NHS Providers is the membership organisation for hospital, mental health, community and ambulance services treating patients and service users in the NHS. NHS helps its members deliver high-quality, patient-focused care by supporting them to learn from each other, acting as their public voice and helping shape the system they operate inside of.
NHS Providers is led by its members. They have an active board of 20 chairs and chief executives, elected by member trusts, with all trusts and foundation trusts in England in voluntary membership.
NHS Providers strategic objectives span the key focus areas of influence, voice and support, provided by a professional organisation. Through these they:
- shape and influence the financial, policy and regulatory frameworks which impact on members' day-to-day work and future development
- help providers to drive improvement through effective shared development, support and learning
- build effective relationships with key stakeholders in central government, in Parliament, with regulators and across the whole healthcare community
- champion member interests and raise their profile positively in the media
- respond to policy consultations and horizon scan the sector to help members to prepare for the future
- create networking opportunities across the country
- provide training and development opportunities for board members, executive colleagues and governors
- support aspirant trusts on their journey to becoming foundation trusts
- gather and disseminate best practice
- support all the sectors from which our members are drawn, including acute, ambulance, mental health, community and integrated trusts.