The COVID-19 crisis has required the NHS to operate differently, precipitating change at an extraordinary pace. As the pandemic has shown, when regulatory burdens are reduced, local leaders are able to innovate at speed and develop more agile ways of working. To permanently unleash this energy and creativity, the NHS radical reform of the current model of NHS oversight.
Our work reflects our members' aims to develop and maintain the lean, light and agile ways of working developed during the early phases of the pandemic.
Integrated care partnership (ICP) engagement document
An overview of national guidance setting out expectations for the role of integrated care partnerships within integrated care systems.
16 September 2021
Through our stakeholder influencing and policy development, we seek to influence the regulatory architecture for the NHS, to create a consistent and cohesive regulatory culture that supports system working and population health approaches to healthcare. This includes continuing to influences as the health and care bill develops, and building on our engagement to shape the Care Quality Commission's strategy and System Oversight Framework for the second half of 2021/22.
We have played a leading role in supporting the health and social care secretary's work to relieve bureaucratic burdens on the NHS in autumn 2020. This was followed by the strong focus on reducing the burden of regulation as described in the white paper released in spring 2021.
Ifti Majid: To be more representative means doing things differently
Episode 2: Ifti Majid on leadership, organisational culture, effective boards and thinking differently.
8 September 2021
Embedding clinical leadership in integrated care systems
Letter to Edward Argar MP urges the minister to ensure the new NHS system architecture embeds clinical leadership within integrated care systems.
27 May 2021
Actions on the proposals outlined in the integration and innovation white paper
How the ICS Network is working to influence the proposals set out in the government's white paper on health and care reform in England.
26 April 2021
Legislation must require clinical and lay members on ICS boards
The recent health and care white paper has broadly been welcomed by health leaders, but there are still concerns that need to be addressed.
1 April 2021
The 2020/21 annual report and accounts: three issues to watch for
Three core issues NHS bodies will need to consider when approving the annual report and accounts.
6 April 2021
We must be realistic about how quickly services will be able to bounce back
Darren Hughes, director of the Welsh NHS Confederation, responds to the latest NHS activity and performance statistics in Wales.
20 January 2022
NHS Confederation responds to speculation over 'academy-style' trusts
Matthew Taylor responds to media reports that the Government is set to announce another shake up of the NHS in the form of academy-style hospitals.
18 January 2022
Stepping up and taking ownership
An expert workshop on how to manage from the middle more effectively.
1 February 2022 12:00 - 13:00 GMT
The role of anchor institutions and community partnerships in population health
This webinar will engage system leaders in an open discussion on the role of innovative partnerships and anchor approaches in health and care.
10 February 2022 08:00 - 09:00 GMT
Health on the Line
New podcast series, hosted by Matthew Taylor, offers fresh perspectives on the healthcare challenges of our time and ways to confront them.