The NHS Confederation is the only national body working to bring together the health sector and local leaders of growth.
Here, you can find various presentations, webinars and recordings by the NHS local growth adviser, and others, on this important agenda, as well as publications that can help you establish local relationships.
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- an example of how Humber Local Enterprise Partnership is supporting its local STP’s workforce plans. Humber Local Enterprise Partnership: Supporting the local health and social care workforce Webinars
Deals, Devo and Decentralisation - why it matters to the NHS. This webinar explores the background to the local growth agenda in England, including devolution and other deals, and how it links with the NHS. It details the key players leading this agenda locally and why STPs/ICSs should be engaging with them including examples of what local partnership-working looks like from Cornwall and Liverpool.
- Discover why the Black Country sustainability and transformation partnership (STP) commissioned an economic assessment of the NHS' contribution to the area and how local health and care leaders intend to use the findings to help the Black Country realise its potential. Understanding the economic impact of the NHS in the Black Country
Download the slides from the webinar
- This briefing explains the Industrial Strategy’s aims and objectives, why it matters for the NHS and how the health service can play a part locally in, and thus benefit from, realising the strategy. Building a Britain for the future: Understanding the Industrial Strategy white paper
- a useful summary of the policy context and the NHS' role in this key agenda. Local growth and the NHS: Building the foundations of a healthy economy
– a report on how clinical commissioning can help realise full potential of local economies. Shaping healthy cities and economies: The role of clinical commissioning
– a briefing for local enterprise partnerships on why invest with the NHS. The NHS and local growth: Working to ensure a healthy economy
– a primer on why, and how, the NHS can influence local plans. The NHS’ role in realising every place’s potential: Helping you influence your local economy
– a collection of essays bringing together a selection of voices on new place leadership. Unlocking the power of local: Reflections on the new place leadership
- five top tips informed by briefings given to NHS HR Directors across England. How to influence local enterprise partnerships
Read the latest commentary
'True integration must start with the local economy', Michael Wood in the Health Service Journal, May 2018
'Prosperity is at the core of integrated care', Michael Wood in the Local Government Chronicle, May 2018
'The NHS can learn much from councils about raising revenue', Michael Wood, the Local Government Chronicle, March 2018
'Hospitals must act like anchor institutions', Michael Wood in the Local Government Chronicle, January 2018
'NHS trusts in dire straits need local partners’ help', Michael Wood in the Local Government Chronicle, November 2017 '
This year's most important health strategy is one you might not read', Michael Wood in the Health Service Journal, October 2017 '
NHS and councils must tackle skills problem together', Michael Wood in the Local Government Chronicle, October 2017
'When it comes to financing our own future, we need to focus on the revenue', Michael Wood in the Health Service Journal, July 2017
'Health must join debates about how areas raise money, not just spend it', Michael Wood in the Local Government Chronicle, December 2016 (subscription required)
'Local democracy should be a counterweight to NHS central grip', Michael Wood in the Local Government Chronicle, November 2016 (subscription required) '
Unlock your role in the local health economy', Michael Wood in the National Health Executive, October 2016 '
Local growth must be on the agenda for STPs', Michael Wood in the Local Government Chronicle, July 2016 (subscription required)
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. Local Government Chronicle NHS and LEPs: a common agenda
David Frost CBE, chair of Stoke and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, explains why NHS leaders should reach out to their respective LEP.
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