News from National Voices

We are looking to launch a mentoring scheme for our member organisations and want to hear your opinions.

As part of our role as a connector between our members, we are examining the feasibility of starting a mentoring scheme.

We would need a critical mass of both mentors and mentees from our member organisations to get started, and envisage a loose arrangement whereby we would make an...

Following National Voices’ efforts to push for the ‘new relationship with people and communities’ set out in the Five Year Forward View, National Voices has accepted an invitation to become a member of the new NHS England Empowering People and Communities Taskforce.

As NHS England move...

Voting in our Trustee elections will run from 15 August to 19 September

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Has your organisation thought about the potential impact of Brexit on patient care? Have you done any initial work on how patients might be affected? If so, we would like to hear from you…

As a founding member of the Brexit Health Alliance, National Voices urgently needs your case studies or written examples, of how your beneficiaries might be affected by EU...

NHS England has launched a public consultation aimed at restricting the prescribing of treatments and remedies that are judged to be of ‘low clinical value’. National Voices has expressed a number of concerns about the nature of this consultation process.

Today (21 July 2017) the Board of NHS England has approved the launch of a public consultation, which will result in statutory guidance to Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), aimed at...

Nominations open today and close on 10 August. Voting will run from 15 August to 19 September.

Nominations for two elected Trustees to join our Board are now open. The current Trustees are listed on our website; in line with our constitution, the Board is made up of a majority of elected Trustees from our...

National Voices is one of 24 organisations supporting a new commitment to high-quality, person-centred adult social care. Quality Matters brings together national bodies, local government, care providers and the voluntary sector to agree a way forward to improve the quality of adult social care.

Commenting on publication of Quality Matters, Jeremy Taylor, chief executive of National Voices, the coalition of health and care charities, said:

Much of the social care debate is about access and funding.  These are vital, but quality matters too - 

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New research conducted by National Voices and Social Enterprise UK has found that only 13% of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) can clearly show that they are actively committed to pursuing social value in their procurement and commissioning decisions.

The report authors warn that improved commitment to social value is vital to achieving the Five Year Forward View aim of creating a ‘new relationship with people and communities’ and NHS plans to move to more place-based ‘accountable care systems’. The report also...

The People and Communities Board, a group championing person and community centred approaches to health and care, has been disbanded, pending new partnership arrangements between NHS England, the voluntary sector and other parties.

The People and Communities Board (PCB) had a wide representation from the voluntary sector, as well as local government, national bodies, and patient and carer experts by experience. It was supported by National Voices and chaired by our Chief Executive Jeremy Taylor....

May's edition of WOW Now includes:

  • Reflections from Don Redding, Policy Director, as Wellbeing Our Way nears the end of its three-year timeframe
  • Invitations to get involved in National Voices' work around supported self management, peer support and care and support planning
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