News from National Voices

25 October 2011 News Release

MORE than 30 national charities have written to Sir David Nicholson, Chief Executive of the NHS in England, asking him to endorse National Voices’ Principles for Integrated Care, which are launched on Tuesday 25 October.

The Health and Social Care Bill 2011 will give duties to secure or promote integrated services to both commissioners and regulators.

Responding to a recent CQC Report which highlights the inadequate care of vulnerable elderly patients in one in five hospitals Jeremy Taylor, Chief Executive of National Voices, says:

“How often do we have to hear about the neglect of vulnerable elderly patients? How many reports will it take? Hospital chief executives must wake up and take responsibility. Where we don’t start seeing improvements we should start seeing resignations."

See below National Voices' statement on Duty of Candour consultation as announced...