After training to be a dietitian, Heather worked in the NHS from 2010 to 2016. She is now using her dietetic skills to support the work of The Vegan Society. In this blog post, Heather describes what person-centred care looks like through the lens of veganism.
Gary Copitch, Chief Executive at People's Voice Media, shares how Community Reporting can empower people with lived experience to tell their own, authentic stories, offering valuable and understanding insight into their realities.
Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, was recently described by the Guardian as ‘trickier to pin down than his predecessors’. Last week Mr Stevens met with National Voices members to discuss the future of the NHS and the role of voluntary organisations in health and care. So did we manage to ‘pin him down’?
Wellbeing Our Way’s first year has been an exciting one. More than 50 voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations are involved in the programme - developing ways in which charities and community groups can enable people to live well with their long term health needs.
At a recent conference, I noticed a great deal of time was spent on promoting awareness of bad practices within the health and care sector. This got me to thinking about the vital role of National Voices members, and the wider voluntary sector, in building networks and promoting examples of the good practice which has improved services for, and lifestyles of, disabled people.