Welcome Letter

Dear Candidate

Thank you for your interest in the position of Chair of the NHS Confederation. I hope this microsite provides you with the information you need to inform your application.

The NHS Confederation brings together and speaks on behalf of  organisations that plan, commission and provide NHS services in England Wales and Northern Ireland. Our members are drawn from every part of the healthcare system Рmore than 560 organisations are connected to the NHS Confederation.

We have three roles: to be an influential system leader; to represent our members with politicians, national bodies, the unions and in Europe; and to support our members to improve care for patients and the public.

All our work is underpinned and driven by our vision of an empowered, healthy population supported by world class health and care services. We are looking for a Chair with the right values, skills and experience to help us support our members as they seek to deliver high quality safe care against a background of relentlessly increasing demand and rising expectations with constrained resources. We recognise, as do our members, that the NHS will only be sustainable with major reforms in the way services are organised and delivered, and we believe we have a vital role in supporting change while speaking truth to power. We hope you share our view that this is a great opportunity to provide leadership and vision to an organisation which has so much potential to make a difference.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

NHS Confederation Board of Trustees