News from National Voices

National Voices responds to new estimates of the scale of medication errors in England.

New research commissioned by the Department of Health and Social Care estimates that 237 million medication errors occur in the NHS in England every year.

Researchers from the Universities of York, Manchester and Sheffield found that errors were more likely to occur in older people and in...

A leading Oxford hospital has proposed delays to chemotherapy for cancer patients and cuts to treatment for those who are terminally ill, due to a chronic shortage of specialits nurses.

Commenting on the proposals, Andrew McCracken, Head of Communications at National Voices, the...

New figures from NHS Digital show that 7.9 million hospital appointments were missed in 2016-17. This represents a decrease in the proportion of missed appointments compared to the previous year.

Commenting on the figures, Jeremy Taylor, Chief Executive of National Voices, the...

NHS England has issued guidance encouraging hospitals to cancel  "non-urgent inpatient elective care” between now and mid-January.

The National Emergency Pressures Panel reviewed current and expected demand over the holiday period and issued the guidance to ensure beds and staff are...

NHS England has announced plans to limit access to some treatments.

The national body wants to pressure GPs to stop...

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The Autumn Budget 2017 did not deliver the funding increases that health and social care need. In subsequent statements, a number of NHS leaders have suggested the need for tough decisions about what can be afforded by and expected of the NHS.

National Voices has written an open letter to...

Commenting on today’s Budget, Jeremy Taylor, Chief Executive of National Voices, the coalition of health and care charities, said:

This is a disappointing Budget that does not

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As a diverse coalition of organisations from across health and care, it is vital that we understand your expectations. At its core, membership is a relationship, and all relationships depend on trust and communication. We’ve made a lot of improvements over the past year, and hope you’ve found...

At this year’s Annual General Meeting, we held an interactive workshop on National Voices’ influencing strategy. Here is a summary of the key themes and recommendations from our members.

As a coalition of over 160 health and social care organisations, it is our members who determine the future of National Voices; who influence our strategy and ultimately decide where we focus our limited resources.

At this year’s Annual General Meeting, we held an interactive workshop...

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