The NHS has always worked in partnership with external organisations, however, can these relationships support in delivering sustainable change at scale and pace? An HSJ roundtable, in association with Capita, looked at these key issues and how relationships may develop
The NHS faces a challenging environment of record waiting times for elective and emergency care, workforce shortages, and budgets hit by the impact of inflation. There are, increasingly, critical questions about how it can cope with current pressures, let alone achieve improvements in urgent and emergency care alongside elective performance, long-term condition management, and population health.
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It is becoming clear that the NHS cannot continue on its existing path but will need to make some fundamental changes to how it operates in order to both support its workforce and improve patient outcomes. The challenge is, of course, managing resources without compromising either of these fundamental areas.
The NHS has always worked in partnership with external organisations, including commercial organisations. But how can these relationships support in delivering sustainable change at scale and pace, helping the NHS achieve a generational scale change?
An HSJ roundtable, in association with Capita, looked at these key issues and how relationships may develop.
- Jeremy Budd, director of strategic commissioning and partnerships (Barnsley), South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board
- Lewis Butler, director of strategic development and partnerships, The Royal Marsden Foundation Trust
- Jordan Cummins, programme director for health, Confederation of British Industry
- Lucy Gardner, director of strategy and partnerships, Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust
- Antony King, managing director and client partner for health and welfare, Capita
- Michael Pace, managing director, NHS London Procurement Partnership
- Claire Read, HSJ contributor – roundtable chair
- Ian Smith, chair, Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care Board
- Richard Stubbs, chief executive, Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network and vice-chair, AHSN Network
- Gus Williamson, director of primary care support services, commercial directorate, NHS England
- Michael Wood, head of health economic partnerships, NHS Confederation