News from National Voices

National Voices calls on junior doctors and the government to end the strikes and get back to the negotiating table.

Commenting on today’s junior doctors strike, Jeremy Taylor, chief executive of National Voices, a coalition of 160 health and care charities, said:

We are calling on junior doctors and the government to end the strikes and get back to the negotiating table. 

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The Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, has responded to a letter from National Voices chief executive, Jeremy Taylor, raising members concerns about the ‘chilling effect’ of a proposed anti-advocacy clause.

The Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, has responded to a letter from National Voices chief executive, Jeremy Taylor, raising members concerns about the ‘chilling effect’ of a proposed anti-advocacy clause.

The Secretary of State’s response can be...

A short National Voices member briefing on the 'six principles for engaging people and communities'.

Five years, three gaps and six principles… what are the ‘six principles for engaging people and communities’ and how do they fit in to the NHS Five Year Forward View?

The People and Communities Board (one of the groups overseeing...

The knowledge, skills, experience and resources of voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations are crucial to the widespread implementation of care and support planning, suggests a new discussion paper from National Voices.

The report, What is the role of VCSE organisations in care and support planning?,  argues that charities have a vital role in supporting people to develop care and support plans, and in working with people with long-term conditions and their clinical...

The Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, and the chief executive of the Care Quality Commission (CQC), David Behan, have responded to a letter from National Voices on the independence of Healthwatch England.

The Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, and the chief executive of the Care Quality Commission (CQC), David Behan, have responded to a letter from National Voices on the independence of Healthwatch England.

Healthwatch England has always been a statutory committee of the CQC, but...

National Voices comments on the Picker Institute’s cross-country comparison of health system performance.

The Picker Institute has published a cross-country comparison of health system performance. Person-centred care in...

National Voices comments on the latest report from the Nuffield Trust and Health Foundation, Winter pressures: what's going on behind the scenes?

A joint Nuffield Trust and Health Foundation research programme has tracked hospital performance over the past five years to highlight the pressure services experience in winter.

Commenting on...

Responding to government plans for an ‘anti-advocacy clause’ in all grant funding agreements, National Voices has written to the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, urging him to not implement the clause.

Responding to government plans for an ‘anti-advocacy clause’ in all grant funding agreements, National Voices has written to the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, urging him to not implement the clause.

The current plans, outlined in a Cabinet Office Statement, would prohibit...

A short National Voices member briefing on the NHS Planning Guidance 2016–2021.

The NHS in England has published new guidance saying that local organisations involved in planning and providing health and care services in England must prepare a five year plan which sets out how they will improve quality of services, address funding challenges, and improve the health and...

Wellbeing Our Way has been featured as a practice example in SCIE’s new guide: Co-production in social care: What it is and how to do it. The guide explores what co-production is and how to develop co-productive...

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