Our strategy 

NHS Providers is the membership organisation for the NHS hospital, mental health, community and ambulance services that treat patients and service users in the NHS. We help those NHS trusts and foundation trusts to deliver high-quality, patient-focused care by enabling them to learn from each other, acting as their public voice and helping shape the system in which they operate.

Our current four-year strategy sets out how NHS Providers maintains core activities and responds to new challenges to ensure we remain a relevant and credible voice on our members' behalf.

Strategy 2021-25

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Our vision, mission and strategic objectives


An outstanding membership organisation and trade association for all NHS providers, unrivalled in the influence, voice and support we offer our members.


To enable high-quality care for patients and service users, and a reduction in health inequalities, by supporting members to work collaboratively within and across local health and care systems.

Strategic objectives


To shape the environment and culture in which our members operate – with a dedicated focus on finances, quality, workforce, governance, regulation, digital transformation, integration and system working.


To be the collective voice of NHS providers working in local systems, reflecting the diversity of our membership, and championing their interests in the media, government, the NHS and wider health and care community.


To help our members and their local system partners drive improvement and innovation through effective, shared development, support and learning.


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To provide outstanding value for money to our members, create a supportive environment for staff and continually improve, driven by our values.

Our values

Together we have created a set of values and accompanying behaviours with the NHS Providers team.

Explore our values