News from National Voices

NHS England has published final proposals in relation to a consultation about revisions to Clinical Reference Group, which National Voices responded to based on member input.

In February-March, NHS England held an engagement process on its proposed revisions to Clinical Reference Groups (CRGs) in Specialised Commissioning. The proposals aimed to tighten up the system, reducing the size...

On June 23 2016 each of us will have to make a potentially momentous decision. It will be a choice for us as individuals, and here at National Voices we won’t be advising our members to vote one way or the other in the EU referendum.

The EU has somehow become a subject of impassioned...

Sarah Hutchinson, Policy Adviser at National Voices, comments on the National Audit Office’s report on NHS specialised commissioning,

Commenting on the National Audit Office’s (NAO) report on NHS specialised commissioning, Sarah Hutchinson, Policy Adviser at National Voices, the coalition of 160 health and care...

Jo Johnson MP, Universities Minister, has issued a statement exempting academics and researchers from the Government's planned grant-funding anti-advocacy clause.

Jo Johnson MP, Universities Minister, has issued a statement exempting academics and researchers from the anti-advocacy claus that the Government plans to insert into grant-funding...

Health and care charity leaders have called on the Government and the BMA to get back around the negotiating to resolve the junior doctor contract dispute.

Health and care charity leaders have called on the Government and the BMA to get back around the negotiating to resolve the junior doctor contract dispute.

In a letter sent to both sides, senior leaders in 36 organisations, each a member of National Voices, call on the Government and the...

Commenting on the news that an ‘all out’ junior doctor strike is planned for 26 and 27 April, Jeremy Taylor, chief executive of National Voices, the coalition of 160 health and care charities, said:

‘The Government and the BMA seem unable to get around the negotiating table,

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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...

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