Urgent care forum

Get involved in our work

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There are a range of ways in which NHS Confederation members can get involved in the work of the Urgent and Emergency Care Forum. The more involved members are in the work of the forum, the better we can support and influence on their behalf. 

  • Are you are interested in shaping our policy and influencing activities?
  • Is your organisation doing work you'd like to share?
  • Are you interested in speaking at one of our events?
  • What do you think the forum should be working on?
  • Are there other organisations you think it would be good for the forum to work with? 

How you can get involved

Shape our policy and influencing lines

In order to influence national policy, we need to have a clear idea of what our members' main concerns and asks are. 

Members have shaped the messages we promote in the media and at a national level by inputting into key influencing activities including, our submission to the Health Select Committee in January 2014 and our influencing work for Sir Bruce Keogh's report on urgent and emergency care.


Get involved in our events

We know that our members have a wealth of experience and insight and we want to tap into that and share it with other members. 

We aim to have NHS Confederation members speak at our events. At past events members have spoken on a wide range of subjects, from managing patient flow to integration.

As well as providing networking, shared learning and national policy insight to members, we also use our events to help shape our work, so even just by attending you are shaping the Urgent and Emergency Care Forum's work. 


Share good practice

One of our main aims is to share good practice and ideas. We do this through a range of mediums including our events, our publications and other resources.

Shape our work programme

Our work programme is based on the priorities of our members, so we are keen to hear from members if there are particular topics or issues they think we should be covering.


Work in partnership with us

We are building a network of partners which we collaborate with to bring specialist expertise into the forum's work. These currently include the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives and the College of Emergency Medicine. We are keen to hear from members if there are other organisations they think we should be working with.


Find out more

To find out more please email Chiara Vivaldi, senior member communications officer, at chiara.vivaldi@nhsconfed.org.

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