News from National Voices

The Annual Report and accounts is a summary of our work for the year ending 31 March 2020

Today sees the launch of our Annual Report that officially covers the period up to 31 March 2020, but which cannot ignore the unprecedented health and care emergency that followed.

The working year saw National Voices launch a new strategy with a “stronger focus on working more...

Read on for further information on how to apply for this important role guiding our work on person-centred care

After six significant years Hilary Newiss is stepping down as Chair of National Voices – we thank her for her unwavering commitment and wish her all the best for the future.

And this means that we are looking for a new Chair of Trustees to oversee and support the next part of the...

We have grave concerns about the manner, timing and apparent content of recent announcements on the future of Public Health England.

National Voices is the leading coalition of health and social care charities in England. We have more than 160 members covering a diverse range of health conditions and communities, connecting us with the experiences of millions of people. We work together to strengthen the voice of patients,...

This week, Dr Rebecca Steinfeld joins National Voices as our new Head of Policy. Here she introduces herself by answering a few questions about family life during coronavirus and what she hopes to achieve together with the National Voices team, Board and members.  

How are you and...

This week we have written to National Voices members, below is the content of our letter.

The arrival of coronavirus in our communities creates unprecedented challenges. We want to thank our members for all the vital work that they are doing to support vulnerable people through uncertain times, and to share more widely what we are doing.

The valuable contribution of...

In a collective response to NHS England’s update on the review of the 18 week target, patient and user groups* said:

“We welcome NHS England’s decision today to give more time to its review of waiting times for elective care. It has been encouraging to see how NHS England’s review aimed to focus on improving people’s experiences, but in our mind there were always questions over the...

Q&A with Steven Platts

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I am the Chief Executive of Groundswell. Since 1996 we've been supporting homeless people to be involved in delivering solutions to homelessness –...

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Akiko Hart- New Trustee Q/A

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I've been appointed Chief Executive of NSUN, the National Survivor User...

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Q&A with Ed Holloway

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The MS Society is the UK’s largest charity dedicated to people...

Sarah writes to National Voices members to explain the work that National Voices will do doing on unmet needs for the NHS England/Innovation as part of the AAC

Dear all,

As highlighted in one of the latest Members Update, NHS England/Innovation have agreed to fund National Voices to undertake some research and engagement regarding unmet needs of patients, service users, carers and families to help inform its work as part of the Accelerated...

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