National Voices welcomes the Royal Free Charity to membership

Mon, 22 October 2018

The Royal Free Charity has joined National Voices, the national coalition of health and care charities in England. It is the first NHS Charity to do so, representing a new phase in its engagement with a wider community of organisations that advocate for patients and carers. The Charity and National Voices recently got together on the site of the Royal Free Hospital to celebrate their new relationship.

Royal Free Charity Chief Executive Chris Burghes said,

“We are delighted to be linking up with National Voices. It will allow us to engage further in developing services that are built around what really matters to patients. This is part of NHS charities growing our national voice, campaigning for change and thinking more holistically about the patient experience.”

National Voices Chief Executive Jeremy Taylor said,

“This new recruitment strengthens our collective voice and fills a gap. NHS Charities have a key role in making our health and care system more person-centred, by thinking about the whole person, supporting volunteering, and strengthening the links between hospitals and communities. We are very much looking forward to working with Chris and his team”.

The Royal Free Charity supports all areas of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and uses its funds to enhance and complement the work of the NHS by supporting patients and their families.

National Voices is the coalition of charities that stands for people being in control of their health and care.