Peer Support offer

A sector-led approach

The Local Government Association (LGA), NHS Providers, NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) and the NHS Confederation have come together to develop a uniquely sector-led approach which offers support for sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) and local systems which voluntarily seek help from within the sector.

Jointly, our four organisations represent and bring together local commissioners, providers of NHS care and local authorities, giving us unique credibility and authority as a partnership. Our members see us as being independent, ‘from and of the sector’ and therefore uniquely qualified and equipped to support local leaders to build effective relationships. Our partnership enables us to promote the role of system working across a wide audience, ensuring decision makers from health and local government are all at the table.

Our offer of support is based on using senior, experienced and credible peers who either work within the NHS and social care organisations, or have very recent experience of leading and supporting local system working. It builds on extensive use of sector-led improvement approaches within local government, developed by the LGA.

Our offer of support focuses particularly on helping system partners to forge new collaborative relationships, build shared understanding and agree next steps.

A menu of tailored support

We can offer your local system leadership bespoke support comprising of the following options, however we will flex our approach as far as possible to meet local needs:
1. STP/local system health and care peer challenge
2. Facilitated integration workshop and other bespoke workshops
3. Peer-to-peer support
4. Peer mentoring


Find out more


Contact: Marcus Coulson

Programme manager – Peer support for local systems
NHS Providers and the Local Government Association
Tel: 07766 252 853
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