Why us and how we work

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The Network is a new way of working, representing the future of collaboration, and helping deliver the next generation of health and social care partnerships.

The Network not only brings together a diverse range of specialists in health and care transformation, but also deploys a robust governance arrangement enabling us to act as one. The Network Board, Core Members, Associate Members and defined Contracting Vehicles all form part of this robust and effective arrangement as shown here.

Why The Network

  • The benefits of small organisations, with the breadth, resilience and governance (through the Network Board) of a much larger one
  • Experienced individuals and specialist organisations that have ‘been there and done it’
  • A depth of experience it would be difficult to source in other ways
  • Commercial flexibility, ranging from small individual areas of specialist support, through to larger programmes
  • A set of values and principles that are aligned to the public sector
  • A combination of public, voluntary and private sectors, in a ‘hybrid’ group brings the best of all worlds
  • Working alongside, and integrating with client teams to share expertise and knowledge

Network experience

  • Some of the most experienced and respected people both within their specialisms, and across UK healthcare as a whole.
  • At a national level, leading national programme delivery for NHS England and NHS Improvement, for example in analytics and Clinical Utilisation Review (CUR)
  • With local systems and in integrated care in areas such as ‘structured collaboration’ programmes for local health economies (e.g. Newham CCG), supporting the delivery of Integrated Personal Budgets and Integrated Personalised Commissioning (Luton CCG), and the delivery of patient activation and self-care in Wiltshire and elsewhere
  • With individual providers such as implementing transformational change at Royal Papworth Hospital NHS FT, through to supporting Kent Community Hospitals NHS FT to implement an ‘innovation – improvement’ infrastructure
  • Internationally, such as supporting AstraZeneca across Asia and America, as well as working with the United Nations.