NHS Voices

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Mental Health Network: More homes for vulnerable people welcome

Sean Duggan, chief executive of the Mental Health Network, responds to the government’s announcement of an extra £76 million-a-year funding to build homes for vulnerable people.
14 August 2018, 1:40 pm

Patients waiting more than 18 weeks for surgery set to double to 1 million

The number of people waiting over the government’s target of 18 weeks for elective surgery will almost double by 2024 to nearly one million if current trends continue.
10 August 2018, 10:54 am

Too many inappropriate out-of-area placements, says Mental Health Network

Sean Duggan, chief executive of the Mental Health Network, responds to the latest NHS England statistics for out-of-area placements
9 August 2018, 3:52 pm

Figures show NHS under relentless pressure

Figures show NHS under relentless pressure, says NHS Confederation
9 August 2018, 3:42 pm

Brexit Health Alliance: Scaling back EMA could affect patients in the UK and Europe

It is concerning that the EMA is beginning to scale back and suspend activities as a result of loss of staff and expertise – this could negatively affect patients in the UK and across Europe, warns Sir Hugh Taylor.
7 August 2018, 5:11 pm

Addressing rising detention rates: call for evidence

The Independent Review of the Mental Health Act team are seeking evidence around rising detention rates
6 August 2018, 2:23 pm

NHS Confederation: Important first step improving quality of services to patients

Responding to the publication of the Joint Committee on Draft Health Service Safety Investigations Bill report, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said it was an important first step improving quality of services to patients.
2 August 2018, 7:36 am

How can we support you on the global stage?

Let us know about your international activities and ambitions and how we can further support you.
1 August 2018, 12:46 pm

Put community services front and centre of ten-year plan, national bodies urged

Community Network issues a letter to the leaders of NHS England and NHS Improvement about the role of community services within the upcoming NHS plan
1 August 2018, 9:31 am

Community Network: New ten-year plan must put community services front and centre

The new NHS ten year plan must succeed where previous initiatives have failed and finally put community services front and centre of improving care for the public.
1 August 2018, 8:33 am

Community Network: radical action needed to ensure community services are funded in response to LGA green paper

Services need to be adequately funded and integrated so that all parts of the system are working together seamlessly, says Community Network chair Matthew Winn
31 July 2018, 8:27 am

Children and young people’s mental health response could be ‘shot in the arm’, says Mental Health Network

Responding to the Department for Health and Social Care’s response to consultation on the children and young people’s mental health green paper, Sean Duggan, chief executive of the Mental Health Network, which is part of the NHS Confederation, said children and young people’s mental health response could be ‘shot in the arm’.
25 July 2018, 7:50 am

Government must reveal no-deal Brexit contingency plans, says Brexit Health Alliance

Responding to the evidence by the health secretary to the Health and Social Care Committee about no-deal Brexit plans today, Niall Dickson, co-chair of the Brexit Health Alliance, said Government must reveal no-deal Brexit contingency plans.
24 July 2018, 8:37 pm

Hancock sets out stall on health and social care

Workforce, technology and prevention identified as early priorities for health and social care.
23 July 2018, 12:27 pm

Mental Health Network: Look harder at effects of TV advertising on mental health

Sean Duggan, chief executive of the Mental Health Network responds to NHS England’s letter to the ASA regarding adverts for cosmetic surgery during Love Island.
23 July 2018, 8:33 am

A missed opportunity but many positives in Secretary of State's speech, says Mental Health Network

Sean Duggan, chief executive of the Mental Health Network, says there is much to be positive about in the Secretary of State’s speech.
20 July 2018, 1:37 pm

Secretary of State's priorities encouraging but social care is key, says NHS Confederation

Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, responds to the health secretary’s speech outlining his priorities.
20 July 2018, 1:01 pm

NHS Confederation signs Armed Forces Covenant

The NHS Confederation has signed the Armed Forces Covenant as a public commitment to being a forces friendly employer.
19 July 2018, 2:23 pm

Community services must be at the heart of long term plan, says Community Network in response to Simon Stevens comments

Community services must be at the heart of any long term plan for health and care, says Matthew Winn, chair of the Community Network
19 July 2018, 8:48 am

Simon Stevens' comments on 10-year plan ‘make sense’ but leaders and frontline staff must be consulted, says NHS Confederation

Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation says much of what Simon Stevens says makes a lot of sense but if NHS England is serious about developing a plan with the service we need a proper engagement with leaders and front line staff.
18 July 2018, 4:28 pm