News from National Voices

We are proud that Wellbeing Our Way was nominated for the Westbourne 100 and Change Opinion Awards 2015. We were longlisted in the engagement category, which means we were judged as industry-leading in terms of meaningfully engaging with stakeholders and changing business practices as...

National Voices, the health and care charity coalition, has updated the demands for genuinely person centred care. It warns that services are increasingly fragmented and underfunded, with too little voice for patients and families, and says that fully involving...

Jeremy Taylor, chief executive of National Voices, the health and care charity coalition, says:

“We welcome the Labour 10 year plan which offers...

On 31 October we held a curry and co-production day for Wellbeing Our Way. Around 20 people with lived experience and National Voices’ members came together to explore the ‘model of impact’ – in other words, what difference will the programme make and how will we...

Thanks to everyone who voted in our poll to find a name for our new patient engagement programme. We were looking for a name which would resonate with as many people as possible across health and social care, and with 42% of the votes, Wellbeing our Way was the clear winner, with almost twice as...

National Voices, the health and care charity coalition, has responded to the consultation on the Care Act regulations and guidance, which was launched today. 

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New figures released in a report from the London School of Economics expose the true scale of the social care crisis. Half a million older and disabled people who would have received social care five years ago, now receive no local support. Of the 152 councils in England, government figures show 86% now offer care only to those with the highest level of needs – deemed as ‘critical’ or ‘substantial’ needs.

“NHS England has given good, clear guidance on ways to ensure patients can participate in decisions about health and care. I urge health and care staff to read this and look at ways they can make partnerships with patients and citizens a reality in their patch...

“They will create barriers and delay to accessing health care, yet to safeguard individual and public health, early detection, diagnosis and treatment is essential. Delays increase treatment costs and risk an increase in the transmission of infectious diseases.”...

Unless the NHS faces up to the need to change how it delivers its services, it will descend into a 'vicious spiral' of poorly planned, reactive responses resulting in unsustainable demand, according to three organisations which have joined forces to call for a better approach to NHS service change.

The three organisations together represent royal medical colleges, patient groups and NHS organisations. It is the first time bodies representing all three major parts of the health service - patients, clinicians and its senior leaders - have come together to examine the need for changing how services are organised and how best to do so.

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