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Opportunity missed to engage NHS on face mask decision

Today the World Health Organisation changed its advice on face masks, saying they should be worn by the public in situations where social distancing is difficult, for example on public transport, in shops – particularly for over 60s and those with underlying health conditions. Yesterday (Friday 5 June) the DHSC announced that from 15 June face coverings should be worn in hospitals.
6 June 2020, 2:40 pm

Face coverings welcome although questions will be asked about why not sooner

Responding to new guidance that from 15 June all hospital staff will be required to wear surgical masks at all times and hospital visitors should wear face coverings, Dr Layla McCay, a director at the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the health and care sector, said face coverings welcome although questions will be asked about why not sooner
5 June 2020, 4:41 pm

ONS figures show impact of Covid-19 and measures to tackle it

Responding to ONS figures analysing the rise in deaths not linked to coronavirus, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said ONS figures show impact of Covid-19 and measures to tackle it
5 June 2020, 12:59 pm

There have been amazing efforts to keep arts and health initiatives running during COVID19

The Welsh NHS Confederation responds to the Senedd’s Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee report into the Impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the arts sector
5 June 2020, 8:35 am

We must make every effort to end the discrimination BME communities face

Discrimination and inequality cost lives
4 June 2020, 12:38 pm

NHS Confederation chief executive to step down

Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, is to step down from his role in October, having been in post for almost four years.
4 June 2020, 12:14 pm

Innovation and learning must remain at the heart of health and care following COVID-19

Rapid innovation and learning have been at the heart of the immediate response to COVID-19 and must retain pride of place as the health and care sector transitions to managing the aftermath of the pandemic, leading healthcare organisations have said.
4 June 2020, 11:36 am

Impact of COVID-19 on staff working in health and care sectors

Complete this survey from the Health and Care Women Leaders Network to understand the impact of COVID-19 on all health and care workers across the health and social care sector.
4 June 2020, 5:00 am

Turning test results round in 24 hours is vital – now Government must deliver on the commitment

Responding to a commitment from Boris Johnson to a target to get all tests turned around within 24 hours by the end of June, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said turning test results round in 24 hours is vital
3 June 2020, 1:17 pm

Reopening services will have to be done with great care

Welsh NHS Confederation, Darren Hughes responds the Welsh Government’s announcement today of some NHS services being reopened.
2 June 2020, 2:18 pm

COVID-19 impact has highlighted racial inequalities and some root causes

Responding to Public Health England’s COVID-19: review of disparities in risks and outcomes, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said COVID-19 impact has highlighted racial inequalities and some root causes
2 June 2020, 2:05 pm

Baby steps the only way forward from lockdown, NHS Confederation says

Responding to the latest ONS mortality figures for COVID-19 in England and Wales, Niall Dickson has urged continued caution, saying baby steps are the only way forward from lockdown.
2 June 2020, 1:56 pm

Focus must be on preventing Covid-19 in learning disability settings

Responding to the CQC’s publication of data on deaths of people with a learning disability, Sean Duggan, chief executive of the Mental Health Network, which is part of the NHS Confederation, said focus must be on preventing Covid-19 in learning disability settings
2 June 2020, 11:04 am

Shielding update balances risks but swift response required if virus reappears

Responding to the update on shielding guidance, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said: “This looks to be a sensible move but like most things it is about balancing risks.
30 May 2020, 9:16 pm

NHS Confederation and NHS England launch Expert Research Centre On Health Inequalities

NHS Confederation and NHS England have today confirmed the creation of a new centre to investigate the impact of race and ethnicity on people’s health.
29 May 2020, 4:48 pm

Any changes to the lockdown must protect our health and care system

Darren Hughes, Director of the Welsh NHS Confederation responds to the changes in the lockdown restrictions announced by the First Minister today
29 May 2020, 12:49 pm

Our new enemy is complacency as we take small steps towards normality

Responding to news of further easing of lockdown in England, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said: “Everyone will welcome some easing of lockdown measures in England and in the other parts of the UK. But the health service and the care system remain alert and cautious.
28 May 2020, 6:44 pm

Test, track and trace detail extremely welcome

Responding to the launch of the NHS Test and Trace service tomorrow, Danny Mortimer, deputy chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said: “We welcome the clarity that has now been given on the test, track and trace strategy.
27 May 2020, 6:18 pm

The supplementary budget emphasises how far we have to travel in the battle against Coronavirus

Welsh NHS Confederation response to the Welsh Government’s Supplementary Budget
27 May 2020, 4:07 pm

Home-produced PPE will be a significant step towards a more secure supply

Responding to the news that two billion items of PPE have been sourced with domestic manufactures, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said: “The fact that we will be producing significant home-produced PPE is a significant step towards a more secure supply.
27 May 2020, 8:40 am