Providing a strategic overview
The NHS is a complex system of local and national organisations. To illustrate how they work together to meet the needs of patients and service users, and to highlight how services are changing and the pressures they face, we develop guides and fact sheets for parliamentarians and their staff.
This briefing for MPs describes how secondary care services work within the NHS in England – that is, the NHS acute, ambulance, community and mental health service providers – and how they work to deliver world-class care within hospitals and community based settings.
Our cross-party programme enables NHS providers to play their full part in delivering a healthy, 21st century NHS.
Facts and figures
NHS Providers regularly publishes a headline summary of some of the key indicators of the health of the provider sector:
- Provider sector healthcheck, October 2015