About us

About us


The Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN) is the representative body for independent sector healthcare providers. Our members deliver a very diverse range of services to NHS and private patients including acute care, primary care, community care, clinical home healthcare, and diagnostics.

Our principles

  • Ensuring the delivery of first class, safe and efficient healthcare.
  • Upholding the principles and values of the NHS Constitution where members deliver NHS-funded services.
  • Working constructively and proactively with other healthcare providers, whether privately or publicly-funded, to deliver integrated care.
  • Participating in and supporting education and training of the healthcare workforce
  • Fully meeting the NHS’s standards for transparency and information about patient outcomes and to be full participants in the CQC inspection regime.
  • Ensuring appropriate arrangements exist to listen and respond to patients’ concerns.
  • Abiding by the NHS’s Duty of Candour and applying it across all patient groups

Our mission

IHPN is the membership network for independent healthcare providers. We play a leading role in the sector by bringing all types of independent providers together, supporting them to deliver great care to patients, and enabling them to make a positive contribution to UK healthcare.

Our vision

A thriving independent healthcare sector delivering great care to NHS and private patients.