National Voices is the coalition of charities in England that stands for people being in control of their health and care.
We want person-centred care: people having as much control and influence as possible over decisions that affect their own health and care, as patients, carers, and members of communities. We want people to be partners in the design of services and partners in research, innovation, and improvement.
We help people and organisations to improve the knowledge, understanding, skills, and confidence they need to engage more effectively and to make their approaches more person-centred. We hold the system to account for how person-centred it is. We have expertise in what matters to people’s health and care, how to involve people, and how to work with the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector.
Our work falls into three streams:
Supporting national policy and system design
Supporting the vital role that the VCSE sector plays in health and care
Supporting the adoption and spread of person-centred approaches
Read this document to discover what we do, what impact we've had, and how we can work together to ensure that people have a voice in decisions that affect their health and care.