The Independent Health Professionals Association (IHPA) is an incorporated association with the mission of supporting healthcare contractors to secure their rights by negotiation, mediation and where necessary litigation, as required. It does this by providing advice, assistance and a large network for sharing relevant information and continued professional development. The IHPA is also partnered with the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE), who have a long tried and tested history of working and delivering for contractors in the United Kingdom. From an NHS Trust’s and Providers perspective, the IHPA aims to facilitate a collaborative culture, to bring together the shared objective of ensuring the delivery of first-class patient care in a safe, caring and lawful manner. The IHPA also works with recruitment agencies to create a level playing field for all stakeholders.