Following the expansion of its remit earlier this year to cover both NHS and privately funded healthcare in the independent sector, the NHS Partners Network has announced that from 16 November, the trade association will be known as the “Independent Healthcare Providers Network”.
Having widely consulted with both members and external stakeholders in the health sector, the decision was made to change the name to ensure the trade organisation’s brand identity fully reflects the wider remit in representing the entire independent health sector, including in Scotland and Wales.
The newly titled “Independent Healthcare Providers Network” will still remain a member of the NHS Confederation, with the rebrand having the full backing of the Confed’s senior management team.
David Hare, Chief Executive of the Independent Health Providers Network, said:
“Over the years the NHS Partners Network has built up a strong brand within the health sector in representing independent providers of NHS services. However, with the recent expansion of our remit, the time was right to look again at our brand identity and ensure that it fully reflects the totality of our membership and the work we are doing to ensure that all patients receive the highest possible standard of care from independent health providers, regardless of how it is funded. I’m therefore delighted to announce that from 16th November, the NHS Partners Network will be known as the “Independent Healthcare Providers Network”.
“With people rightly becoming ever more demanding about the quality and timeliness of the care they receive, our new name puts us in an ideal position to build on our work in representing the sector and speaking up for its members, ensuring that the safety, quality and efficacy of the work delivered by independent healthcare organisations can be accessed by as many people as possible.”