Provider collaboratives bring NHS providers together across one or more ICSs, working with clinical networks, alliances and other partners, to benefit from working at scale. Provider collaboratives aim to:
- reduce unwarranted variation and inequality in health outcomes, access to services and experience;
- improve resilience by, for example, providing mutual aid;
- ensure that specialisation and consolidation occur where this will provide better outcomes and value.
Provider collaboratives work across a range of programmes and represent just one way that providers collaborate to plan, deliver and transform services. Collaboratives may support the work of other collaborations including clinical networks, Cancer Alliances and clinical support service networks.
In Norfolk and Waveney all local providers are in a good position working towards these expectations, with the overarching aim being to enable the very best health outcomes for the population, equitably for all.