A Healthy Relationship: how can organisations effectively partner with the NHS?
It is now 20 years since the first Private Finance Initiative (PFI) hospital was announced and almost 15 years since the market based reform of the NHS paved the way for greater independent sector involvement in the delivery of NHS services.
Partnerships between independent sector providers and the NHS are now relatively common and more are expected to emerge as the NHS progresses with the Five Year Forward View.
Key stakeholders from across the independent sector and the NHS gathered at a round table jointly hosted by Grant Thornton and Trowers & Hamlins to discuss what makes effective partnerships and how they are developing to meet the changing needs of the NHS.
There are numerous examples where the NHS and independent sector have worked together, but how have those relationships developed over the last 20 years, what makes an effective partnership and are there still barriers to overcome?
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