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In what is very likely to be an election year, we at National Voices have published our Manifesto for Equitable Healthcare – which puts forth our three general election priorities.
National Voices is committed to tackling racial inequalities – in healthcare, health status, within our own organisations and across the charity sector.
National Voices, a 200-member coalition of health and care charities, has called on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to deliver an “immediate support package” for people living with health and disability who are worst impacted by the cost of living crisis to “alleviate their suffering”.
Since the start of the pandemic, COVID-19 has continued to present a great deal of risk to communities and specific health conditions represented by some of National Voices’ members.
We therefore convened a roundtable with our members to discuss the Autumn/Winter Flu and COVID-19 vaccine rollout for 2023-2024, which allowed them to provide insights on behalf of the communities and conditions they represent.
In April 2023, we held a workshop with members, supported by The Disrupt Foundation, on the unequal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. We explored how communities and groups were affected differently by both the virus itself and the measures brought in to control it.
To mark the publication of the government’s ‘case for change’ on how the country approaches the management of major conditions, we have laid out eight requirements the Major Conditions Strategy must meet to ensure it is successfully developed and implemented.
July 5 2023 marks the 75th anniversary of the NHS, and we have published our report on this date to mark this important anniversary. It is important that we mark and celebrate all that has been achieved over the last 75 years and look forward to the future.
In February, The Integration of Primary and Community Care Committee published its call for evidence, inviting the public to provide their views on the delivery of integrated primary and community care services as part of its inquiry.
In our work at National Voices, every day we hear about ways in which primary care professionals have made a positive difference to people living with mental and physical health conditions and disability. However, we also increasingly hear that the current state of play for primary care services is not working – for people accessing these services or for the primary care workforce. We find ourselves at a crossroads.
The model of general practice is changing and, at the core of this, general practice is moving away from a model of ‘seeing a GP’ to a model that is ‘consulting with the multi-disciplinary team’. Primary care teams include over 15+ skilled roles, yet for many people accessing care, ‘going to the GP’ (the place) is synonymous with ‘seeing a GP’ (a doctor who is a general practitioner).