News from National Voices

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...

NHS England has published the second annual report of the Integrated Care Pioneers Programme.

There are 25 integrated care pioneer sites across England that have been selected to develop and test new and different ways of joining up health and social care services. 

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The latest edition of WOW Now rounds up Wellbeing Our Way's highlights throughout 2015. It has been an eventful year for Wellbeing Our Way, including our successful series of POW WOWs, the emerging...

Wellbeing Our Way is signed up to National Survivor User Network (NSUN)'s 4Pi National Standards for involvement. Developed by people with lived experience as part of the ...

The final POW WOW in the series brought together people with lived experience, alongside staff and volunteers from a range of charities and community organisations, to explore how people with lived experience are influencing the development of charities and community groups.

Carol Bridge...

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