Setting policy priorities

National Voices has a number of key themes, to which all our members are committed. These provide a framework around which we base our policy development work:

  • Voice, choice and involvement:  We want stronger patient, service user and public voice in the design and delivery of services.
  • A seamless service: We want more coordinated design and delvery of services and better transitions
  • Right care, right time, right place: We want fewer hospital stays, better primary and community services and improved support for those with long term conditions
  • Fairness and justice: We want a better deal for people who are disadvantaged because of their condition, disability, where they live, their age, ethnicity or the setting of their care.
  • Safety and quality: We want to see a stronger culture of quality improvement and safety, and a focus on people’s experiences of care as a fundamental dimension of quality

Our influencing priorities are constantly evolving. They reflect:

  • two way discussions with our members about what matters most to them
  • issues which are common to many of our members but do not duplicate the specific work of each member organisation
  • the expertise and momentum National Voices has built on particular issues
  • the changing external environment and emerging opportunities to maximise our impact

Click here for an overview of our current influencing priorities

Click here to influence these priorities as a National Voices' member