Clare Woodford, Senior Policy Advisor at Macmillan, highlights the findings of a new report showing that personalised, integrated care is essential for people with long-term health conditions, particularly during the pandemic, and as we plan our way out of it.
While welcoming the focus the government's White Paper could bring on integration, National Voices CEO Charlotte Augst warns 'the track record of achieving better, more equitable, outcomes for people on the basis of mergers and restructures of national bodies is pitiful'.
Now could not be a more pressing time to discuss the issue of health inequity, the focus of our conference How Can We Dismantle Health Together - National Voices' conference to realise the power of the voluntary sector (Mar 2, 9, 16, 23). COVID-19 has made pre-existing health inequities starker, and generated fresh injustice. The stakes could not be higher, yet the barriers to change are also significant and complex - nowhere more so than in the area of racial inequality.
National Voices Head of Policy Rebecca Steinfeld recently spoke at the NHS Confederation's Reset Conference and was asked what, as National Voices Head of Policy, her digital 'asks' would be. This blog is based on her response
On 15 September National Voices held a webinar in partnership with Mind, Get Up Set Up, NSUN, Bipolar UK and Together for Mental Wellbeing, to think about what has been learned about the provision of peer support through the COVID-19 pandemic. In this blog, National Voices Associate Kate Jopling reflects on some of the key themes.