Our partners

We recognise the invaluable contributions of our partners who play a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of the health and care sector. With their innovative solutions and dedication, they help us and our members to achieve our mission of driving positive impact and transformation within the industry.

Interested in becoming a part of our network of partners? Email Roberta Henry, Commercial Partnership Manager and explore opportunities to join us in our journey to shape the future of health care.


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.

Download the 'Closing the gap: A guide to addressing racial discrimination in disciplinaries' guide here




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. 

Download the 'Integration at place: A practical toolkit' here

Ric Whalley, Partner: ric.whalley@newtoneurope.com





NHS South, Central and West (NHS SCW)

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. NHS 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, NHS 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. 

Download the 'Introducing NHS SCW' brochure with case studies highlighting their impactful work here.  




Virginia Mason Institute

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 'Leadership "Unlearning": A new requirement for healthcare transformation' blog here. 






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. 

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


Darwin Group

At Darwin Group, we firmly believe every patient should have access to world-leading healthcare facilities that empower staff to deliver exceptional care. We work in partnership with the NHS and private healthcare providers to create outstanding healthcare environments completely aligned with clinical needs. Whatever the problem, we have the solution – from immediate temporary buildings to permanent complex structures.



Patchwork Health

Patchwork Health is on a mission to make flexible and sustainable working a reality for all healthcare staff. Their fully integrated workforce management solution helps optimise outcomes for organisations, managers, staff and patients. Built by a team of healthcare veterans, and co-created with the NHS, their technology and services have been embraced by over 50 healthcare organisations to date, saving £80 million and counting in workforce costs.






Browne Jacobson

Browne Jacobson powers success in health and social care, helping commissioners, providers, and regulators nationwide. Across the private and public sectors, they're a trusted advisor to over 100 NHS bodies, 150 local authorities and independent providers. Their straight-talking lawyers' extensive sector knowledge, progressive approach, and exceptional service achieves the outcomes clients need. 




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. 

Andrew Rowland, Head of Healthcare: 


NHS Supply Chain

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. 



Skin Analytics

Skin Analytics is committed to helping more people survive skin cancer by using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enable innovative skin cancer pathways that deliver better patient care outcomes that are sustainable for health systems globally.

By leveraging DERM, the only UKCA Class IIa AI as a Medical Device for dermatology, Skin Analytics helps dermatology teams build world-leading skin cancer pathways that enable better patient outcomes and sustainability for health systems, globally.

Skin Analytics - working for a future where no one dies from skin cancer.