Member forums

Convening leaders to develop solutions to shared challenges.
Delegates at a workshop

Our member forums meet regularly to help members think through and address challenging and complex issues. Open exclusively to members, these forums provide the opportunity to connect with and learn from leaders across the system.

  • The Finance Forum is the representative network for clinical commissioning chief finance officers (CFOs). As the national collective voice for CCG CFOs, the forum influence on issues that matter to members, supports CFOs in their roles and shares knowledge and best practice. Forum members network and work with other finance leads on issues of common interest at both national level and local level.

    To join, please email us

  • An independent space for ICS chairs to exchange ideas, share experiences and develop solutions.

    To join, please email Sarah Walter

  • The first dedicated network for integrated care system communications and engagement leaders.

    To join, please contact Sarah Miller.

  • An independent space for ICS executive leads to exchange ideas, share experiences and develop solutions.

    To join, please email Sarah Walter

  • An independent space for ICS mental health programme directors and leads to exchange ideas, share experiences and develop solutions.

    To join, please email Chris Truscott

  • An independent space for ICS programme directors to exchange ideas, share experiences and develop solutions.

    To join, please email Sarah Walter.

  • An independent space for ICS workforce to exchange ideas, share experiences and develop solutions.

    To join, please email Sarah Walter.

  • This group facilitates learning, sharing and opportunities around international NHS activity and ambitions. It also brings the NHS voice to relevant international planning and policy; and to identify and address key barriers to international engagement.

    To join, please email us

  • The Lay Members Network is the national membership network for CCG governing body lay members. It offers access to and support from lay members across the country. The forum provides a unique opportunity for CCG lay members to share the experiences and challenges of their crucial role in CCG governing bodies and local best practice approaches in a safe space. It also gives lay members a national voice to influence relevant policy development as well as supporting the professional development of lay members.

    To join, please email us

  • A space for mental health housing service providers and others interested in this area to strengthen their independent, collective voice in the national policy debate.

    To join, please email Mental Health Network

  • A place for discussion, sharing of experience and practice, peer support and a stronger and clearer voice for mental health medical executive level leaders.

    To join, please email Mental Health Network

  • Dedicated to digital health service providers and those interested in this growing field, our Digital Mental Health Forum provides a platform to engage in discussion, network with peers and share good practice. 

    To join, please email Mental Health Network

  • Aimed at those working in clinical commissioning groups with an interest in mental health, our Mental Health Commissioners Network explores the commissioning of adult and children and young people’s mental health, including urgent and emergency care. The network also covers the commissioning of services for people with learning disabilities and autism. 

    To join, please email Mental Health Network

  • A forum for lead ambulance commissioners, but also covers the commissioning of NHS 111 and patient transport services. The NACN offers a national voice, influencing upwards (to policymakers) and laterally (to other urgent and emergency care stakeholders); peer-to-peer support for those working in what can be seen as a rather niche area of commissioning; a safe space for CCG ambulance commissioners to talk openly about issues and concerns; and the opportunity to share good practice (and safely share less successful initiatives) to develop consistently better outcomes for patients.

    To join, please email us

  • The Nurses Forum is the independent voice for commissioning nurses. The forum supports members to understand and fully navigate system changes, and ensure that the commissioning nurse voice is heard at every level of policymaking within the NHS.

    To join, please email us

  • The NHS Confederation has a strategic partnership with Proud2bOps, which is a national network of operational managers and leaders working within provider health and care organisations spanning the acute, community, mental health and ambulance sectors, as well as primary care and independent and voluntary sector providers.

    With over 500 members from across the UK from a variety of provider organisations, this is a supportive network for operational professionals to come together as a peer community committed to learning and sharing ideas and best practice, whilst fostering trust, respect and confidentiality. The network also enables operational professionals to develop themselves as leaders.

    The Confederation’s partnership with Proud2bOps enables the network to benefit from our reach and national influencing ability, and helps to ensure that the view of the operational front line informs government policy making. In return, the network provides the Confederation with granular feedback from operational professionals.

    The network meets regularly in both regional and national forums, and all operational professionals working in NHS Confederation member organisations are encouraged to join, share new thinking and learning with their peers, and ensure that national policy is co-designed through this strategic partnership.

    To join, please contact Rory Deighton.

  • This forum provides primary care network managers with the opportunity to discuss relevant issues, network with peers and share learning and best practice.

    A monthly ‘lunch and learn’ session is led by PCN Managers in a welcoming and informal space.

    To join, please email PCN Network

  • These monthly regional forums provide a platform for engagement with peers across each region, the discussion of relevant topics and issues for primary care, as well as the opportunity to share learning and best practice.

    To join, please email PCN Network

  • This forum provides an opportunity for nurse clinical directors across primary care to engage and reflect with peers, discuss relevant topics and issues, as well as share learning and best practice.

    To join, please email PCN Network

  • This forum provides a communities of interest platform enabling peer support for health coaches working in primary care networks.

    To join, please email PCN Network

  • Provider organisations have historically worked together to address mutual challenges. But the requirement for some providers to be part of a collaborative, and the formal role for provider collaboratives in the structure of integrated care systems, are new and need careful consideration.

    Our provider collaboration action learning set brings together people working on provider collaboratives to share learning, exchange ideas and shape policy development.

    To join, please email Kerry McQuade 

  • The adoption and spread of virtual tools to provide care has been at the heart of the NHS’s response to coronavirus. But how can we build on these new service innovations and ways of working to aid recovery and improve care?

    If you’re interested in or work in virtual care, join this learning set to share your views and experience.

    To join, please email Fiona Claridge