News from National Voices

Responding to the Department of Health and Social Care's prevention vision, Don Redding, Director of Policy at National Voices, the leading coalition of health and care charities said:

“Prevention is about maintaining optimal health for as long as possible, this is still true

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The Royal Free Charity has joined National Voices, the national coalition of health and care charities in England. It is the first NHS Charity to do so, representing a new phase in its engagement with a wider community of organisations that advocate for patients and carers. The Charity and...

Responding to the Care Quality Commission's (CQC) State of Care report, Don Redding, Director of Policy at National Voices, the coalition of health and care charities in England said:

"Fragmented care is poor quality care – it’s that simple. The CQC’s exposure of local system

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National Voices’ chief executive Jeremy Taylor has announced his intention to step down in early 2019. The former senior civil servant took on the role in 2009 shortly after the charity umbrella was formed, and he has grown its reputation as a strong and independent champion for patients, carers...

Today the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges released guidance calling for hospital doctors to write outpatient clinic letters directly to patients, free of jargon or confusing language.

Commenting on the guidance, Don Redding, Director of Policy at National Voices, the coalition of health...

National Voices welcomes the redesigned survey of general practice patients, and highlights the key indicators for good patient experience of care.

National Voices today welcomed the ‘highly significant’ results of the redesigned survey of general practice patients.

Don Redding, Director of Policy, who was an independent adviser on the new questions, said:

“These direct reports from three quarters of a million

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Nominations open today and close on 7 September. Voting will run from 13 September - 5 October.

Nominations for elected member trustees to join our Board are open from today until 7 September. Voting will run from 14 September to 5 October, with new trustees confirmed at this year's AGM. ...

Thirteen leading charities and voice organisations have collaborated to publish a collection of recommendations for improving health and care – within the NHS and beyond.

The Government recently announced extra funding for the NHS in England and committed to developing a long term plan...

National Voices responds to plans to curb ineffective or risky medical treatments.

NHS England has today set out plans to curb ineffective or risky medical treatments. The national body will consult on proposals to stop or reduce routine commissioning of 17 surgical interventions. 

The plans are the latest step in a programme to reduce “low value” medical treatments....

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