News from National Voices

National Voices responds to NHS England's approval of guidance that limits patients’ access to some prescribed treatments.

NHS England has today approved guidance to limit patients’ access to some prescribed treatments.

The national body has published the guide to dissuade GPs and...

National Voices contributed to the “Shared view of quality for general practice” which has been published today (28 March 2018)

The 11 national organisations who together are responsible for the regulation and oversight of general practice in England have today (28 March 2018) published a joint view of...

National Voices responds to the Department of Health and Social Care's Mandate to NHS England, which includes a relaxation of waiting time targets.

The Department of Health and Social Care has published the NHS mandate 2018 to 2019. The mandate is the formal process through which government sets priorities and budget for NHS England.

The...

Jeremy Hunt has outlined seven principles for reforming social care. The Secretary of State also announced a consultation to extend rights to personal budgets for health and care, and a pilot to give users of adult social care a joint health and social care assessment and care plan.

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National Voices responds to new estimates of the scale of medication errors in England.

New research commissioned by the Department of Health and Social Care estimates that 237 million medication errors occur in the NHS in England every year.

Researchers from the Universities of York, Manchester and Sheffield found that errors were more likely to occur in older people and in...

A leading Oxford hospital has proposed delays to chemotherapy for cancer patients and cuts to treatment for those who are terminally ill, due to a chronic shortage of specialits nurses.

Commenting on the proposals, Andrew McCracken, Head of Communications at National Voices, the...

New figures from NHS Digital show that 7.9 million hospital appointments were missed in 2016-17. This represents a decrease in the proportion of missed appointments compared to the previous year.

Commenting on the figures, Jeremy Taylor, Chief Executive of National Voices, the...

NHS England has issued guidance encouraging hospitals to cancel  "non-urgent inpatient elective care” between now and mid-January.

The National Emergency Pressures Panel reviewed current and expected demand over the holiday period and issued the guidance to ensure beds and staff are...

NHS England has announced plans to limit access to some treatments.

The national body wants to pressure GPs to stop...

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