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.
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.