From July 2022, all NHS trusts providing acute and mental health services will need to join a provider collaborative, with these collaboratives forming a universal part of the provider landscape. Working within a challenging NHS environment – struggling with record high waiting lists and a limited workforce – provider collaboratives offer an opportunity to make efficiencies whilst improving service delivery. As providers move from a mindset of competition to one of collaboration, they must come together to deliver better services and improve care pathways.
However, the purpose and form of these collaboratives can vary considerably across England and important decisions remain over the governance and accountability arrangements of these new collaboratives.
Join the King's Fund for this digital virtual conference bringing together leaders from across collaboratives to explore this new approach to service delivery. The event will explore what collaboration models have been successful before and the barriers they overcame. What can we learn from these as new collaboratives are set to take shape?