What we do

Influencing policy health and care policy and supporting leaders across Northern Ireland.

We exist to:

  • influence policy and other areas of interest (including providing an “employers’ voice”) on behalf of members;
  • support and brief members;
  • inform and influence the media and politicians about key issues in the HSC;
  • connect members with other stakeholders and with the wider NHS Confederation.

The Northern Ireland Confederation is led by its Director, Heather Moorhead. The management of its overall strategy and activities is in the hands of the Northern Ireland Representatives Group. This group is made up of chairs and chief executives elected by members in the three "constituencies" (Trusts, regional organisations and smaller HSC bodies).

The Representatives Group also has responsibility for appointing from within its membership: the Northern Ireland Confederation Chair and Vice Chair; the Northern Ireland Trustee of the NHS Confederation Charity; and the Chair and Vice Chair of the HSC Chairs' Forum.