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Lifting restrictions on trusts testing staff for Covid-19 welcomed

Responding to the news that the 15 per cent cap on trusts testing staff for COVID-19 will be removed, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said lifting restrictions on trusts testing staff for Covid-19 welcomed
1 April 2020, 3:14 pm

Automatic NHS visa extensions a welcome step from Government

Danny Mortimer, deputy chief executive of the NHS Confederation and chief executive of NHS Employers, responds to the Home Office’s announcement it is automatically extending visas for NHS workers
31 March 2020, 3:39 pm

Delivery of more staff testing cannot come quickly enough

Responding to the news that NHS staff testing will begin and two new hospitals will be created, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, saiddelivery of more staff testing cannot come quickly enough
27 March 2020, 6:25 pm

Prioritising NHS workers for coronavirus testing is crucial

Responding to the news that the 3.5 million antibody tests will prioritise key workers including NHS staff, Layla McCay, director of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said prioritising NHS workers for coronavirus testing is crucial
25 March 2020, 7:03 pm

Please follow the medical advice and protect the NHS

Responding to the press conference by health secretary Matt Hancock today, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said please follow the medical advice and protect the NHS
24 March 2020, 7:35 pm

Coronavirus Bill ‘not enough’ in battle against pandemic – extra investment and acting on frontline concerns needed too

This afternoon (Monday 23 March), the Coronavirus Bill will receive its first debate in the House of Commons. The Bill is expected to receive Royal Assent and become law by the end of the month.
23 March 2020, 1:54 pm

We need every doctor, every nurse and every clinical facility

Responding to the NHS deal with the independent sector to tackle coronavirus, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said we need every doctor, every nurse and every clinical facility
22 March 2020, 8:09 am

Mental Health Network comments on Coronavirus Bill

Sean Duggan, chief executive of the Mental Health Network, comments on the proposed Coronavirus Bill
20 March 2020, 1:55 pm

CCGs urged to support PCNs and practices as coronavirus guidance published

Responding to NHS England and NHS Improvement’s primary care coronavirus guidance published today, Ruth Rankine, director of the NHS Confederation’s PCN Network, and Julie Wood, chief executive of NHS Clinical Commissioners, urged CCGs to support PCNs and practices .
19 March 2020, 11:41 am

Public health grant allocations give welcome clarity to community services

Andrew Ridley, chair of the Community Network responds to the public health grant allocations
17 March 2020, 4:44 pm

Welsh NHS Confederation responds to latest COVID-19 advice

The Welsh NHS Confederation response to the latest Coronavirus advice
16 March 2020, 8:14 pm

Priority is shielding the NHS so it can save lives

Responding to the Prime Minister’s latest coronavirus advice, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said priority is shielding the NHS so it can save lives
16 March 2020, 6:23 pm

CQC commits to cancelling inspections during COVID-19 pandemic

We are pleased to hear that CQC has responded positively to our call for them to suspend planned inspections across health and care services during the coronavirus pandemic so that providers can focus on making preparations to care for patients
16 March 2020, 2:33 pm

ConfedExpo and coronavirus – update

The NHS Confederation and NHS England and NHS Improvement have taken the decision to cancel this year’s NHS ConfedExpo, scheduled to take place at Manchester Central on the 10 and 11 June 2020.
16 March 2020, 12:59 pm

NHS in Wales well prepared to provide quality care during COVID-19 delay phase

Responding to the statement today by the Minister for Health and Social Care, Darren Hughes, Director of the Welsh NHS Confederation, said NHS in Wales well prepared to provide quality care during COVID-19 delay phase.
13 March 2020, 5:37 pm

Time is right to move to coronavirus delay stage

Responding to the decision to move from the Contain to the Delay phase to tackle coronavirus, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said time is right to move to coronavirus Delay stage.
12 March 2020, 7:33 pm

Budget action on Covid-19 and pensions welcomed by NHS Confederation

The pledge of £5 billion in the Budget to support public services in tackling coronavirus is welcome, Niall Dickson has said.
11 March 2020, 3:49 pm

Temporary halt to CQC inspections urged by NHS Confederation

We have written to the Care Quality Commission today (11 March) to advise that they suspend their planned inspections so that providers can focus their energies on containing the further spread of coronavirus and make sure they are prepared to care for the much larger number of patients who will require their support in the next period.
11 March 2020, 1:06 pm

Welsh NHS Confederation responds to Welsh Government's call for a new migration system

Responding to the Welsh Government’s call for a migration system that works for Wales, Nesta Lloyd-Jones, Assistant Director of the Welsh NHS Confederation said: “Many jobs across the NHS and social care do not meet the UK Governments proposed salary threshold of £25,600. This includes people working in care homes or providing personal care to vulnerable people in their homes, community nurses, mental health practitioners and so on.
9 March 2020, 9:45 am

Cross-party talks for social care must not be excuse for prevarication, says NHS Confederation

Responding to the letter by the Health Secretary inviting MPs and peers to cross-party talks on social care, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said cross-party talks for social care must not be excuse for prevarication.
6 March 2020, 5:10 pm