News from National Voices

National Voices brings the voices of patients, service users and carers to bear on national health and social care policy in England.

We work with our large and varied membership to influence government ministers and departments, professional bodies, and other organisations, seeking always to ensure that policy focuses on delivering what matters most to patients and service users, their families and carers.

Since the coalition government came to power in 2010 much of this work has focused on its health reforms, through the White Paper, the subsequent Health and Social Care Bill 2011 and the listening exercise conducted by the NHS Future Forum.

29/3/2011 News release

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today publishes its annual report...

8 February 2011
National Voices is one of several charities that sent a letter to The Times calling for greater patient and public involvement in the reforms.
Letters to the Editor – The Times (subscriber content only)

Further coverage:
NHS shake-up ' risks diluting patient power'

Patient power ''not helped'' by NHS reforms

Accountability -...

14/01/2011 News release

National Voices' response to the consultations: Liberating the...

National Voices members urge a focus on the choices - and the information needed to make them - that patients, service users, carers and families are calling for. See our collective response to 'Liberating the NHS: An Information Revolution and Greater Choice and Control' consultations.

National Voices...

Goverment Health and Social Care Proposals
National Voices is playing an active role to help shape the health and social care agenda on behalf of our members.


Letter to the Editor: Cuts to care and support budgets

Dear Sir/Madam,

As local councils weigh up the unprecedented 27% cuts over four years announced this week, it is vital that council leaders support families by investing in and not cutting support that helps older, ill and disabled people live their lives.

National Voices submitted written evidence to the House of Commons Health Committee inquiry into complaints and litigation. Read ...