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Our work is focused on supporting you to deliver for patients and local communities.

We do this by providing practical support on the areas that matter most to you; by influencing the major issues affecting you and your local partners; and by representing your views at the highest levels.

Working with and for health and care leaders across the UK, we aim to make a lasting impact on five key areas:

  • the financial sustainability of health and care services
  • the integration of care and delivery of new models of care
  • the quality of care delivered up and down the country and parity of esteem between physical and mental health
  • the development of a sustainable workforce
  • the involvement of patients and communities in achieving sustainable change. 

Engaging with you in a range of ways – including our highly rated meetings and events, system-wide forums and sector-specific networks – we work hard to deliver on the mandate you give us.

And with representation in Wales, Northern Ireland and Brussels, we connect you with colleagues across the country, and in Europe, to help you tackle a range of shared challenges.

Find out more about how we're supporting you NHS boards, clinical commissioning groups, independent sector providers of NHS services and third sector organisations – via the sections below.

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Finance

From campaigning for a sustainable funding settlement for health and social care, to influencing a national tariff that works for you, we're working to create the right financial environment for your local care economy to thrive.

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Workforce

Working closely with NHS Employers, we've been taking the lead on responding to the immediate and longer-term workforce issues facing you, including seven-day services and workforce planning.

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Achieving diverse leadership is critical to a thriving NHS and to helping ensure that the service delivers on the NHS Constitution’s commitment to meeting the needs of all our communities.

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Transformation and Integration

Discover how we're helping your efforts to integrate services and realise the potential of the Five Year Forward View, new models of care, vanguards, Better Care Fund and STPs.

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Brexit

Find out more about our activity to influence and inform decisions around Brexit and its impact on the NHS.

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International

The NHS Confederation International Health Programme represents NHS expertise and interests in the UK’s international strategy and policy.

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Social care

Read about what the NHS Confederation is doing to support the social care sector.

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Influence

We work closely with the government, Parliament, MPs and national stakeholders to influence positive change on your behalf, helping to test proposals and assess their impact on your services.

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