News from National Voices

See the Health Service Journal (HSJ) for an incisive opinion piece on the Mandate to the NHS Commissioning Board by National Voices’ Don Redding.

In an article on The Guardian Healthcare Network, National Voices’ Don Redding assesses the impact of the reforms on patients. He flags the opportunities brought in by the new...

A key change came late in the Bill when, following a campaign by National Voices and the Health Foundation the government agreed to amend for a second time the duties for commissioners to secure the involvement of 'each patient' in their care and treatment.

We regard these changes as very significant -- the most direct reference in the Act to the vision of 'no decision about us, without us', and one which if followed through may make the biggest difference to the quality of services as experienced by patients.