News from National Voices

On Thursday 22 October National Voices’ Policy Director Don Redding gave the keynote address at a national forum in Madrid, to health and social care leaders drawn from Spain’s 18 autonomous regions. Don's presentation focussed on the experience of person centred coordinated care, in order to...

This lively workshop brought together people with lived experience and those working within charities to explore how health information, helplines and wider digital engagement can enable people to manage their health in the ways which matter to them.

Peter Chidwick from The Helplines...

Guidance has been published to support charities and pharmaceutical companies
in working together to improve the lives of patients....

As part of the National Palliative and End of Life Care Partnership, National Voices jointly launches the Ambitions for Palliative and End of...

Wellbeing Our Way delivered a Theory of Change workshop to 15 local CVS organisations based in the Nottingham region. Many thanks to One East Midlands, Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service and Bright Ideas Consulting for partnering with us for this workshop. The day was a great success...

The Supporting Self Management edition of WOW Now, which includes highlights from the latest POW WOW and useful resources, is now out.  

Please sign up to receive future editions of WOW Now and see below for the previous...

The Realising the Value programme is now moving into its active phase and National Voices invites your interest in the three areas below.  1. Feedback on Discussion PaperThe programme has published a...

Today, Realising the Value launches the paper, How should we think about value in health and care? This paper is a step towards creating a new articulation of value in co-production with other stakeholders, in order to achieve the wider Realising the Value programme objective of demonstrating the value of people and communities in their own health and care.

It’s been an exciting first year for Wellbeing Our Way – the POW WOW series has been a popular and engaging way of sharing good practice; the emerging communities of practice are bringing together small groups of organisations interested in developing approaches like care and support planning and peer support; and our model of impact ensures that we are working towards a shared vision.

On Thursday 25 June, National Voices’ Director of Policy Don Redding gave a presentation “Health literacy and the reforms” at a seminar titled “Health Literacy: making it everybody’s business”.

Hosted by the Health Literacy Group, the seminar explored the challenge of low health literacy, the impact that this has on people’s health and wellbeing, and what can be done to address this. The World Health Organisation defines health literacy as

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