This Government believes that social enterprise providers make a valuable contribution to the delivery of NHS services.
In October 2013 the Government commissioned an independent review of staff engagement and empowerment in the National Health Service, led by Chris Ham, Chief Executive of the King’s Fund. The report was published in July 2014 sets out the impact of staff owned mutuals and social enterprises.
The publication notes that “a period of ‘accelerated evolution’ and evaluation of existing and alternative models would enable further evidence to be gathered about the impact of different organisational forms on staff engagement and performance.”
The publication by the Kings Fund can be found at:
In response, the Government has set up a £1million fund to support “pathfinder” organisations in the acute sector explore how mutual models could increase staff engagement across their organisations.