Right to provide: guidance for health and social care staff

Guide for health and social care staff interested in setting up a staff led enterprise under the right to provide.


This guide aims to support people who are thinking about taking up the right to provide and has been built on the experience of healthcare staff who have been through the right to request. This guide sets out a process for people working in NHS Trusts who have the right to propose the development of a staff-led enterprise.

We would also encourage staff working in social care who are thinking about the right to provide, and people working in Foundation Trusts and Arm’s Length Bodies who are interested in staff leadership to use this guide.

This guide tries to answer some of the questions you may have about setting up a staff-led enterprise. It will help you identify the next steps you need to take and where to find further information.