About the Network

Our members say: “The Benchmarking Network is great! Its very good value for money and provides useful outputs in a range of areas. The network team are flexible and supportive to ensure the members can influence the agenda.”

2015 Member survey feedback

The Network was established in 1996 in response to a need for NHS organisations to work together to improve services rather than to continually “reinvent the wheel”. The Network is hosted on behalf of the NHS by East London NHS Foundation Trust, with web hosting provided by the Midlands and Lancashire CSU and finance services provided by North of England CSU.

The Benchmarking Network works with its plus 340 members to understand the wide variation in demand, capacity and outcomes evident within the NHS and define what good looks like. This supports providers in delivering optimal services within resource constraints, whilst also allowing commissioners to achieve the best balance from available commissioning resources. Delivery of good outcomes and excellent patient experience is part of our work in sharing best practice across the NHS and other health and social care services.

For more information download our membership brochure below outlining the project topics to be included in the 2017/18 work programme or download the NHS Benchmarking Network’s 2016/17 work programme report summerising the progress and outputs from last years projects.

Current Members

Click on any of the sectors below to find out who is a member of the Benchmarking Network.

Acute Providers
Mental Health
Community Providers


Barking And Dagenham CCG
Barnet CCG
Barnsley CCG
Bath & North East Somerset CCG
Blackburn With Darwen CCG
Blackpool CCG
Bracknell & Ascot CCG
Bradford Districts CCG
Bromley CCG
Bury CCG
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough CCG
Camden CCG
Cannock Chase CCG
City & Hackney CCG
Coastal West Sussex CCG
Coventry & Rugby CCG
Crawley CCG
Croydon CCG
Cumbria CCG
Dorset CCG
Dudley CCG
Ealing CCG
East And North Hertfordshire CCG
East Lancashire CCG
East Leicestershire & Rutland CCG
Gloucestershire CCG
Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group
Guildford and Waverly CCG
Havering CCG
Herefordshire CCG
Herts Valleys CCG
High Weald Lewes Havens CCG
Hillingdon CCG
Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG
Islington CCG
Kernow CCG
Kingston CCG
Knowsley CCG
Lambeth CCG
Leeds West CCG
Lewisham CCG
Liverpool CCG
Mid Essex CCG
Nene CCG
Newham CCG
North East Essex CCG
North Manchester CCG
North Staffordshire CCG
Northern, Eastern & Western Devon CCG
Oldham CCG
Oxfordshire CCG
Portsmouth CCG
Salford CCG
Sandwell & West Birmingham CCG
Shropshire CCG
Somerset CCG
South Cheshire CCG
South Kent Coast CCG
St Helens CCG
Stafford & Surrounds CCG
Stockport CCG
Stoke-on-Trent CCG
Sutton CCG
Tameside and Glossop CCG
Telford and Wrekin CCG
Thurrock CCG
Tower Hamlets CCG
Wakefield CCG
Walsall CCG
Waltham Forest CCG
Warrington CCG
West Essex CCG
West Hampshire CCG
West Leicestershire CCG
Wigan Borough CCG
Wirral CCG
Wolverhampton CCG
North of England CSU
South, Central and West CSU
Midlands and Lancashire CSU
Birmingham City Council
Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council

Acute Trusts

Aintree University Hospitals Foundation Trust
Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
Alder Hey Children’s NHSFT
Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Barts Health NHS Trust
Basildon & Thurrock University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Bedford Hospitals NHS Trust
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust
Colchester Hospital University NHS Trust
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
East Cheshire NHS Trust
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Epsom & St Helier University NHS Trust
Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
Homerton University Hospital NHS Trust
Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust
London North West Healthcare NHS Trust
Luton & Dunstable University NHS Foundation Trust
Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust
Mid Yorkshire Hospital NHS Trust
NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
North Bristol NHS Trust
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
Northern Lincolnshire & Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust
Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Salford Royal Foundation Trust
Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust
South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust
Southend University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Southport & Ormskirk NHS Trust
St. George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
The Royal Wolverhampton Hospital Trust
United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust
University Hospital South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust
Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Whittington Health NHS Trust
Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Wye Valley NHS Trust
York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Ashford & St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Barking, Havering, Redbridge University NHS Trust
Basildon & Thurrock University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Liverpool Heart and Chest NHS Foundation Trust
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
Papworth Hospital NHS FT
Peterborough & Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital Foundation
Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals NHS Trust
Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trus
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
The Hillingdon Hospitals Foundation Trust
The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust
The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Mental Health Trusts

5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Cornwall Partnership Foundation NHS Trust
Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Humber NHS Foundation Trust
Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
North East London Foundation Trust
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust
Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Solent NHS Trust
Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
West London Mental Health NHS Trust
Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
2gether NHS Foundation Trust
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust
Camden & Islington Foundation Trust
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Dudley & Walsall Mental Health Partnership Trust
Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Kent & Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
South Staffordshire & Shropshire MH FT
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust
Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Anglian Community Enterprise CIC
Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Bromley Healthcare CIC Ltd
Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
Central Surrey Healthcare Ltd
Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
East Coast Community Healthcare CIC
First Community Health and Care
Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust
Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare
Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Lincolnshire Community Health Services
Livewell Southwest
Locala Community Social Enterprise
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
North Somerset Community Partnership
Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
Sirona Care & Health CIC
Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Torbay & Southern Devon Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
Wirral Community NHS Foundation Trust


NHS Wales

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
Aneurin Bevan Health Board
Betsi Cadwaladr Univ Health Board
Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
Cwm Taf Local Health Board
Hywel Dda Local Health Board
Powys Local Health Board
NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership
Wales Audit Office

NHS Scotland

Greater Glasgow & Clyde Health Board
Shetland Health Board

Northern Ireland

Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust
Public Health Agency
Southern Health & Social Care Trust
Northern Health and Social Care Trust
Western Health & Social Care Trust

Independent organisations

St Andrews Healthcare
The Huntercombe Group
Virgin Care

Channel Island Health Boards

States of Jersey Health & Social Services Department
States of Guernsey Health & Social Care

Other members

Department of Health
Health Education England
NHS England
NHS Improvement
The Royal College of Emergency Medicine
The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability
Wales Audit Office

Our current membership of over 340 organisations includes Clinical Commissioning Groups, Commissioning Support Units, Community Provider Organisations, Local Authorities, NHS Acute and Mental Health Trusts in England, and equivalent organisations within the other national health care systems in the United Kingdom.

The Benchmarking Network also works with national organisations such as The Department of Health, NHS England, Welsh Assembly Government, and professional bodies, such as the British Geriatrics Society.

Steering Group

The Network is overseen by a Steering Group made up of representatives from member organisations. The Steering Group decides on priorities for the Network work programme, following consultation with the Sector Reference Groups and wider membership.

Reference Groups

The Reference Groups are sub-committees of the Steering Group covering the Commissioning, Community, Acute and Mental Health sectors. These groups advise the Steering Group on member preferences for their sector and oversee project development and delivery.

Research Support team

The Network research support team answers your queries, develops and delivers benchmarking projects and manages the event programme.