NHS Providers

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The NHS Confederation is a membership body for organisations that plan, commission and provide NHS services in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. It acts as a lobbying and information organisation for its members, and has offices in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.[1]

The NHS Confederation was formed in 1990 to represent the management organisations that make up the NHS.[2] It operates a number of networks to support its members' key interests:[3]

  • BME Leadership Network: set up in Mar.2019, it seeks to improve equality, diversity and inclusion of BME leaders;
  • Community Network: supports trusts and not-for-profit organisations providing NHS community health services;
  • Health and Care Women Leaders Network: a free network for women working across health and care;
  • Integrated Care Systems Network: supporting emerging systems and helping local areas on the journey to becoming integrated care systems by Apr.2021;
  • LGBTQ Network: a network is for LGBTQ+ leaders and allies from a diverse range of roles and backgrounds across health and care;
  • Mental Health Network: a voice for NHS funded mental health and learning disability service providers in England;
  • NHS Clinical Commissioners: a membership body for clinical commissioning groups (CCGs);
  • NHS Employers: an employers’ organisation for the NHS in England;
  • PCN Network: brings GP practices into networks with other primary care and community organisations to enable more integrated provision of services to local populations;
  • Support for STPs and ICSs: hosts an online platform for STP and ICS programme directors, delivers a regular STP/ICS webinar programme and supports events and networking opportunities.


NHS Providers

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NHS Providers is the membership organisation for NHS public providers, such as hospitals, mental health, community and ambulance services, that treat patients and service users in the NHS.[4]

It lobbies govt on behalf of its members, taking part in negotiations between the trusts and the Department of Health & Social Care.[5] It also provides support, training and development to trust leaders by enabling them to learn from each other.[6]

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NHS Providers was established in Jun.2004 as the "Foundation Trust Network", part of the NHS Confederation, to represent the views and promote the common interests of Foundation Trusts.[7] It was launched at a time when foundation trusts were making huge transitions in a healthcare system that was itself undergoing massive change. The network established itself as an authoritative voice for Foundation Trusts.[8]
In 2011, the Foundation Trust Network become independent, and relaunched as "NHS Providers".

NHS Providers is a member-owned charity with a board of elected trustees working with and for our members to promote a vibrant and sustainable NHS public provider sector. The Board of Trustees is comprised of 20 chairs and chief executives, elected by member trusts.[9] Membership is open to all NHS Foundation Trusts and Trusts. [10]

Timelines

  • 1990:
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    NHS Confederation
  • ?date?:
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    National Association of Health Authorities & Trusts (NAHAT)
  • ?date?:
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    National Association of Health Authorities in England & Wales (NAHA)

References

  1. ^ About the NHS Confederation. NHS Confederation. Accessed Oct.03.2020.
  2. ^ Engaging with the NHS Confederation. NHS Confederation. Original archived on Mar.08.2003.
  3. ^ Networks. NHS Confederation. Accessed Oct.03.2020.
  4. ^ About us. NHS Providers. Accessed Oct.03.2020.
  5. ^ About us. NHS Providers. Accessed Oct.03.2020.
  6. ^ Our development offer. NHS Providers. Accessed Oct.03.2020.
  7. ^ Foundation Trust Network. NHS Confederation. Original archived on Aug.14.2009.
  8. ^ About us. Foundation Trust Network. us/ Original archived on Aug.04.2005.
  9. ^ Our board. NHS Providers. Accessed Oct.03.2020.
  10. ^ About us. NHS Providers. Original archived on Oct.30.2015.