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Jeremy Taylor

The government’s NHS plans were big news again this week. The story? There are not enough health staff members to deliver on the manifesto commitment of a seven day NHS and the government is recklessly ignoring the risks. The BMA claimed vindication of the positions they had taken during the junior doctors’ dispute. Labour’s health spokesperson accused the government of undermining the NHS. What was the source of this story? A leaked risk analysis, among related documents. Yes, it’s the silly season.

Sue Farrington
Sue Farrington

“Strength in numbers”: an oft used phrase, but like many such clichés it has evolved to mean different things to different people. For me, as Chief Executive of Scleroderma & Raynaud's UK (SRUK), the only UK Charity dedicated to improving the lives of people with these debilitating autoimmune conditions, ‘strength in numbers’ has multiple meanings. 

Don Redding

A quest to find, identify and manage differently the ‘top 2%’ of patients is increasingly occupying NHS managers. Don Redding, National Voices Director of Policty explores the consequences.

Andrew McDonald

Andrew McDonald, chair of disability rights charity, Scope, blogs about improving communication with patients in the NHS.

Jeremy Taylor

The first flurry of new government formation is over and I have written on behalf of National Voices to Jeremy Hunt and his refreshed ministerial team. Parliament has risen, school is out, and it’s not a bad time to take initial stock of what the May Government could mean for health and care.

Natalie Koussa
Natalie Koussa

Wellbeing Our Way's WOW! Exchange is a space for charities and community groups to exchange examples of how they are enabling people to live well, in the ways which matter to them.

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Following publication of the Six principles for engaging people and communities, the NHS Youth Forum provide a constructive response outlining how and why children and young people’s voices must be heard.

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Sarah Thompson-Turvey

In the past five to ten years, there has been little to no increase in the number of people with mental health issues feeling involved in the support that they receive, a recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) report told us.

Liz Glenister
Liz Glenister

Today, 1 June, is not only the first day of Volunteers' Week but also World Hypopara Awareness Day. In honour of the occasion, Liz Glenister, Chief Executive of Hypopara UK and Britain's Best Volunteer 2016, blogs for National Voices about the very small charity celebrating its awareness day on a global scale...

Sandra Gidley
Sandra Gidley

The Government is looking at how to reform community pharmacy, however at the same time the Government has said it wants to remove £170M of funding from community pharmacy.

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