Media Centre archive - 2010

National Voices news releases and national media coverage.

Health Inequalities

29 November 2010
Jeremy Taylor, chief executive of National Voices contributed comment to NHSmanager.net on Health Inequalities.

Complaints

22 October 2010
Jeremy Taylor, chief executive of National Voices was quoted in the Nursing Times on complaints. 15,000 complaints to NHS watchdog last year.

Patients flag health risks and offer to help GPs

12/10/2010 News Release

Patients and voluntary organisations are impatient for change that will make a real difference to all service users and their families and welcome the Government’s vision of care built around the principles of shared decision making. However they flag the risks to care quality of running a massive change programme alongside a severe funding squeeze for health and social care.

Patients call for a healthier culture in NHS and social care

5/10/2010 News Release

On Tuesday 5 October, National Voices will issue a ‘fruit release’ at the Conservative Party Conference. The charity will hand out satsumas bearing the mess age: ‘ Calling for a healthier culture in health and social care’ to delegates to highlight the need for better communication between doctors and patients as well as other service users.      

Patients call for better partnerships with doctors

17/09/2010 News Release


 MedicPaul Burstow MPal  patern alism must be overturned if the Government’s health ref orms are to suc ce ed . T his message fr om patients, user s and charities was put to Social Care Minister, Paul Burstow MP at a major National Voices conference.


Lay leaders need to engage with GP consortia

20 September 2010
National Voices’ chief executive, Jeremy Taylor, was quoted in the GP Newsletter following on from our Members’ conference and AGM which took place on the 16 September. Lay leaders need to engage with GP consortia

NHS reconfiguration

5 August 2010
National Voices’ chief executive, Jeremy Taylor, was quoted in the Health Service Journal (HSJ) on the subject of NHS reconfiguration:

“There is now a pent up bulge of schemes. If it is handled right, that means the NHS can make some changes that will improve care for patients’ benefit. However, not all of these will be the right ones and if they are rushed through without engagement there is a danger they will damage public confidence.”

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Health White Paper

12 July 2010
National Voices' chief executive, Jeremy Taylor, spoke to ITV news (2.12)  on 12 July following the release of the new Health White Paper. 

Jeremy also gave a live interview to the BBC News Channel.