News from National Voices

National Voices responds to Budget 2017

The Chancellor has announced an additional £2bn of funding over the next three years to support the struggling social care system, along with measures to support health and care transformation.

Commenting, Andrew McCracken from National Voices, the coalition of health and care...

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.

NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens has announced that future hospital bed closures due to service transformation will only be supported if a new test is met, in efforts to ensure that patients still...

We’re excited to introduce Wellbeing Our Way’s new organisational timebank.
Wellbeing Our Way’s timebank is an opportunity to share your skills with others and receive their help in return. Every contribution is equal – one hour shared can be swapped for an hour in...

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

The February edition of WOW Now introduces Wellbeing Our Way's timebank.

WOW Now: February edition covers:

  • Invitations to coproduction and facilitation masterclasses in London
  • Dates of communities of practice meetings in Greater Manchester
  • An opportunity to join an Action Learning set in Greater Manchester
  • Resources from
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Catch up on Wellbeing Our Way's systems leadership masterclass and community of practice meetings and get involved in upcoming opportunities.

On 24 January, our Greater Manchester peer support and supported self-management communities of practice met together to further explore their previously developed priorities, receive updates, share challenges, develop solutions, and network.

We had two guest speakers, Mike Wild, CEO, Macc and Ruth Rosselson, Resilience Co-ordinator, Manchester Mind. Mike provided an update on Devo Manc and how the process has worked with the voluntary and community sector (VCS) so far. He also included a ‘call to action’ for the VCS – to be found on...

National Voices responds to a National Audit Office report criticising a lack of progress towards integrated health and care services.

The National Audit Office has published a report criticising the lack of progress towards integrated health and care services. The authors conclude that the government’s plan for integrated health and...

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.