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National Voices responds to Andy Burnham’s Labour Conference Speech

National Voices, the health and social care charity coalition, has responded to Andy Burnham’s speech on health and social care as follows. 

National Voices’ Director of Policy, Don Redding, said: 

“We welcome much of Andy Burnham’s speech including the emphasis on care coordination and care that works around the individual and family. We do have some concerns that, under Labour’s vision, it appears that this will be hospital-led and NHS dominated. Health and wellbeing are produced by many local actors and we also need national government to enable local leaders to collaborate on reshaping services, including patient and community leaders. 

National Voices responds to Ed Miliband's Labour Conference Speech

National Voices, the health and social care charity coalition, today welcomed Ed Miliband’s commitment of more funds for the NHS, while calling for more detail on the way this money will be tied to services that deliver person centred care. 

At the Labour Party Conference, Ed Miliband set out a vision for a £2.5bn “time to care” fund which could support 20,000 more nurses, 8,000 more GPs, 5,000 more care workers and 3,000 more midwives. 

National Voices’ Chief Executive, Jeremy Taylor, said: 

How to Make Person Centred Care Happen: Evidence Launched

National Voices, the health and care charity coalition, is launching a new set of take-away resources which set out the best ways to engage people and make person centred care happen.

Called Evidence for Person Centred Care, this rich set of resources is designed to make it easy for commissioners and providers to access, understand and make use of the best evidence for various approaches to involving people in their health and healthcare.

Five ‘simple guide’ booklets can be quickly downloaded to use in making value cases for patient and service user involvement.

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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