NHS Voices

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Rapid response teams are a welcome first step towards supporting patients in community, says Community Network

Andrew Ridley, chair of the Community Network, responds to NHS England and NHS Improvement’s announcement of rapid response teams.
23 January 2020, 6:21 pm

Month after month we have seen unprecedented levels of demand on our emergency departments

The Welsh NHS Confederation respond to the latest NHS Wales performance statistics
23 January 2020, 11:43 am

Unless something is done now on social care it can only get worse

Niall Dickson responds to Alzheimer’s Society’s data revealing emergency admissions for people with dementia up more than a third in five years
22 January 2020, 8:59 am

Government’s health pledges at risk of collapse without proper investment in primary care, warns NHS Confederation

The health commitments made by the Government in the General Election last month are at risk of being no more than a ‘pipedream’ without greater support and investment in primary care.
17 January 2020, 9:00 am

NHS staff working flat out in tough conditions

The latest weekly performance figures from NHS England show the NHS is facing record demand, but the service and its staff remain a bulwark, Nick Ville, director of membership and policy, has said.
16 January 2020, 12:37 pm

Prime Minister's welcome social care pledge shows wheels are starting to turn within government and the Treasury

Niall Dickson responds to the Prime Minister’s commitment made on BBC Breakfast to bring forward a plan for social care this year, to be implemented within this Parliament.
14 January 2020, 5:54 pm

Look after yourself this winter

There have been unprecedented levels of demand for NHS services across Wales. The public can really help by using the right health service for their needs – A&E must only be used in an emergency.
9 January 2020, 4:31 pm

'Cry of despair' from service treating millions but under massive pressure

NHS Confederation members rightly predicted this winter would be the worst on record, as the latest performance figures represent a “cry of despair”, Niall Dickson has said.
9 January 2020, 12:14 pm

Dramatic increase in mental health staff needed

Responding to the BMA’s report Measuring progress: Commitments to support and expand the mental health workforce in England, Sean Duggan, chief executive of the Mental Health Network, which is part of the NHS Confederation, said dramatic increase in mental health staff needed.
8 January 2020, 4:56 pm

Making a difference: A look back at what the NHS Confederation achieved in 2019

A look back at what the NHS Confederation achieved in 2019
24 December 2019, 11:27 am

Getting Brexit done must not risk nation’s health

Responding to today’s Queen’s Speech, Nick Ville, director of policy at the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said getting Brexit done must not risk nation’s health.
19 December 2019, 2:14 pm

NHS Wales staff continue to work tirelessly despite immense pressure

NHS staff continue to work tirelessly to make sure everyone gets the best possible care for their individual needs.
19 December 2019, 1:05 pm

NHS staff struggle to provide safe care over winter, says NHS Confederation

Nurses, doctors and other front line staff give brilliant care to patients, but the latest weekly performance figures show many are now struggling to deliver the safe, high-quality care they want to provide.
19 December 2019, 10:39 am

Wider health funding needs backing as part of health and social care plan

Niall Dickson responds to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care’s speech at Policy Exchange
19 December 2019, 9:03 am

Plight of older carers an unseen social care scandal

Responding to new Age UK analysis of carers, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said plight of older carers an unseen social care scandal.
18 December 2019, 1:06 pm

NHS Confederation sets out actions for new government’s ‘top priority’

The NHS Confederation has written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson today (Wednesday 18 December) to set out the critical challenges facing health and social care across England and to understand how he intends to address them
18 December 2019, 12:00 am

NHS Confederation announces new chair

The NHS Confederation is pleased to announce that Lord Adebowale CBE has been appointed as its new chair.
16 December 2019, 1:26 pm

Winter performance figures show NHS on its knees, says NHS Confederation

The first winter performance and latest monthly figures from NHS England show the health service is on its knees and leaders are right to expect a tough winter, the NHS Confederation has said.
13 December 2019, 11:23 am

Colossal pressure on services shows why health leaders fear the most difficult winter on record

Niall Dickson responds to the Royal College of Emergency Medicine’s winter flow data
9 December 2019, 7:02 am

NHS Confederation and OVID Health win campaign award on fixing social care

The NHS Confederation and OVID Consulting have won a widely and hotly contested award at the annual PRCA Public Affairs Awards
6 December 2019, 2:04 pm