Providers Deliver live

How providers are delivering in the toughest of times

For the second year running, Providers Deliver Live, part of our Providers Deliver programme, will showcase the extraordinary work of NHS trusts and foundation trusts in the face of unprecedented pressures.

It comes at a time when the health service is facing what many expect to be the toughest winter yet for the NHS. Trusts are dealing with increasing demand in emergency care and mental health services, long waiting lists for planned care, while flu, COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases are also in circulation. Staff shortages and burnout also continue to be a major concern, alongside bed capacity.

The eight examples presented at NHS Providers annual conference and exhibition are just some of the exceptional ways trusts across all sectors – hospitals, ambulance, community and mental health services – are innovating and adapting to tackle these pressures. The trusts featuring this year are:

  • Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, who piloted an app to help support those with long COVID outside of hospital settings. 
  • Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, who worked with North East Ambulance Service and Fujifilm to pilot a portable x-ray system to reduce avoidable admissions into hospital.
  • South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, who worked with military co-responders during unprecedented staff absences to meet demand.
  • Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, who improved support for their aging population through a new acute frailty unit.
  • Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, who placed specialist nurses within the NHS 111/999 control rooms to help those experiencing mental health crises.
  • Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, who worked within their community to continue to keep immunisation of young people up during school closures.
  • University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, who have responded to high rates of mental health and isolation through a narrative inquiry model.
  • University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, who launched a virtual ward model and helpline to provide support to respiratory patients from their own homes.