Our influencing work
NHS Providers' policy development and influencing work is focused on promoting and protecting our members' interests against a backdrop of a rapidly changing health and social care system, and an extremely challenging financial context.
We develop policy solutions that are grounded in practice, produced in partnership with our members, based on their experience and our wide-ranging knowledge of member needs and how services work.
Working closely with government, parliamentarians and industry regulators, our understanding of policy-making and the political context ensures that the voice of NHS public providers is heard at the highest levels.
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NHS Providers is a politically neutral organisation, and we work with the parties from across the political spectrum. We attend the main party conferences to discuss key policy issues with party members and leaders.
NHS Providers at 2019 party conferences
This year, NHS Providers will attend the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat party conferences and hold a series of private roundtables and meetings to represent members' views, continue our dialogue with each party and to explore how the NHS can respond to challenges faced across the system.
Our roundtables will focus on the 10 year plan and will take place at the following dates and times:
Liberal Democrat party conference, Bournemouth
Building the NHS mental health services of the future
Monday 16 September
In 2019 we welcomed the publication of the NHS long term plan as well as the mental health implementation plan, which will help to deliver the long term plan commitments for mental health at a local level. As we look ahead to the NHS at 80, we will discuss how mental health services need to transform and what needs to happen to enable a sustainable, high quality and dynamic service. This includes adequately resourcing providers to improve service quality and capacity, investing in NHS estates, facilities and digital infrastructure, a realistic response to the workforce challenges facing mental health services, addressing the care deficit in children and young people’s mental health, and delivering on the ambition for greater early intervention.
Labour and Conservative party conferences
Building the NHS for the future
Labour: Morning of Tuesday 24 September, Brighton
Conservative: Morning of Tuesday 1 October, Manchester
This year we have welcomed the publication of the NHS long term plan and the interim NHS people plan, and as we look ahead to the NHS at 80, we will discuss how the service needs to transform and what needs to happen to enable a sustainable, high quality and dynamic service. This includes investment in NHS estates, facilities and digital infrastructure, progressing health and care integration, a realistic response to the workforce challenges facing the service, and a sustainable settlement for social care.