Influence

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We work closely with the government, Parliament and national stakeholders to influence positive change on behalf of our members. 

We provide an independent and robust critique of policy and act as an important conduit between policymakers and NHS leaders – helping to test proposals and assess their impact on frontline services.

Monitoring the latest bills, acts and legislation affecting health and care services, we argue the case for our members to ensure the best outcomes for patients, taxpayers, the NHS and its partners.

We aim to inform parliamentarians, our members and stakeholder organisations about our work and to signpost information that is of most relevance to them.

Parliament

We meet regularly with government, MPs (including members of the Health Select Committee and other parliamentary committees) and key policy and decision-makers to feed in the views of our members and influence policy in the interests of patients, the public and NHS staff.

Stakeholders

As part of our work to influence policy and the policy debate, we work closely with a wide range of stakeholders, including national bodies, professional bodies, patient organisations, manufacturers of medicines and devices, non-governmental organisations and think tanks.
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Party conferences 2016

Members of our senior team attended the three main political conferences to represent, voice and share the experiences and concerns of health and care leaders across the country. Here's a rundown of their activity.

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Resources for members

Practical hints, tips and guides on engaging with local parliamentarians and stakeholders.

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Resources for parliamentarians

Our resources for MPs and Peers help to inform parliamentary debates, make sense of the issues and challenges facing health and care services, and voice the views of members across the country.

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The 2015 Challenge

The 2015 Challenge is a powerful coalition of organisations from across health and care that have come together in response to unprecedented pressures.

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Influencing with impact

Since the new government came into power in May, we have ramped up our efforts to represent and support members on the key issues facing health and care services.

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General election pledges

See what the main political parties pledged to do for health and social care.

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