National Voices responds to the announcement that local plans to reduce hospital beds will only be supported if the plans meet a new test that ensures patients will continue to receive high quality care.
National Voices responds to a new report from the King’s Fund which calls on the Government to be prepared to back radical changes to health services being proposed in Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs).
Commenting on the report, Jeremy Taylor, chief executive of National Voices, the coalition of health and care charities, said:
More than 70% of the NHS budget is spent on people with at least one long-term condition. This is a severe challenge to a system
On 24 January, our Greater Manchester peer support and supported self-management communities of practice met together to further explore their previously developed priorities, receive updates, share challenges, develop solutions, and network.
We had two guest speakers, Mike Wild, CEO, Macc and Ruth Rosselson, Resilience Co-ordinator, Manchester Mind. Mike provided an update on Devo Manc and how the process has worked with the voluntary and community sector (VCS) so far. He also included a ‘call to action’ for the VCS – to be found on...