Never has it been more important for the NHS to have a strong, single voice; the NHS Confederation has a crucial system leadership role to play now, and in the years ahead.
Helping members meet the 2015 Challenge
Our major pre-election campaign – the 2015 Challenge – is a two-part challenge for politicians to recognise the challenges facing the NHS, and for the NHS to be ready to meet these challenges.
It is also a challenge for us, and our members, to articulate, prepare for and make tough decisions about the radical changes needed in an uncertain political environment.
Providing tailored support for our members
Our free member forums provide a unique space to convene the whole health and social care system around specific issues and support peer-to-peer learning. They are driven by members' needs and priorities, and deliver high-quality, high-impact work programmes. NHS Confederation members can get involved in all three forums:
- Community Health Services Forum
- Hospitals Forum
- Urgent and Emergency Care Forum.
Speaking up on the issues that matter to members
We have identified a number of key policy issues that will provide a focus for the services, products and resources we develop over the course of the year to ensure that we are concentrating our efforts where our members need the most support. These are:
- partnership working with local government
- financing for health and social care
- achieving best value for patients and the public
- leadership and culture.
Supporting members through networks and partnerships
Our networks meet the specific needs of the different parts of our membership. Through our networks and partnerships, we provide expertise and support to help secure a sustainable NHS fit for the future. We provide a strong and credible voice to influence the Government on key issues, such as the fundamental role of primary care in older people’s care and achieving parity of esteem for mental health.
Bringing the whole system together
Our 2014 annual conference and exhibition (4-6 June in Liverpool) is the largest and most influential meeting of healthcare leaders, partners, stakeholders and decision makers before the 2015 general election.
Delegates will hear from leaders of all three main political parties, and participate in a programme developed with members' input to drive the debate on how the NHS will look in the 21st century.
Our regional meetings are a unique opportunity for us to have a frank and honest debate with members about the key issues affecting the NHS. They bring health leaders together from across health and social care to discuss local system issues and share good practice.
2014/15 corporate business plan
The NHS Confederation's corporate business plan sets out our priorities for this financial year.
Monitoring and reporting
Our senior management team is responsible for ensuring that the objectives in our corporate business plan are met.
Our board of trustees is responsible for monitoring progress against the business plan. Progress reports are presented at the quarterly board of trustees meetings.