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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....

National Voices responds to the House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee’s report on integrated care.

The House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee has published the report of their Inquiry into integrated care.

Amongst other things, the Committee recommends ring-fenced funding to transform care, a national...

A new report explores how voluntary and community organisations and Clinical Commissioning Groups can collaborate to deliver Personal Health Budgets.

A new report, based on the Voluntary Voices partnership's work with health and care commissioners and the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector (VCSE), has found that VCSE organisations play a pivotal role in delivering personalised care.

Personal...

In January 2019, National Voices will launch a Peer Support Hub that brings together high quality resources for providing peer support for health and wellbeing.

We’re on a mission to make quality peer support resources easier to find.

After months of scoping, we’re excited to announce that we will be launching a Peer Support Hub here, on the National Voices website, in January 2019.

The Peer Support Hub aims to help and improve the...

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