News from National Voices

National Voices' Annual Conference 2017 was held on 25 January. Natalie Koussa (Programme Lead) and Emma Baylin (Regional Coordinator) gave participants an opportunity to learn more about the Wellbeing Our Way approach, including its impact to date.
Wellbeing Our Way, in partnership with the south Manchester system leadership programme, hosted an introduction to Systems Leadership for National Voices members, members of Wellbeing Our Way's communities of practice and those involved in the south Manchester initiative. The masterclass introduced research and best practice from around the country – practical lessons in what works and what doesn’t. 

What is systems leadership?

Systems Leadership is about how you lead across boundaries – departmental, organisational or across sectors/sectoral.  It describes the way people need to behave when they face large, complex, and seemingly intractable problems.  The kind of...

National Voices responds to the worrying intensification of pressure on the health and care system.

Patients, clinicians and managers have reported a sharp intensification of the pressures faced by Accident and Emergency departments. Such pressure is a symptom of a health and care system struggling to cope.

Reports have claimed that last week there were more than...

The Nuffield Trust has analysed NHS bed occupancy rates last winter and found alarmingly high pressure on hospitals.

Responding to the analysis, Andrew McCracken from National Voices,...

This edition includes a look back at Wellbeing Our Way's highlights during 2016, introduces our Greater Manchester Systems Leadership masterclass and invites you to January's meetings of the Greater Manchester peer support and supporting self management communities of practice.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has conducted a review of NHS Trusts’ approaches to investigating patient deaths. The review finds that no trust was able to demonstrate good practice across all...

On 8 December, Wellbeing Our Way hosted its first coproduction masterclass, in partnership with the Coalition for Collaborative Care. The event was a practical introduction to coproduction including what it is, how to get started and how...

Today (2 December 2016) the Cabinet Office has published 10 new standards for grants given by Government departments and their arm’s length bodies.

The standards represent a welcome move away from...

National Voices responds to the Government's 2016 Autumn Statement

The Chancellor has delivered his first Autumn Statement, but despite many calls to support a struggling health and care system, he did not announce any additional funding for social care or the NHS...

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