News from National Voices

19/5/2011 News Release

Prime Minister David Cameron, Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley and Minister Paul Burstow came face-to-face with National Voices Members and Service User Panelists today (Thursday 19 May) giving them an extra opportunity to have a say on NHS reform.



Issues raised include the need for clearer governance of GP Consortia, the need for inc entives for better integration of health and social care, and clarity on who will be responsible for national inequalities in care.



27 April 2011
Health Service Journal (HSJ): No hospital doctors on consortia boards (subscriber only content)

20/4/2011 News release

Don Redding will join the charity National Voices as Director of Policy on 3 May 2011.

Don has a distinguished career in health and social care. He is a former health and social care journalist, he has headed up the policy and communications team at Picker Institute Europe and he has recently been working with National Voices as a policy associate. Read Don’s full biography.

National Voices brings the voices of patients, service users and carers to bear on national health and social care policy in England.

We work with our large and varied membership to influence government ministers and departments, professional bodies, and other organisations, seeking always to ensure that policy focuses on delivering what matters most to patients and service users, their families and carers.

Since the coalition government came to power in 2010 much of this work has focused on its health reforms, through the White Paper, the subsequent Health and Social Care Bill 2011 and the listening exercise conducted by the NHS Future Forum.

29/3/2011 News release

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today publishes its annual report...

8 February 2011
National Voices is one of several charities that sent a letter to The Times calling for greater patient and public involvement in the reforms.
Letters to the Editor – The Times (subscriber content only)

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NHS shake-up ' risks diluting patient power'

Patient power ''not helped'' by NHS reforms

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