The Partnership Agreement sets out the framework through which the partners commit to work collectively to tackle healthcare system priorities and challenges.
An updated version of the SPF Partnership Agreement was published in July 2022. This was agreed by the Department of Health and Social Care, and senior leaders from Health Education England, NHS England, NHS Employers, and NHS Trade Unions.
The Agreement features the aims of the SPF, an agreed shared approach, and principles for effective joint working. These ways of working in the national SPF, which were enshrined in the original agreement in 2007 and later iterations, remain fully relevant and will continue to be followed.