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Destination Switzerland: First major multilateral health discussions of 2019 | Layla McCay

Two major Switzerland-based international events relevant to health were held in January: The World Economic Forum and the World Health Organization Executive Board. Layla McCay, director of international relations at the NHS Confederation shares some highlights.
15 February 2019, 10:19 am

Agreement with transition period preferable to ‘no deal’, says Brexit Health Alliance

Niall Dickson, co-chair of the Brexit Health Alliance and chief executive of the NHS Confederation, responds to last night’s Brexit votes
15 February 2019, 9:03 am

Latest performance statistics show NHS ‘buckling under strain,’ says NHS Confederation

Nick Ville, Director of Policy at the NHS Confederation said that the NHS is seeing ‘ever-increasing’ numbers of patients
14 February 2019, 12:41 pm

What will the final Brexit decision mean for the healthcare sector? | Alice Williams

With crossroads lying ahead for Britain’s departure from the European Union, the impact that either an agreed deal or a no-deal could have on the healthcare sector is a pertinent one. Alice Williams of the Immigration Advice Service continues that for the NHS, already gripped by a staffing crisis unrelated to exterior Brexit factors, further negative influences could lead to an unmitigated disaster for Britain.
12 February 2019, 10:53 am

Why the NHS long-term plan needs technology to work | Dr Shaun O’Hanlon

Without technology, the important ambitions of the NHS long-term plan are simply not achievable, writes health tech chief medical officer Dr Shaun O’Hanlon.
8 February 2019, 3:10 pm

Brexit Health Alliance warning on medicines safety if ‘no-deal’ Brexit

No patient should suffer as a result of Brexit says the Brexit Health Alliance in response to a warning that the UK would drop out of a Europe-wide initiative to protect patients from fake medicines.
8 February 2019, 8:55 am

Non-NHS services must be part of the conversation to deliver for mental health | Chris Hampson and Sean Duggan

The NHS Long Term Plan must recognise the role of non-NHS services in delivering services to people with mental ill-health, argue Mental Health Network executive Sean Duggan, chief executive of the Mental Health Network and Chris Hampson, chief executive of Look Ahead.
7 February 2019, 3:52 pm

Latest NHS statistics show health service ‘coping better with demand,’ says NHS Confederation

Nick Ville, Director of Policy at the NHS Confederation, said that the latest winter situation reports paid “tribute to NHS staff”
7 February 2019, 11:42 am

Latest NHS statistics show health service ‘coping better with demand,’ says NHS Confederation

Nick Ville, Director of Policy at the NHS Confederation, said that the latest winter situation reports paid “tribute to NHS staff”
7 February 2019, 11:42 am

We need to work together to Build Healthier Communities

The Welsh NHS Confederation will host their 20th Annual Conference & Exhibition today (Wednesday 6th February) at Cardiff City Hall.
6 February 2019, 2:07 pm

The NHS plan must be owned locally | Nick Ville

Will the long-term plan support and enable local system leaders in addressing the systemic problems facing the NHS? Nick Ville, director of membership and policy at the NHS Confederation compares the plan against three key questions.
6 February 2019, 12:17 pm

Hope not hopelessness: Improving physical healthcare for individuals with severe mental illness | Linda Nazarko

To help those with mental illness live long and healthy lives, Linda Nazarko, nurse consultant physical healthcare at West London NHS Trust, argues a culture change is needed so staff in mental health give the same attention to a person’s physical health as they do to mental health.
4 February 2019, 11:59 am

Primary Care Networks have potential to expand care at home, says Community Network

Responding to the new Primary Care Network and GP contract deal, the Community Network says PCNs have potential to expand care at home
1 February 2019, 11:39 am

Stretched services forced to do more as temperature drops, says NHS Confederation

Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, responds to NHS England’s latest winter situation reports
31 January 2019, 2:53 pm

Stretched services forced to do more as temperature drops

Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, responds to NHS England’s latest winter situation reports
31 January 2019, 2:53 pm

Health organisations welcome GP contract changes and join forces to support primary care networks

NHS England’s plans to create fully integrated community-based health services through new Primary Care Networks in every area of England. have been welcomed by the NHS Confederation, NHS Clinical Commissioners and the National Association of Primary Care.
31 January 2019, 10:35 am

The NHS Long Term Plan and what it means for the commissioning of mental health services | Dr Phil Moore

Will the NHS long-term plan solve the decades of underinvestment and lack of services in mental health? Probably not, says Dr Phil Moore, chair of NHS Clinical Commissioners’ Mental Health Commissioners’ Network, but, he continues, it will help us move forward and step up the pace of change.
31 January 2019, 10:09 am

The NHS Long Term Plan: A recipe for success for CCGs? | Sara Bainbridge

What does the NHS’s long-term plan mean for clinical commissioning groups? Now that we’ve had a chance to start digesting, is this a recipe for success? As part of our NHS Voices blog series about the long-term plan, Sara Bainbridge, head of policy and delivery at NHS Clinical Commissioners discusses the plan’s strengths and weaknesses for clinical commissioning groups.
29 January 2019, 9:31 am

Mental Health Network seeks nominations for new board members

The Mental Health Network (MHN) is currently seeking nominations to two positions on its board: an Independent sector representative and a Third sector representative.
28 January 2019, 12:42 pm

How the Real Living Wage exemplifies partnership working in Salford | Anthony Hassall

The second year of the 2018 pay deal for staff covered by the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service will continue to ensure that all directly employed NHS staff will be earning more than the Living Wage Foundation’s Real Living Wage rate in 2019/20. Anthony Hassall, chief accountable officer at NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group, one of only 15 NHS organistions in England to be accredited by the Living Wage Foundation, explains some of the issues that the Real Living Wage raises for NHS leaders considering signing up to this standard.
28 January 2019, 11:17 am