, integrated provider and ambulance trust, you have specific issues and challenges that you may want support in addressing. Therefore, you and your teams will benefit from specific networks and activities dedicated to your sector.

Our priorities

    • We will continue to advocate for a fully costed and transparent workforce plan, recognising this to be perhaps the key issue for members. 

    • We will continue to challenge the government on issues including staff burnout. 

    • In Partnership with our ICS Network, we will be working to ensure that acute members interests are properly represented as the architecture for the NHS shifts.  

    • From CQC regulation to the System Oversight Framework we will be working to represent the interests of our Acute membership. 

    • We play an important role in connecting acute and ambulance providers with all parts of the system. We ensure you are linked up through forums including for provider collaboration and for chairs and non-executives, and connect you with PCN clinical directors and GP federation leaders through our network for primary care. 

    • We will challenge the government on the realities of delivering care in the current environment. With COVID-19, emergency department pressure, staff burnout and long waiting lists a constant theme for our members. 
    • We have a significant focus on provider collaboration, with best practice and action learning sets bringing together leaders from across England to learn from one another and drive improvement. 

    • We will be working harder than ever to focus on the innovations and improvements that are sustaining the NHS in a period of sustained and significant pressure 

    • Our popular peer learning and support programme for first-time provider chief executives has now benefitted nearly 60 chief executives 

    • We will bring together acute, community and ambulance providers and other leaders across the system who are supporting local economic recovery strategies, and fostering better partnerships with local government, higher education and other sectors. We understand trusts’ role as anchor institutions – the work programme led by our head of health economic partnerships supports you to develop your work in this area. 

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