Enabling them to make a positive contribution to UK healthcare

A key aspect of our work is to engage with policy makers and politicians, helping to position the sector as a key contributor to UK healthcare for both NHS and private patients

IHPN played a leading role in enabling the sector to work alongside the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic, and as the healthcare environment continues to change we will be there to support our members through challenges such as climate change, new legislation and economic uncertainty. We work to influence government and NHS policy as the voice of the industry – whether through direct engagement or through informed and insightful consultation responses.

We provide our members with key insights and information about their business environment, including on the day briefings on key policy announcements as they happen, and monthly analysis on NHS and independent sector acute activity.

IHPN has a wide portfolio of communications you can access, ranging from our daily update that shares the latest activity taking place across the network all the way to our annual Industry Barometer report, helping you to keep up to date.