NHS Partners Network has renamed itself the Independent Healthcare Providers Network.
It follows the expansion of its remit earlier this year to cover both NHS and privately funded healthcare in the independent sector.
The trade association will still remain a member of the NHS Confederation.
David Hare (pictured), chief executive of the Independent Health Providers Network, said the time was right to look again at its brand identity and ensure it fully reflects the totality of its membership “and the work we are doing to ensure that all patients receive the highest possible standard of care from independent health providers, regardless of how it is funded”.
He added: “With people rightly becoming ever more demanding about the quality and timeliness of the care they receive, our new name puts us in an ideal position to build on our work in representing the sector and speaking up for its members, ensuring that the safety, quality and efficacy of the work delivered by independent healthcare organisations can be accessed by as many people as possible.”