The health and care voluntary sector continues to provide invaluable information and support to millions of people with long term conditions as statutory health and care services refocus their efforts on COVID-19. By providing a listening ear when people need it most, signposting and advocating for the right support, delivering accurate and trusted information and advice about the virus itself or connecting to people who are experiencing similar challenges, our members are on the frontline of combatting COVID-19.
We at National Voices, the leading coalition of health and care charities in England, have heard from hundreds of charities and people living with underlying conditions, and developed these five principles to underpin and test any policy change. They put people and their rights at the centre.
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In this letter to Matthew Gould (CEO of NHS X), Charlotte Augst outlines National Voices' concerns about the development of the new NHS tracing app for Covid-19.
We have been working with our members since the start of this crisis to identify and respond to the challenges people living with ongoing health and care needs are facing. We are regularly briefing system leaders (NHSE&I, CQC, RCGP, NHSX, DHSC) about what our members tell us needs to be sorted out for those with ill health or disabilities.
National Voices has come together with over 80 charities and social enterprises in a joint statement about our firm commitment to human rights and equality as we move through the Covid-19 crisis.