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Don’t make people feel a burden, and don’t deter those in greatest need

National Voices has written to health secretary Jeremy Hunt, following his recent comments about communicating the costs of prescriptions, and the costs of missed appointments.  Read the letter.

NV Chair calls all patients to help shape the future NHS

26 June 2015

NV Chair Hilary Newiss asks patients for their ideas on how to improve the NHS in her new article published yesterday. The article has come from Hilary’s role as a patient champion in the Accelerated Access Review which will look at barriers to take-up of new medicines, devices and tests.

National Voices Appoints Four New Trustees

5 June 2015

National Voices, the health and social care charity coalition, has appointed four new trustees. They are Ricardo Borges, Accreditation Manager at the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care; Sally Hughes, Programme Director, Policy & External Relations of MS Society; Judi Rhys, Chief Executive of Arthritis Care and Joy Warmington, Chief Executive of brap.

National Voices’ chair, Hilary Newiss, said: 

Peer Support: A Series of Case Studies

19 May 2015

On 14 May, National Voices and Nesta published the review Peer Support: What Is It and Does It Work? The review found evidence that peer support can help people feel more knowledgeable, confident and happy, and less isolated and alone.

This week we are publishing a series of case studies highlighting some of the ways in which charities are facilitating peer support, and the benefits for people living with long term health needs. 

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