News from National Voices

Health Secretary Delivers First Speech to National Voices
8 June 2010
On 8 June 2010 Service User Panellists were invited to an event hosted by National Voices in association with the Bromley by Bow Centre in East London, and the Patients Association, in which Andrew Lansley gave his first speech as Health Secretary.

After the speech, members of the audience challenged[img_assist|nid=1273|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=0|height=0] the Health Secretary on key issues and took part in workshops on strengthening the voice of patients, the results of which will help inform the Government’s developing health and social care strategies.

Patients hold the key to the new Government's NHS solutions


National Voices in the News
(April - May 2010)

National Voices CEO Jeremy Taylor comments on hospital closures in the...

7 May, 2010 | By Dave West 

Patient group umbrella organisation National Voices has called for a new government to urgently tackle the "challenges facing health and social care".


6 May, 2010 | By Jeremy Taylor


It is nearly a year since NHS chief executive Sir David Nicholson announced the need for £15bn-£20bn of NHS efficiency savings....

5 May, 2010 | By Dave West


The umbrella patient group National Voices has acknowledged significant and controversial changes, including hospital closure, will "sometimes be the right outcome".

But chief executive Jeremy Taylor urged caution when changing consultation rules: "Fast tracking is great if it cuts out bureaucracy and allows changes to be brought forward which will benefit patients."

But he added: "It is also a recipe for eroding public confidence if it allows vested interests to get their way with minimum scrutiny."

Checks on doctors: National Voices' chief executive calls for patients to comment

National Voices is working with the General Medical Council (GMC) on its consultation around a new system of regular...