Who we work with

NHS Providers works with a small, but growing, number of commercial partners to identify solutions that other trusts have successfully adopted and that we believe can help our members deliver better outcomes for patients. All partners have demonstrated how their teams and services have worked in and supported NHS trusts. To find out more about partnership opportunities with NHS Providers get in touch with Sandra Marshall.

NHS Providers Connect partners

Financial stress costs the NHS £8.9bn a year. Research shows a key factor is the misalignment of pay and expenses. Earnd seamlessly integrates with payroll to give employees control over when and how they get paid. They help close the gap between work and pay so your people can manage their pay, their way. On-demand pay means more financial control, better budgeting and less reliance on high-cost credit. The result? Happier people, increase in shift take-up, engagement and retention. Earnd is exclusively free to the NHS and your employees – forever. The NHS is the cornerstone of British community, which is why we are offering access to the Earnd app exclusively at no cost to the NHS and your employees.

Contact details:
Jonathan Lewis


Hempsons, a specialist health and social care law firm working across the public, private and third sectors, act for over 200 NHS organisations nationwide on strategic and operational issues including integrated care, collaborations, STPs, service reconfigurations, estates projects and workforce. Hempsons continue to support their NHS trust clients through the COVID-19 pandemic and have worked with NHS Providers on a joint publication COVID-19: Key legal considerations arising from the pandemic, which looks at the legal liabilities that are likely to arise due to the environment created by the pandemic and suggests ways in which trust boards could respond. Please see Hempsons webinars and podcasts for advice on a range of legal issues.

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Locum’s Nest is a technology company providing a holistic workforce software solution to NHS trusts and primary care organisations. They support NHS organisations to work in a more transparent manner and increase engagement with their workforce, from digital shift-matching, staff recruitment, communication, data visualisation and interoperability. Locum's Nest was founded by two junior doctors. Its vision is to increase transparency, collaboration and improve care outcomes within our health service, through its intuitive mobile and web multi-product platform used by healthcare professionals and NHS management teams. Their mission is to remove barriers to workforce mobility across the NHS, and have pioneered the formation of digital collaborative workforce banks across the country, enabling cross-covering of shifts across an ever growing number of NHS trusts.

Contact details:
Ahmed Shahrabani ahmed@locumsnest.co.uk

Medtronic’s Integrated Health Solutions business was formed as part of our commitment to aligning value and working with partners in new ways. Integrated Health Solutions builds on Medtronic‘s unique combination of capital resources, process optimisation expertise and therapy knowledge. Working together, they partner with hospitals and healthcare systems to develop tailored services and solutions designed to improve clinical, operational and financial outcomes.

The objective of these partnerships is to enable hospitals and healthcare systems to:
● improve patient outcomes
● enhance operational performance
● contain and manage costs.

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Newton support health organisations and systems to reimagine and redesign ways of working, implementing significant and sustainable change which is better for people, better for staff and delivers real financial benefit. Newton are specialists in designing and delivering large-scale, complex transformation programmes. Their clients value them for their unique ability to embed sustainable change by working from the ground upwards – uncovering the root causes of the trickiest problems, supporting leadership to act on this information and working as part of their frontline teams to deliver real change. In one recent engagement, they helped to deliver an integrated model for urgent and intermediate care services for older people, producing over £25m in annualised financial benefit. They put 100% of their fixed implementation fee at risk against achieving measurable results.

Contact details:
01865 601300

Associate members

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. The company develops innovative technology, services and solutions that help advance both clinical therapy for patients and clinical process for health care providers. BD has 65,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues. BD helps customers enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care.


Contact details:

Greg Quinn, Director of Public Policy & Advocacy greg.quinn@bd.com
0118 921 6000

Some organisations are designed for remote work. For others, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced employees, boards, and leaders into an uncomfortable transition. BoardEffect has put together a guide with considerations and best practices for overcoming the challenges of virtual board meetings: Virtual Meeting Toolkit. BoardEffect, a Diligent company, was designed for the work of efficient and collaborative boards to enable effective leaders. Healthcare executives and trustees have long relied on BoardEffect to improve board management and streamline secure communications. BoardEffect’s client base is comprised of healthcare organisations ranging from small local hospitals with basic board structures, to national hospital systems and networks with complex needs.

Contact details:
Edward Rees erees@boardeffect.com

Chrisalyst® is a leadership coaching and development practise based on cutting-edge research from neuropsychology, delivered by old souls. They're passionate about having a life well lived and helping others to do the same. They offer an NHS discount of 25% as standard. And as a special offer, their Dramatic Change programme for £2,999 excl VAT (max. 8 people). This provides an innovative, fun, but stretching, way to solve problems, increase creativity, reduce friction, or reinvigorate exhausted leadership teams. 

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Recovering and restoring services, the changing needs of populations, squeezed budgets, a workforce that’s struggling to cope with demand. These are just some of the many challenges keeping you up at night. SCW know that, more than ever, you need support to find solutions to your pinch-points. As an NHS organisation bringing together some of the brightest and best in health and social care, SCW is perfectly placed to help you define your issues and co-design solutions. As partners, we’ll support you at every step of your journey to overcome the pandemic pressures and ultimately, to help you provide the best possible care to people.

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Wagestream powers Allocate InstantPay, giving your staff a tool for financial resilience with:
● instant access to their wages as they’re earned
(including bank shifts)
● the ability to track all their earnings in real-time – giving full financial visibility
● financial education – in partnership with The Money and Pensions Service to offer easy tips and tricks on how to manage your money
● savings – staff can automatically save flexible amounts directly from their salary each month, completely free.

86% of our users have felt less stressed during the outbreak through access to InstantPay. Allocate and Wagestream are now providing InstantPay free to all NHS trusts and staff members. HealthRoster users can switch on InstantPay in one week!

Contact details:


07775 940 368


Find out more

To find out about becoming a connect partner or associate and panel membership please contact sandra.marshall@nhsproviders.org

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