News from National Voices

Catch up on Wellbeing Our Way's systems leadership masterclass and community of practice meetings and get involved in upcoming opportunities.

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...

National Voices responds to a National Audit Office report criticising a lack of progress towards integrated health and care services.

The National Audit Office has published a report criticising the lack of progress towards integrated health and care services. The authors conclude that the government’s plan for integrated health and...

National Voices' Annual Conference 2017 was held on 25 January. Natalie Koussa (Programme Lead) and Emma Baylin (Regional Coordinator) gave participants an opportunity to learn more about the Wellbeing Our Way approach, including its impact to date.
Wellbeing Our Way, in partnership with the south Manchester system leadership programme, hosted an introduction to Systems Leadership for National Voices members, members of Wellbeing Our Way's communities of practice and those involved in the south Manchester initiative. The masterclass introduced research and best practice from around the country – practical lessons in what works and what doesn’t. 

What is systems leadership?

Systems Leadership is about how you lead across boundaries – departmental, organisational or across sectors/sectoral.  It describes the way people need to behave when they face large, complex, and seemingly intractable problems.  The kind of...

National Voices responds to the worrying intensification of pressure on the health and care system.

Patients, clinicians and managers have reported a sharp intensification of the pressures faced by Accident and Emergency departments. Such pressure is a symptom of a health and care system struggling to cope.

Reports have claimed that last week there were more than...

The Nuffield Trust has analysed NHS bed occupancy rates last winter and found alarmingly high pressure on hospitals.

Responding to the analysis, Andrew McCracken from National Voices,...

This edition includes a look back at Wellbeing Our Way's highlights during 2016, introduces our Greater Manchester Systems Leadership masterclass and invites you to January's meetings of the Greater Manchester peer support and supporting self management communities of practice.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has conducted a review of NHS Trusts’ approaches to investigating patient deaths. The review finds that no trust was able to demonstrate good practice across all...

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