News from National Voices

More than 40 national health and social care charities – all members of the National Voices coalition - have written to The Times calling on the government to make the Health Bill work better for patients and other service users.

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National Voices welcomes a joint Nuffield Trust and King’s Fund report advising the government on how to develop integrated care. The report says there should be an ambitious goal based on improving patient experience, and that the organising principle should be putting user perspectives at the heart of care coordination. In making these recommendations the report references National Voices’ Principles of Integrated Care.

National Voices is one of the signatories in an open letter to the Prime...

National Voices Chief Executive, Jeremy Taylor, has been named as one of the most influential people in health in the ‘...

National Voices highlights the government’s inconsistent approach to health.  On the one hand, the NHS budget has been ring-fenced and the Health and Social Care Bill would impose a new duty on the Secretary of State to reduce health inequalities. On the other hand, policies on macroeconomic management and welfare do not appear to be influenced by health considerations.  Members of the National Voices' coalition have previously criticised the impact of benefit changes on people with disabilities, and the slowness of the Government to push ahead with reforms to social care funding.

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