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NHS Confederation

The NHS Confederation is the only national body working to bring together the health sector and local leaders of growth.
Here, you can find various presentations, webinars and recordings by the NHS local growth adviser, and others, on this important agenda, as well as publications that can help you establish local relationships.

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Case studies

Humber Local Enterprise Partnership: Supporting the local health and social care workforce – an example of how Humber Local Enterprise Partnership is supporting its local STP’s workforce plans.


Understanding the economic impact of the NHS in the Black Country – Discover why the Black Country sustainability and transformation partnership (STP) commissioned an economic assessment of the NHS’ contribution to the area and how local health and care leaders intend to use the findings to help the Black Country realise its potential.

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Building a Britain for the future: Understanding the Industrial Strategy white paper – This briefing explains the Industrial Strategy’s aims and objectives, why it matters for the NHS and how the health service can play a part locally in, and thus benefit from, realising the strategy.

Local growth and the NHS: Building the foundations of a healthy economy – a useful summary of the policy context and the NHS’ role in this key agenda.

Shaping healthy cities and economies: The role of clinical commissioning – a report on how clinical commissioning can help realise full potential of local economies.

The NHS and local growth: Working to ensure a healthy economy – a briefing for local enterprise partnerships on why invest with the NHS.

The NHS’ role in realising every place’s potential: Helping you influence your local economy – a primer on why, and how, the NHS can influence local plans.

Unlocking the power of local: Reflections on the new place leadership – a collection of essays bringing together a selection of voices on new place leadership.

How to influence local enterprise partnerships – five top tips informed by briefings given to NHS HR Directors across England.

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Michael is a regular columnist for the Local Government Chronicle.