NHS England

NHS England

NHS England provides national leadership for the NHS.

Through the NHS Long Term Plan, we promote high quality health and care for all, and support NHS organisations to work in partnership to deliver better outcomes for our patients and communities, at the best possible value for taxpayers and to continuously improve the NHS.

We are working to make the NHS an employer of excellence and to enable NHS patients to benefit from world-leading research, innovation and technology.

To deliver the NHS Long Term Plan, NHS England will balance national direction with local autonomy to secure the best outcomes for patients.

Through our seven integrated regional teams, NHS England supports local integrated care systems (ICS), made up of public services that provide health and care – NHS organisations, primary care professionals, local councils, social care providers and the community, voluntary and social enterprise sector – to improve the health of the population, improve the quality of care, tackle inequalities and deliver care more efficiently.

NHS Confederation

NHS Confederation

The NHS Confederation is the membership organisation that brings together, supports and speaks for the whole healthcare system in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Integration and partnership working are the driving force of healthcare. We promote collaboration and partnership working as the key to improving population health, delivering high-quality care and reducing health inequalities.

This is our central focus. We support integration across our membership, connecting different parts of the health and care system to share learning and develop solutions to shared challenges.

The members we represent employ over 1.5 million staff, care for more than 1 million patients a day and control £150 billion of public expenditure. 

We support our members in three main ways: 

We represent organisations and sectors, to ensure local organisations and systems work in the best interests of service users, citizens and staff.

We connect the whole healthcare system, to boost system working and develop solutions to shared challenges.

We support leaders to develop and hone their leadership skills, equipping leaders with tools, ideas and insights and connecting them with a community of leaders.

Visit nhsconfed.org to find out more about us.