NHS Voices

This page shows items from the NHS Confederation news feed.

Visa extension welcome; long-term workforce strategy still needed

The NHS Confederation has commented on the announcement that a free one-year visa extension will be given to eligible healthcare workers and their dependants.
9 April 2021, 10:45 am

Concerning increase in children and young people contacting mental health services

The NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network has commented on the latest mental health services monthly performance statistics published by NHS Digital.
8 April 2021, 1:57 pm

Figures offer hope but what goes down can go up

The NHS Confederation has said the latest round of COVID data show there is some hope, but cautioned that what goes down can easily go back up.
8 April 2021, 11:53 am

Key message on AstraZeneca vaccine is benefits outweigh potential risks

The NHS Confederation’s PCN Network director has commented on the update on the AstraZeneca vaccine.
7 April 2021, 5:28 pm

Caution is key as next stage of lockdown easing approaches

The NHS Confederation has commented on the latest Downing Street press conference.
5 April 2021, 4:47 pm

Figures show we cannot be complacent

The NHS Confederation has commented on the latest urgent and emergency care, test and trace, and Corsair data.
1 April 2021, 12:24 pm

Long COVID adds to pressure on NHS

The NHS Confederation has commented on the data published by the ONS on Long COVID.
1 April 2021, 12:01 pm

Race is a function of racism; we ignore that reality at our peril, say leaders

Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities’ report is not a critical assessment of racism in Britain in 2021, says BME Leadership Network.
31 March 2021, 4:48 pm

Time is now to help NHS staff get back on track

The NHS Confederation has responded to the IPPR report, “Recover, Reward, Renew”.
31 March 2021, 9:20 am

Strong support for health and care reforms but clarity needed on ministerial involvement in NHS

Health leaders have warned that any inappropriate involvement from ministers in the running of local NHS services could undermine confidence in the legislation expected to be announced in the Queen’s Speech next month, which will require local health and care services to work together for the benefit of their patient communities.
31 March 2021, 8:47 am

More work to do to make sure vaccine access is equitable

The NHS Confederation has commented on the ONS figures showing coronavirus vaccination rates in people aged 70 years and over by socio-demographic characteristic
29 March 2021, 11:51 am

Figures show emerging space to recover but crisis isn’t over

The NHS Confederation has commented on the latest test and trace figures and urgent and emergency care sitrep.
25 March 2021, 1:17 pm

NAO report 'highlights serious cracks in foundations of social care'

The NHS Confederation has commented on the National Audit Office’s report on the adult social care market in England.
25 March 2021, 9:00 am

Welcome news on creation of new national agency for health security

Dr Layla McCay, director of policy at the NHS Confederation responds to health secretary Matt Hancock’s announcement that a new organisation, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) will be established from 1st April
24 March 2021, 1:19 pm

Real risk that thousands of NHS staff will leave unless they are allowed to recover

The NHS risks losing thousands of nurses, doctors and other key workers in the longer term unless they are given the time and space to recover from the pandemic.
24 March 2021, 7:14 am

COVID deaths decline further but one year on, human cost of crisis is ‘enormous’

The NHS Confederation has commented on the latest ONS mortality figures, as one year passes since the first national lockdown.
23 March 2021, 12:42 pm

Welsh NHS Confederation responds to the Welsh Government's health and care services pandemic recovery plan

Darren Hughes, director of the Welsh NHS Confederation, responds to the Welsh Government’s health and care services pandemic recovery plan and National Clinical Framework.
22 March 2021, 12:52 pm

New report captures learnings and innovative practice emerging from across NHS Wales in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

A new report looking at learning and innovative practice that has emerged from across NHS Wales in response to COVID-19, has been released by Swansea University on behalf of NHS Wales organisations and partners.
22 March 2021, 8:38 am

Funding for Discharge to Assess welcome but needs to be recurrent

Andrew Ridley, Community Network Chair, responds to additional funding for discharge-to-assess
18 March 2021, 6:26 pm