On 10 August, NHS England and NHS Improvement published guidance on provider collaboratives.

“Provider collaboratives are a key component of system working, with opportunities to tackle unwarranted variation in standards of care and health inequalities, and to build resilience across systems to support staff more effectively. The guidance sets out the minimum expectations for how providers should work together to deliver benefits for patients, staff and communities. It offers principles to support local decision-making and suggests the functions and forms that systems and providers may wish to consider.”

A link to the full guidance can be found below: