News from National Voices

Health and care charity leaders have called on the Government and the BMA to get back around the negotiating to resolve the junior doctor contract dispute.

Health and care charity leaders have called on the Government and the BMA to get back around the negotiating to resolve the junior doctor contract dispute.

In a letter sent to both sides, senior leaders in 36 organisations, each a member of National Voices, call on the Government and the...

Commenting on the news that an ‘all out’ junior doctor strike is planned for 26 and 27 April, Jeremy Taylor, chief executive of National Voices, the coalition of 160 health and care charities, said:

‘The Government and the BMA seem unable to get around the negotiating table,

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National Voices calls on junior doctors and the government to end the strikes and get back to the negotiating table.

Commenting on today’s junior doctors strike, Jeremy Taylor, chief executive of National Voices, a coalition of 160 health and care charities, said:

We are calling on junior doctors and the government to end the strikes and get back to the negotiating table. 

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The Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, has responded to a letter from National Voices chief executive, Jeremy Taylor, raising members concerns about the ‘chilling effect’ of a proposed anti-advocacy clause.

The Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, has responded to a letter from National Voices chief executive, Jeremy Taylor, raising members concerns about the ‘chilling effect’ of a proposed anti-advocacy clause.

The Secretary of State’s response can be...

A short National Voices member briefing on the 'six principles for engaging people and communities'.

Five years, three gaps and six principles… what are the ‘six principles for engaging people and communities’ and how do they fit in to the NHS Five Year Forward View?

The People and Communities Board (one of the groups overseeing...

The knowledge, skills, experience and resources of voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations are crucial to the widespread implementation of care and support planning, suggests a new discussion paper from National Voices.

The report, What is the role of VCSE organisations in care and support planning?,  argues that charities have a vital role in supporting people to develop care and support plans, and in working with people with long-term conditions and their clinical...

The Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, and the chief executive of the Care Quality Commission (CQC), David Behan, have responded to a letter from National Voices on the independence of Healthwatch England.

The Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, and the chief executive of the Care Quality Commission (CQC), David Behan, have responded to a letter from National Voices on the independence of Healthwatch England.

Healthwatch England has always been a statutory committee of the CQC, but...

National Voices comments on the Picker Institute’s cross-country comparison of health system performance.

The Picker Institute has published a cross-country comparison of health system performance. Person-centred care in...

National Voices comments on the latest report from the Nuffield Trust and Health Foundation, Winter pressures: what's going on behind the scenes?

A joint Nuffield Trust and Health Foundation research programme has tracked hospital performance over the past five years to highlight the pressure services experience in winter.

Commenting on...

Responding to government plans for an ‘anti-advocacy clause’ in all grant funding agreements, National Voices has written to the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, urging him to not implement the clause.

Responding to government plans for an ‘anti-advocacy clause’ in all grant funding agreements, National Voices has written to the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, urging him to not implement the clause.

The current plans, outlined in a Cabinet Office Statement, would prohibit...

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