We work with partners to support the transformation of local services. We do this by providing evidence-based guidance about what's effective and cost efficient to help shape service provision across boundaries.

We also offer system leadership and encourage greater alignment across national bodies by ensuring our guidance is the 'go-to' source of evidence. We make sure that it's referenced by partners and other arm's-length bodies (ALBs).

We also know that it's important to deliver consistent messages by linking with other ALBs at an early stage.

Partnerships and strategies

We've worked with national programme boards and partners to develop key national strategies and support tools.

NHS England and NHS Improvement

  • We continue to support the commitments set out in the NHS Long Term Plan, working collaboratively with NHS England and NHS Improvement.
  • We're a member of the National Quality Board, which published the Shared Commitment to Quality. This provides a nationally agreed definition of quality. It's also a guide for clinical and managerial leaders who want to improve quality.
  • We're working with RightCare to embed our guidance and related products in the suite of RightCare intelligence products.
  • We're working with Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) to embed our guidance within their reports.

Quality Matters

We're one of several national bodies that have supported the development of Quality Matters. This is a shared commitment to improve quality for everyone using, working in and supporting adult social care.

We're committed to delivering actions in support of 4 of the 6 priorities.

Public Health England

We're committed to supporting the PHE Strategy 2020 to 2025. We've contributed to a number of publications on public health priority areas with partners.

Cover of the NHS Long Term Plan