NHS Improvement is responsible for overseeing foundation trusts and NHS trusts, as well as independent providers that provide NHS-funded care. We offer the support these providers need to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care within local health systems that are financially sustainable. By holding providers to account and, where necessary, intervening, we help the NHS to meet its short-term challenges and secure its future.
From 1 April 2016, NHS Improvement is the operational name for an organisation that brings together:
- NHS Trust Development Authority
- Patient Safety, including the National Reporting and Learning System
- Advancing Change Team
- Intensive Support Teams
We build on the best of what these organisations did, but with a change of emphasis. Our priority is to offer support to providers and local health systems to help them improve.