People from across the health and care sector – including some of its most eminent figures – have delivered a sharp warning about the risks of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. Patient champions, carers, doctors, academics, and leaders of charities and professional bodies have signed a joint letter to the Prime Minister urging her to prevent the UK leaving the European Union without a negotiated agreement.
National Voices has sent a letter to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, regarding the impact of Brexit on patients.
We are very concerned that the manner of the UK’s departure from the European Union could adversely affect:
National Voices sent a letter congratulating Matt Hancock in his new role as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. In it, we set out our priorities for the long term NHS plan.
National Voices has written a letter to the Health and Social Care Select Committee expressing concern over the memorandum of understanding on data-sharing between the Home Office and NHS Digital.
The Prime Minister recently announced a long term plan for the NHS, acknowledging that the plans must join up with social care and public health.
National Voices has written a letter to the Prime Minister urging her to ensure that patients, carers, citizens and the voluntary sector are partners in the long term plan for the NHS. This will make sure that decisions are grounded in what matters to people and the diverse communities that rely on health and care services.
Along with ten other organisations representing patients across the UK and Europe, National Voices has signed a letter warning EU negotiators of the risk of drugs getting stuck at borders, regulatory systems for medicines splintering and potential breakthrough research collaborations being forced to stall.
The letter to Brexit negotiators Michel Barnier and David Davis makes a plea to both sides of the negotiations not to forget about patients.
The Autumn Budget 2017 did not deliver the funding increases that health and social care need. In subsequent statements, a number of NHS leaders have suggested the need for tough decisions about what can be afforded by and expected of the NHS.
National Voices, alongside 22 other organisations, has written to the chair of NICE, David Haslam, expressing concern about proposals to reduce the patient and clinician representation at Health technology Appraisal committee meetings, in the interests of efficiency.
The signatories call for a delay to consultation on the proposals to ensure proper engagement through the ‘Patients Involved in NICE’ group.
Leaders of 71 National Voices member organisations have signed a joint letter to the Prime Minister calling for a new settlement for funding health and care.
The signatories also call on the Government to reaffirm its support for the Five Year Forward View and to prioritise person-centred and community-focused approaches to health and care.
The signatories represent a broad range of health and care charities and supporters.