Who we work with

We work with a small, but growing, number of commercial partners to identify innovative solutions that trusts have successfully adopted that can support our members to deliver better outcomes for their patients. All partners have demonstrated how their teams and services have worked in and supported NHS trusts. To learn more about our partnership opportunities, contact commercial partnerships manager, Roberta Henry.

Panel members

Browne Jacobson are legal experts working together with health and social care providers, commissioners and regulators. Our experience across the private and public sectors means we understand your rapidly changing environment. Our clients choose and stay with us because of our extensive sector knowledge, accessible advice, progressive approach to making legal services easier for our clients and our commitment to delivering exceptional service as our standard.

With a large team of healthcare solicitors operating nationwide, you can rely on us whether you need assistance on a national or local scale. We’re sure our specialist, pragmatic and bespoke healthcare legal advice will help you to achieve the results you are looking for.

Contact details:
Katy Oddy
Business Development Manager
+44 (0)3300452535
+44 (0)7890 960151

Capsticks is a leading UK law firm providing specialist legal advice to the health, housing, regulatory and social care sectors. For over 40 years Capsticks has worked with the NHS, providing specialist full-service legal advice, so they truly understand the unique challenges and opportunities that trusts face. They advise on some of the most ground-breaking, high-value and politically sensitive cases across a vast range of practice areas including employment, procurement, real estate and litigation. Like the organisations they represent, making a positive impact on people's lives is important to them, and the work they do means just that. Capsticks pride themselves on being world-class in their services, taking a commercial approach and treating all clients, employees and stakeholders with kindness and respect.


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Andrew Rowland
Head of Healthcare

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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Newton support health organisations and health and social care systems to redesign ways of working and implement measurable and sustainable change which is better for people, better for staff and delivers real financial benefit. They are specialists in tackling highly complex challenges, by designing and implementing the operational, digital and people-centred change that needs to happen to solve them. Newton work side by side with their clients, to bring insights which drive change, working together to design, implement and sustain lasting improvement. Their clients value them for their ability to embed sustainable change by working from the ground up-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. Newton have a strong track record in doing this across whole health and care systems, helping system leaders to align their vision and strategy and translating that into an operational blueprint which they then co-design and deliver to fit the local situation. In one recent engagement, Newton helped to deliver an integrated model for urgent and intermediate care services for older people which is forecast to achieve more than £40m savings since the programme began. They put 100% of their fixed implementation fee at risk against achieving measurable results.

Explore our latest case study developed in collaboration with NHS Providers.

Integration at place: A practical toolkit

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Ric Whalley

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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Virginia Mason Institute has partnered with the NHS for over 14 years, having established an international reputation for building safe, high quality, sustainable healthcare organisations that deliver continuous improvement. Their experts work with executive teams in a variety of ways whether to develop organisational goal alignment and focus, leadership effectiveness, improving quality and safety of care, or accelerated approaches for solving some of the most challenging issues in healthcare today including reducing staff burnout and increasing resilience, eliminating backlogs and building capacity, systematizing health equity, and improving virtual care.

An ever-changing complex environment like 21st century healthcare needs new management and leadership approaches like our ‘World-Class Management’ and ‘Authentic Leadership’ programmes that leverage proven approaches to engage staff, deliver everyday improvement, and build a nimble, flexible workforce.

Virginia Mason Institute specialise in helping organisations establish a new or existing single improvement methodology - a management system they can proudly call their own that engages and empowers people at all levels to deliver the best care to their communities. By helping organisations build internal capability and capacity with new tools and innovations and coaching the board to the ward, they excel at building cultures that enable real change, accountability, and self-sufficiency.

Wendy Korthuis-Smith, executive director at Virginia Mason Institute, shares how NHS leaders can unlearn and reframe four outdated lessons to achieve lasting and continuous improvement. Read the blog here.

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NHS Providers Connect partners

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

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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NHS Supply Chain manages the sourcing, delivery and supply of healthcare products, services and food for NHS trusts and healthcare organisations across England and Wales.

Managing more than 4.5 million orders per year, across 94,000 order points and 15,000 locations, NHS Supply Chain systems consolidate orders from over 800 suppliers, saving trusts time, money and duplication of overlapping contracts.

A new operating model, launched fully in 2019, aligned to Lord Carter’s review of efficiencies in hospitals, had been designed to help the NHS deliver clinically assured, quality products at the best value, through a range of specialist buying functions. Its aim is to leverage the buying power of the NHS to negotiate the best deals from suppliers and deliver savings back into NHS frontline services.

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Find out more

To find out about becoming a connect partner or associate and panel membership please contact roberta.henry@nhsproviders.org.​