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Duty of Candour Announcements Welcome

National Voices, the health and care charity coalition, welcomes the announcements on the Duty of Candour

Jeremy Taylor, Chief Executive of National Voices, said: 

“National Voices welcomes the announcements on the Duty of Candour. Patients and families have a right to know when things go wrong and now this will be backed up by law. We particularly welcome the government's intention to lower the 'threshold' so that the duty will apply in cases any of 'significant harm' and not only in the most serious incidents.”

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Person Centred Coordinated Care – feedback requested on two new drafts

National Voices and the Think Local Act Personal partnership, are working to develop two new branches of the Narrative for Coordinated Care and Making it Real, expressing the perspectives of children and young people with complex lives and of people with continuing mental health needs.

We are seeking feedback from children and young people, and the people who are important to them, as well as organisations and professionals working with this group, to help to improve a first draft by 14 May.  

We are also seeking feedback on a second version of the mental health document by this Friday, 28 March

TV Presenter Carrie Grant says Make Care and Support Planning Happen

TV presenter Carrie Grant has joined a campaign by National Voices and partners to make care and support planning happen. In a new video she talks about her own experience of living with a long term condition and flags the value of  care and support planning for people who use services, carers and families.

Carrie Grant, vocal coach and TV presenter on BBC1’s The One Show, says:

New project launched to explore how well health and social care services are coordinated

Five leading health and care organisations have launched an 18 month project to capture older people’s experiences of care coordination.

The project comes amidst intense policy interest in better joining up health and social care in England. It will be delivered by the Nuffield Trust, Picker Institute Europe, The King’s Fund, International Foundation for Integrated Care and National Voices.

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