We occupy a distinctive place in the health sector

NHS Providers occupies a distinctive place in the health sector. We are the membership organisation for the NHS hospital, mental health, community and ambulance services that treat patients and service users in the NHS. We help those NHS foundation trusts and trusts to deliver high-quality, patient-focused care by enabling them to learn from each other, acting as their public voice and helping shape the system in which they operate.
NHS Providers has all trusts in England in voluntary membership, collectively accounting for £104bn of annual expenditure and employing 1.2 million staff.

We are an outstanding membership organisation for all NHS providers, unrivalled in the influence, voice and support we offer our members. We work across a range of disciplines, including policy and analysis, communications and media, support and training and public affairs and influencing. Our four-year strategy sets out our vision and mission and how we intend to deliver our strategic objectives of influence, voice, support and excellent organisation.

    NHS Providers: who we are

    Our vision, mission and values


    Our vision

    An outstanding membership organisation and trade association for all NHS providers, unrivalled in the influence, voice and support we offer our members.

    Our mission

    To enable high quality care for patients and service users, and a reduction in health inequalities, by supporting members to work collaboratively within and across local health and care systems.


    Our values 

    We have co-created a set of values and accompanying behaviours with the NHS Providers team. Our values reflect those of our member trusts, and of the NHS, and encapsulate how we work and interact with each other, our members and partners. Our values are a thread running through all of our work and are used to help us measure individual and organisational performance.