As we approach our 10th anniversary in 2018 we are seeking to strengthen our Board of Trustees with two new appointments.
Independent trustees strengthen the skill base on our board and this year we are particularly interested in candidates who can strengthen (1) our business development and income generation capacity, or (2) our links to government and the health and care system at a senior level. Previous...
National Voices welcomes proposals from NHS England for a revolutionary new patient record initiative, the supported shelf management programme.
For too long patient records have been stored inefficiently, firstly in cumbersome trollies and dusty archives, and latterly in complex computer programmes that few people can understand. This new initiative will put sturdy, sensible shelving within reach of professionals and patients around the...
On 29 March, Wellbeing Our Way hosted a facilitation masterclass designed for those working in involvement, policy, campaigning, communications or management roles across National Voices' member organisations.
Great facilitation can enable problem solving, deepen stakeholder engagement and energise strategic-level planning. This masterclass introduced participants to a range of techniques which can promote more purposeful conversations and lead to better outcomes.
On 30 March, Wellbeing Our Way - in partnership with the Coalition for Collaborative Care - held a coproduction masterclass.
Through a mixture of presentations, facilitated exercises, group conversations and sharing of real life reflections from people with lived experience, the masterclass provided a practical introduction to coproduction and helped participants start to develop an organisational approach....
National Voices responds to the announcement that local plans to reduce hospital beds will only be supported if the plans meet a new test that ensures patients will continue to receive high quality care.
National Voices responds to a new report from the King’s Fund which calls on the Government to be prepared to back radical changes to health services being proposed in Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs).
Commenting on the report, Jeremy Taylor, chief executive of National Voices, the coalition of health and care charities, said:
More than 70% of the NHS budget is spent on people with at least one long-term condition. This is a severe challenge to a system