About us

What we do

IHPN are the only membership organisation for independent healthcare providers across the UK, and we deliver a wide range of services and support to our members.

How we support our members

Advocacy and influencing

Positioning the independent sector as a key part of the health system across a range of areas including Brexit, coronavirus, and workforce planning

Promoting members interests to the public, policy makers, politicians, employers and the media

Sharing, learning and networking

Providing effective forums and groups on a range of issues including finance, HR, digital, clinical and comms and enabling members to connect with colleagues from across the system

Delivering top quality events including our flagship annual summit which has hosted keynote speakers including Sir Simon Stevens and Dido Harding.

Regulation and quality

Engaging with national system and professional healthcare regulators and medical royal colleges including the CQC, NHS England-Improvement, the Department of Health and Social Care, and General Medical Council

Leading the sector’s work on patient safety, including supporting the implementation of the Paterson inquiry recommendations and influencing the government’s response to the report.

Raising the bar on data and transparency – leading on the sector’s engagement with GIRFT, PHIN and HQIP

Intelligence and information

Providing ever better insight to members about their business environment, including:

  • “on the day” briefings on key policy announcements as they happen;
  • monthly analysis on NHS and independent sector acute activity;
  • our regular “Headline Indicator Set” looking at the sector’s performance on patient experience; clinical quality; patient outcomes and efficiency indicators