Strong collaboration between providers will form the bedrock of statutory integrated care systems.
From well-established and formal collaboratives, to developing partnerships and more informal arrangements, our forum supports provider collaboration in all of its forms - whether at place, system or cross-system level.
Join the forum to benefit from:
- peer learning sets - uniting providers around a shared interest or ambition to drive innovation
- peer networks - connecting you with peers at the same stage of development
- monthly thought leadership sessions - convening all learning sets to showcase work, discuss thematic issues and share the latest thinking.
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.
As the organisation that brings together the whole healthcare system in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, we are uniquely positioned to support you to collaborate and work across organisational and/or sector boundaries.
As a member of the Provider Collaboration Forum, you benefit from learning and insight to take your collaboration to the next level. Plus, as part of a community of collaboratives, you can add your voice to shape policy development.
Benefit from peer learning groups and leadership and regional support.
Collaborations could include those formed around:
- back-office functions and place-based collaboration
- themes, such as commissioning, clinical leadership, procurement, workforce, primary care, community, mental health or acute care.
Exploring and understanding the VCSE sector in provider collaboratives
Insights into the unique offer the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector has to support provider collaboratives.
22 August 2023
The evolution of provider collaboration
An in-depth look at the formation and development of provider collaboratives, identifying a range of benefits and where they need support.
2 March 2023
How have provider collaboratives been set up?
Supporting provider collaborative and system leaders understand different governance models and what might be best for their emerging collaborative.
28 February 2023
Integration and innovation in action: provider collaboration
An in-depth look at how collaborations between providers at neighbourhood, place and system level are making a positive impact on patient care.
21 April 2022
Events on demand
Watch: Exploring and understanding the VCSE sector in provider collaboratives
A webinar on voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in provider collaboratives.
31 March 2023 13:00 - 15:00 GMT
Watch: An introduction to provider collaboratives for NEDs
Catch up on our introduction to provider collaboratives for non-executive directors.
25 November 2022 15:00 - 16:15 GMT
Watch: Delegations from ICBs to provider collaboratives
Explore the delegation arrangements from integrated care boards (ICBs) to provider collaboratives
30 November 2022 10:00 - 11:15 GMT
Showcasing successful collaboration
Partnership working in Doncaster to support children and young people’s mental health
A multi-agency approach has led to reduced delays and improved access to help and support for children and young people in Doncaster.
6 April 2023
Reducing paediatric surgery waiting lists in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire
Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire worked together to reduce waiting times that children were facing for surgery.
21 April 2022
Collaboration between primary care and community services to support care for older people
Primary care and community services are working together in North Yorkshire to appoint community posts to support dementia and end-of-life care.
21 April 2022
Sheffield primary care mental health transformation
A collaboration between primary care, the mental health trust and the voluntary sector has helped to reduce mental health inequalities in Sheffield.
21 April 2022
Improving outcomes for premature babies in the west and south west of England
A unique perinatal care bundle has improved the outcomes for premature babies across the west and south west of England.
21 April 2022
Delivering neighbourhood level integrated care in Norfolk
In-depth case study on delivering neighbourhood-level integrated care in Norfolk.
21 July 2020
Restoring elective work and looking to the future at East Sussex NHS Healthcare Trust
How East Sussex has managed its case mix and increased day-case procedures to manage the backlog.
7 October 2021
How collaboration is propelling change in Croydon
How organisations in Croydon have addressed the challenge of collaboration.
6 January 2020
Coming together to provide more efficient integrated immediate care
In Kirklees, NHS services, the local authority and adult social care providers are redesigning how they care for people discharged from hospital.
7 December 2021
Place-based working: delivering the COVID-19 vaccine
Successful collaboration by two PCNs led to an effective COVID-19 vaccination programme and top tips to help others.
8 January 2021
Parity of power, diversity of contribution
Key principles that might be applied to the relationship between ICSs and provider collaboratives.
10 March 2022
Collaboration must be at the heart of the future of health and care
Integrated care systems (ICSs) and provider collaboratives are at the heart of reforms to enable more collaboration within and outside of the NHS.
3 February 2022