PPN benefits

What are the benefits of joining the Practice Partner Network? 

The PPN is one of five main routes that has been identified and developed for the NHS to interact with the NHS Institute. It offers a range of services to network member organisations. These include:

  • being the ‘first port of call’ for opportunities to test, shape and influence products and solutions that may be rolled out across the wider NHS which relate to key targets and deliverables
  • opportunities to contribute to the evidence base in support of service innovation and improvement
  • early access to NHS Institute products and knowledge at draft stage through a private website and list serve system
  • international and national learning and sharing opportunities, including access to workshops and e-learning tool preferred access to workshops , e-learning opportunities
  • access to online professional social networking tools
  • other bespoke support as appropriate to the specific field test

What do our members think?

'The network provides opportunities to make contacts and helps to provoke thinking.  I also take good practice back to my organisation.'

'Communication with the Institute is open and accessible – if I have questions they get back to me with the answers.'

Evaluation of the Practice Partner Network, January 2007