News from National Voices

Today, during Prime Minister’s Questions, the benches of the House of Commons went silent during a debate about the cost of living crisis as the leader of the Labour Party...

Behind the headlines: the unequal impact of the cost of living crisis has been published by National Voices.

Behind the headlines: the unequal impact of the cost of living crisis is the very first report in National Voices' ‘Behind the Headlines’ series, which gathers insight and intelligence from its 190 members on pertinent and current topics. 

National Voices have...

National Voices, along with Healthwatch England and 69 other healthcare organisations have signed a shared statement to mark the second anniversary of the first COVID-19 lockdown.

Through working with and listening to our members and the communities they support, we have identified four key priorities that now need to be addressed: Access, mental health, Long Covid and inequalities.

“We stop to remember the lives of over 185,000 people in the UK

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National Voices welcomes that the Secretary of State’s speech on NHS reform focuses on user voice personalisation and choice, but questions whether the big issues that need to be resolved are sufficiently addressed.

Charlotte Augst, CEO of National Voices, the coalition of health and care charities in England, says:  

"It is good to see that the Secretary of State doesn’t announce yet more structural change, and instead focuses on the services and choices that will be

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Responding to the government's 'Living with COVID' plan, Sarah Sweeney, Head of Policy at National Voices has released the following statement:

At National Voices, we have grave concerns about the government’s ‘Living with COVID’ plan, which throws all caution to the wind by removing almost all protections we have against the virus. Over the last two years, our members and the people and communities they

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National Voices is welcoming new trustees to its board.

Following a successful recruitment period, National Voices is delighted to announce that they are welcoming new trustees to their board.

Eligible National Voices members voted in a ballot, selecting trustees they...

Today sees the launch of our Annual Report 2020-21, covering a remarkable year in which we faced a multitude of challenges presented by COVID-19.

In 2020, we pivoted our entire work programme towards supporting people living with ill health, impairment and disability during the pandemic, to ensure that their needs and hopes weren’t forgotten during the necessary shift to COVID care.  

We opened our networks and events to...

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...

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