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Closer working between NHS England and NHS Improvement “a positive step”, says NHS Confederation

Danny Mortimer, deputy chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, responded to the announcement that NHS England and NHS Improvement will work more closely together.

“Our members have been seeking greater co-ordination of activity and policy between national organisations for some time, and it is important that ALBs hold themselves to the same standards relating to collaboration and integration as they hold the NHS.

“This is therefore a positive step, and we look forward to representing our members’ needs in the further work to realise this announcement.”

Notes to editors:

  • The NHS Confederation represents 85 per cent of NHS providers and commissioners. The organisation has nearly 500 members across health and social care, including hospitals, community and mental health providers, ambulance trusts and independent sector organisations providing NHS care. It is the only membership body to bring together and speak on behalf of the whole NHS.
  • Follow the NHS Confederation press office on Twitter @NHSConfed_Press.
  • A full list of NHS Confederation press releases and statements can be accessed at its media centre.
  • For media queries, contact Neil Durham (Media and Communications Manager - 020 7799 8671 / neil.durham@nhsconfed.org); Jim Palmer (Senior Media Officer - 020 7799 8664 / jim.palmer@nhsconfed.org) or Dan Keel (Head of Communications - 020 7799 8637 / daniel.keel@nhsconfed.org). For out-of-hours media enquiries, please call the Duty Press Officer on 07880 500 726.
Original article link: http://www.nhsconfed.org/media-centre/2018/03/closer-working-between-nhs-i-and-nhs-e

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