NHS Partners Network

David Hare

The NHS Partners Network (NHSPN) is the trade association representing the widest range of independent sector providers of NHS clinical services ranging through acute, primary, community, clinical home healthcare, diagnostics and dental.

Our members are drawn from both the “for profit” and “not for profit” sectors and include large international hospital groups and small specialist providers. All are committed to working in partnership with the NHS and to the values set out in the NHS Constitution.

For more information view our press releases, read our latest news stories, and download our resources.

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About us

The NHS Partners Network (NHSPN) is the trade association representing independent sector providers of NHS clinical services.

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Become a member

Learn more about becoming a member and the range of benefits and services our members receive to support them in delivering high-quality care to patients.


STP Portal

Find out how the independent sector can play a key role in helping individual footprints meet the stated requirements for STPs, and ensure the plans are effectively delivered.

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Case studies

Bringing together case studies from our member organisations, we provide an overview of the contribution that independent sector providers make to NHS clinical care.

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We regularly respond to consultations on behalf of our members, to ensure that our members' views are represented and the voice of the independent sector is heard.

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Through bringing together publicly-available data we aim to provide an overview of the contribution that independent sector providers make to NHS clinical care.

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NHSPN holds regular member only meetings and forums for communications, clinical, HR and finance leads throughout the year. We also hold a number of events for non-members.


Our members' work

NHSPN works closely with its members so that patients receive the highest possible levels of care, and wider audiences understand the benefits brought by the independent sector involvement in the NHS.

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