Engaging with political parties

NHS Providers is a politically neutral organisation, and we work with the parties from across the political spectrum. We attend the main party conferences to discuss key policy issues with party members and leaders. 

NHS Providers at 2018 party conferences 

This year, NHS Providers will attend the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat party conferences and hold a series of private roundtables and meetings to represent members’ views, continue our dialogue with each party and to explore how the NHS can respond to challenges faced across the system.

Our roundtables will focus on the 10 year plan and will take place at the following dates and times:

Liberal Democrat party conference, Bournemouth  

Child and adolescent mental health services in the NHS 10 year plan

Lunchtime of Monday 18 September

Labour party conference, Brighton

Targets and the 10 year plan: meet, reform or scrap?

Morning of Monday 25 September

Conservative party conference, Manchester

The NHS 10 year plan: changing times, lives and places

Morning of Tuesday 3 October, 12.45 - 2.00pm, Manchester 


Our roundtables at Labour and Conservative party conferences will be chaired by author and journalist Nick Timmins who is a Senior Policy Fellow at the King’s Fund and separately at the Institute for Government.


For further information please contact alex.richardson@nhsproviders.org 



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