News from National Voices

Responding to the announcement today by Jo Churchill, Minister for Primary Care, on the Government’s plans around GP data, four leading patient groups – Healthwatch England, National Voices, the Patients Association and the Richmond Group of Charities – have released the following statement:

“We welcome today’s move by the Government to extend the deadline for the GP data opt-out and allow NHS Digital and colleagues across the NHS, particularly those in primary care, to have the time and space to engage properly with patients and the wider public on these plans.

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National Voices has been appointed to the Coordinator Role of the Health and Wellbeing Alliance from 2021-24.

The Alliance, which is funded by the Department of Health and Social Care, brings together 18 national voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations and three health system partners to coproduce health and care policies, and to shape service delivery.

It aims to...

As the leading coalition of health and care charities, it is the work of our 170 members that connects us to the experiences of millions of people, covering a diverse range of health conditions and communities. We are deeply troubled by the approach the Commission has adopted and the...

National Voices to play part in new project promoting collaboration between people accessing health and care services and those designing them

National Voices is delighted to announce it will be playing an important role in supporting the four projects chosen by the Health Foundation to be part of the Common Ambition programme - a project to support improvements to healthcare services which are driven by the people who use those...

National Voices welcomed the opportunity to give our views on the NHS England and Improvement (NHSEI) consultation on proposals for Integrated Care Systems.

We have discussed our response with a small number of members and other sector stakeholders; the timing of the consultation...

National Voices has appointed Helen Buckingham as its new Chair of Trustees

We are delighted to announce that Helen Buckingham has been appointed Chair of the Board of Trustees of National Voices and will begin her role at the start of January 2021.

Helen has been Director of Strategy and Operations at the Nuffield Trust since June 2018 having joined as a Senior...

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What We Know Now - what people with health and care needs experienced during the first wave of COVID-19

National Voices is a movement to raise the voices of people using health and care services, and those of their organisations, and it is this collaborative approach that has allowed us to pool together over 66,000 responses to National Voices members’ surveys that has given us this powerful...

The Annual Report and accounts is a summary of our work for the year ending 31 March 2020

Today sees the launch of our Annual Report that officially covers the period up to 31 March 2020, but which cannot ignore the unprecedented health and care emergency that followed.

The working year saw National Voices launch a new strategy with a “stronger focus on working more...

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After six significant years Hilary Newiss is stepping down as Chair of National Voices – we thank her for her unwavering commitment and wish her all the best for the future.

And this means that we are looking for a new Chair of Trustees to oversee and support the next part of the...

We have grave concerns about the manner, timing and apparent content of recent announcements on the future of Public Health England.

National Voices is the leading coalition of health and social care charities in England. We have more than 160 members covering a diverse range of health conditions and communities, connecting us with the experiences of millions of people. We work together to strengthen the voice of patients,...

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