Meet our associates

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NHS Confederation associates are organisations who work with and supply services to the NHS.

They are a valuable part of the health and care sector providing some of the most innovative and essential services. The leaders of the NHS Confederation are committed to working closely with the associates to recognise the added value and shared benefits.

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Allocate Software We are the leading provider of healthcare workforce deployment software. Our solutions are used by hundreds of health and care organisations across all sectors to deliver safe staffing and productivity savings. Whether you are creating rosters and rotas, managing leave, locum or bank staff, monitoring time and attendance or delivering dynamic daily staffing management using acuity & dependency our software and service will help you deliver results.  We have a meaningful relationship with the Confed rather than a transactional one.

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EMIS Health We’re passionate about improving patient care. By joining up healthcare IT across the UK, we’re helping to revolutionise the NHS. Our solutions are used in every major healthcare setting – from GP surgeries to high street pharmacies, hospitals to community services.
Our focus, aims and aspirations align so well with the NHS Confederation.

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Hempsons Hempsons, a leading national health and social care law firm, advise clients on a wide range of strategic and legal issues to help them meet the complex and ever changing challenges they face. Hempsons’ NHS client base includes many Foundation Trusts, NHS Trusts, CCGs and CSUs, NHS Improvement, NHS England and other health related bodies. We are appointed to every NHS legal service panel across England.
Visions4Health Visions4Healthare are an established healthcare network agency specialising in market access with a proven track record of redefining market access for clients.
We are proud to say that...we really get it!

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ZPB We are experts in shaping strategies and creating original content to change the conversation and stimulate markets. Our approach is built on our knowledge of the sector and we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality work defined by the use of concise language and beautiful design. We are creative, connected and credible.

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Attain Attain works in partnership with health and social care organisations to transform and continually improve the planning, design and delivery of services. To us this means making the most of finite resources to deliver services that improve people’s health and wellbeing.  
Tenders UK Tenders-UK are a specialist bid writing and consultancy firm that supports clients within the Health and Social Care domain to successfully tender for public sector contracts. To date we win over four out of five of the tenders we manage and have won our clients over £2 billion of contracts within the last three years through the bespoke support we have provided.  
PPL PPL is a specialist Health and Social Care Consultancy, founded in 2007, providing capacity building, analytics and delivery support to the NHS. We have extensive experience of helping organisations understand the challenges they are facing, and enabling them to deliver real improvements in outcomes and efficiency.
We believe there is a need to take what is already good about the way we care, and scale this to meet the growing and changing needs of our population.

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