Networks and groups
Highly regarded as forums for exchanging information, sharing ideas and discovering new ways of working, networks and groups provide the opportunity for members to receive:
- updates on health policy
- presentations from peers and external experts on innovative ideas and emerging good practice
- opportunities to participate in panel discussions, roundtable sessions and workshops on topics of common interest.
Members include both authorised and aspirant trusts as well as other participants from the community, ambulance, acute and mental health sectors. From time to time, the networks will take forward specific strands of work and have the opportunity to feed into consultations and health policy to help inform the FTN’s work with the Department of Health.
We aim for our network meetings to be an open and honest exchange of information and thus Chatham House rules apply.
Most of the networks are chaired by an elected representative from within that professional grouping and the network chairs combine to form a Chairs Advisory Group that feeds into the work of the FTN board.
The FTN currently hosts seven networks for different professional groups from our member organisations, plus a group for chairs and chief executives, a mental health group and a community services group. Each network/group meets three times a year apart from the NED Network where meetings are being held in the four main super regions twice per year.
The ten networks and groups are: