Peer support


Alongside NHS Clinical Commissioners, we've teamed up with the Local Government Association and NHS Providers to offer a range of support for sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs), integrated care systems (ICSs) and local health and care systems until September 2020. 

What is the peer support offer?

Jointly, our organisations give us unique credibility and authority as a partnership with a uniquely sector-led approach - meaning we are qualified and equipped to support local leaders to build effective relationships.

There are three levels of support we can offer your local system, including workshops, peer mentoring and peer review. These are based on leadership improvement approaches used within local government, developed by the LGA. We can also provide bespoke support to meet local needs. 

The peer support we offer, which is free for members, aims to help system partners to forge new collaborative relationships, build shared understanding and agree next steps. Our support is based on using senior, experienced and credible peers who either work within the NHS and social care organisations, or have very recent experience of leading and supporting local system working. 

Click on the sections below to find out more about each aspect of the offer and how we could help your system.

Other related support

This offer sits alongside our regional networks for STP and ICSs. The networks will allow partnership leaders to debate key issues arising from system working and to share learning regionally and nationally, and our offer will complement this with bespoke, frontline, peer-led support for individual STPs or systems.

Find out more

To find out more please contact Marcus Coulson, programme manager – peer support for local systems at NHS Providers and the Local Government Association: / 07766 252 853.

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Peer mentoring

Explore the issues you can’t easily discuss with colleagues, reflect on difficult decisions and get a different perspective with peer mentoring.


Peer review for local systems

Our expert peers will help STPs and ICSs develop a more objective perspective on their strengths and weaknesses.

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Peer support workshops

Our peer support workshops will enable you to identify where you are now and what more you need to do to escalate the scale and pace of integration.

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