NHS Voices

This page shows items from the NHS Confederation news feed.

Mental health services face ‘rising tide’ in demand due to coronavirus

People requiring support and treatment for their mental health are at risk of not getting the care they need and their conditions deteriorating due to increased demand brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, and constraints in what services can deliver.
11 August 2020, 11:30 pm

Vital to maintain downward trend in COVID-19 deaths to protect NHS ahead of winter

The NHS Confederation has responded to the latest ONS mortality figures for England and Wales.
11 August 2020, 12:14 pm

Essential to focus on health inequalities in the next phase of pandemic response

Dr Layla McCay responds to NHS England and NHS Improvement’s publication of guidance on implementing phase three of the NHS response to the COVID-19 pandemic
7 August 2020, 3:09 pm

Additional funding will help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 pandemic

Welsh NHS Confederation Director, Darren Hughes comments on the additional £800m announced for the Welsh NHS
5 August 2020, 9:38 am

Joint working between PCNs and mental health providers must accelerate in the aftermath of COVID-19

Joint working between primary care networks and providers of mental health services must accelerate if the NHS is to help the huge increase in the number of people needing support for their mental health in the coming months and years.
4 August 2020, 12:48 pm

Community services proved essential in pandemic response but longer term investment and support is needed

Community healthcare services have been critical in preventing hospitals from becoming overwhelmed during the coronavirus pandemic and in allowing people to receive the care they need closer to and within their own homes.
3 August 2020, 10:30 pm

Don’t expect miracles – it will take time for NHS services to be back to normal

Responding to the letter from NHS England and NHS Improvement on the “third phase” of the NHS’s response to Covid-19, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said don’t expect miracles – it will take time for NHS services to be back to normal
31 July 2020, 6:33 pm

Community services ready to deliver in next phase of Covid-19 response, but need funding certainty

Responding to NHS England and NHS Improvement’s Phase 3 letter, Andrew Ridley, chair of the Community Network, which is hosted by the NHS Confederation and NHS Providers, said community services ready to deliver in next phase of Covid-19 response, but need funding certainty
31 July 2020, 3:50 pm

If we continue to observe the guidelines we can continue to keep the virus under control

The Director of the Welsh NHS Confederation, Darren Hughes responds to the easing of lockdown restrictions announced today in Wales
31 July 2020, 12:37 pm

NHS Confederation networks welcome the NHS People Plan

The NHS Confederation’s Health and Care LGBTQ+ Leaders’ Network, BME Leadership Network and Health and Care Women Leaders Network have welcomed the publication of the NHS People Plan.
31 July 2020, 6:57 am

We are the NHS: a summary of the NHS People Plan 2020/21

NHS England and NHS Improvement has published the People Plan for the NHS, read our summary.
30 July 2020, 4:55 pm

Important moment for health and care if Secretary of State's words turn into action

Responding to the Secretary of State’s speech about the future of healthcare, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said important moment for health and care if Secretary of State’s words turn into action
30 July 2020, 3:28 pm

Test and trace figures disappoint as ONS data shows England had highest excess mortality in Europe

The NHS Confederation has responded to the latest NHS test and trace figures, as well as the ONS comparison of all-cause mortality between European countries.
30 July 2020, 2:39 pm

Staff recognised in NHS People Plan but multi-year funding crucial

Responding to the announcement of the NHS People Plan for 2020/21, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said staff recognised in NHS People Plan but multi-year funding crucial
29 July 2020, 11:30 pm

Major study into heightened COVID-19 risk for BME healthcare workers launched

Study will investigate why people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds have a higher risk of developing severe COVID-19.
29 July 2020, 3:07 pm

Health leaders seriously concerned about impact of COVID-19 on their staff

Chief executives from across the NHS in England have become seriously concerned about their staff, with increased levels of anxiety and fatigue being reported during the pandemic.
28 July 2020, 11:30 pm

NHS Race and Health Observatory appoints Marie Gabriel CBE as chair

Marie Gabriel CBE has been appointed as chair of the NHS Race and Health Observatory.
28 July 2020, 3:19 pm

NHS Reset workforce: reflections and asks to support employers

The health and care workforce strand launches a summary of employers’ feedback on what’s needed nationally to support employers with workforce challenges.
28 July 2020, 12:07 pm

PAC report highlights need for social care reform

Responding to the PAC report Readying the NHS and social care for the peak of Covid-19, Dr Layla McCay, a director at the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said PAC report highlights need for social care reform
28 July 2020, 9:59 am

Replacing national requirement for patients to self-isolate before elective care with local flexibility welcomed

Responding to updated NICE guideline on self-isolation, Dr Layla McCay, director at the NHS Confederation, said replacing national requirement for patients to self-isolate before elective care with local flexibility welcomed
27 July 2020, 2:07 pm