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Our provider collaborative

Our provider collaborative

We are a region that thrives on collaborations and this has never been more apparent than during the past year. By working together, we have been able to deal with the many challenges posed by a global pandemic.

The relationships that have enabled us to do this have been built over many years and driven by a shared ambition to do the very best for our patients, local communities and those who work for us. They also span many different partners from primary care, public health, local authorities and voluntary organisations to our colleges, school, universities and businesses and many more.

Even before Covid, these relationships were essential to meeting the ever-changing needs and expectations for health and care - from a growing and older population to new treatments and technologies.  As NHS providers across the North East and North Cumbria we have already embraced many of these challenges of our ever-changing healthcare landscape, and have improved care and the experiences of patients as a result, but there is more to do.

As a result, NHS provider chief executives across the North East and North Cumbria, have agreed to form a ‘Provider Collaborative’.

Provider collaborative

Click on the pins within the map for more information on each of our providers.

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Darlington Memorial Hospital, Hollyhurst Road, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 6HX

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

St. Nicholas Hospital, Jubilee Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 3XT

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Sheriff Hill, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE9 6SX

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Freeman Hospital, Freeman Road, High Heaton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE7 7DN

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

North Tyneside General Hospital, Rake Lane, Tyne and Wear, North Shields NE29 8NH

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

NCIC Trust HQ, Pillars Building, Cumberland Infirmary, Infirmary Street, Carlisle, CA2 7HY

North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Bernicia House, Goldcrest Way, Newburn Riverside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 8NY

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

University Hospital of North Tees, Hardwick, Stockton-on-Tees, TS19 8PE

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The James Cook University Hospital, Marton Road, Middlesbrough, TS4 3BW

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Sunderland Royal Hospital, Kayll Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR4 7TP

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

163 Durham Rd, Stockton-on-Tees, TS19 0EA

Our vision for the future

Together we are focussed on

  • Ensuring all services provided are consistently of the highest quality and sustainable.
  • Collectively being the best performing group of providers.
  • Continuously innovating across care and experience utilising new technology.
  • Being a responsible corporate citizen playing a significant role in the health, wealth and wellbeing of the local population.
  • Be the best place to work for our staff by supporting all staff to achieve their ambitions.
  • Planning an integrated health and care system fit for the future, one we can all continue to be proud of.

Our focus over the coming months

  • Creating a wider clinical strategy which is sustainable for the future.
  • Prioritising areas for capital investment ensuring all providers have the right environment and equipment to enable them to continue to provide the best possible care whilst enabling innovation.
  • Efficiencies across the provider network driving productivity and maximising efficient practice.
  • Developing principles and proposals for close integration of providers.  

We have much to be proud of and are best in class in many areas including:

  • Research and innovation within the health and care sector.
  • Pioneering life science innovation internationally-renowned for its cutting edge fertility and genetics medicine.
  • Most efficient and financially sustainable health and care system.
  • Innovations across our hospital community, mental health programmes as well as boasting some of the highest performing organisations in England.
  • International, national and regional clinical leadership ensuring services are of the highest quality.
  • Tackling health inequalities and seeing one of the biggest drops in smoking prevalence anywhere in the country.
  • Global digital exemplar – creating a digital revolution across the health and care sector.

Our stories of excellence and innovation

Stories of collaboration

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