Member networks

There are 12 member networks, supporting all NHS board level roles. Each network meets several times a year, and the events are specifically designed to help members get the information, guidance and inspiration the need. These networks are a part of your core membership and are free for all members.

Why attend?

  • shape and influence the system in which NHS trusts operate

  • get the latest updates from external bodies and regulators
  • participate in panel discussions and roundtable sessions
  • have open and honest discussions with peers (i.e. Chatham House rules apply)

Supporting all board level roles, our 12 networks are:

  • Chairs and chief executives
  • Company secretaries
  • Communication leads
  • Community (for all executive directors at community provider trusts)
  • Directors of operation and chief operating officers
  • Finance directors and commercial leads network
  • HR directors
  • Digital boards leadership (for all board directors with an interest in digital)
  • Medical and nursing directors
  • Mental health leads
  • Non-executive directors
  • Strategy directors

Return to face-to-face events

We are now re-introducing more in-person network events so that you can make the most out of our networking opportunities. Our face-to-face events are a great opportunity for you to exchange ideas and have informal discussions with colleagues from across the country. 

A safe space, benefits to attending our in-person events include: 

  • Share your successes and challenges with colleagues, and work together collectively to find solutions to these
  • See presentations on important updates and analysis on key strategic issues affecting the sector
  • Have a chance to ask questions to our network speakers, and reflect together under Chatham House rules.


Learn more about our upcoming events here.


As we host more in-person events, we are also continuing to monitor government guidelines around Covid-19 to ensure the safety of our delegates and speakers. 


To find out more about the network events, please email