NHS Voices

NHS Voices bloggers GIF

NHS Voices is the place to debate, share and learn about what’s really happening across the health and care sector.

It provides a space for senior leaders from all parts of the health and care sector to come together, share ideas and debate solutions.

Please note that all views expressed are those of the individual author, not of the NHS Confederation. Publication of a post does not in any way imply agreement or endorsement from our membership.

If you would like to discuss an idea for a blog or submit an article for consideration please email Joy Okunnu at joy.okunnu@nhsconfed.org or call 020 7799 8651.

Please note that our decision is final on all editorial matters.

Why we need to maximise the value of lay member recruitment, training and development | Susanne Hasselmann

18 / 4 / 2017 10.04am

The move toward place-based planning across the health sector places accountability and governance at the centre of debate. Lay members, according to Susanne Hasselmann, will be crucial in making sure local areas get it right.

Find out more

Let’s talk depression and open up a wider conversation about wellbeing | Samantha Jones

07 / 4 / 2017 7.40am

On World Health Day, Samantha Jones shines a light on how new care model vanguards are focusing on health in a more holistic way than ever before.

Find out more

Brexit business has become real – the NHS must keep watch | Elisabetta Zanon

NHS European Office

29 / 3 / 2017 12.27pm

With Article 50 now triggered and Brexit negotiations to begin in fervour, the head of the NHS European Office considers what lies ahead for the NHS and social care over the next two years and beyond.

Find out more

Speech, language and communication needs: a high priority for your services? | Rob Webster

22 / 3 / 2017 2.30pm

Next year marks ten years on from a government review into services for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). NHS chief executive Rob Webster, who leads a trust which delivers SLCN services, reflects on progress over the past decade and what needs to happen next.

Find out more

How Salford CCG is discovering the latest healthcare innovations | Francine Thorpe

20 / 3 / 2017 8.03am

Salford Clinical Commissioning Group’s director of quality and innovation shares how the organisation is using a Dragons’-Den style programme to uncover a wealth of new technologies.

Find out more

When it comes to local growth, no one sector holds the ring | Michael Wood

15 / 3 / 2017 2pm

With plans for the pioneering Local Growth Academy now at an advanced stage, Michael Wood reflects on five stand out insights from progress so far.

Find out more

The end of the purchaser/provider split? | David Hare

NHS partners network

14 / 3 / 2017 1.56pm

With news of a potential shift to accountable care organisations, David Hare, chief executive of the NHS Partners Network, considers whether the end is nigh for the purchaser/provider divide.

Find out more

Better late than never for a social care response | Paul Healy

10 / 3 / 2017 11.27am

Following the Chancellor’s statement this week, Paul Healy, head of analysis of the NHS Confederation, reflects on the settlement agreed and how it reflects what health and social care organisations have been pushing for many years.

Find out more

The next generation of prenatal testing: let’s proceed with caution | Catherine Joynson

07 / 3 / 2017 2.22pm

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics' Catherine Joynson sets out what NHS leaders need to know about a new prenatal screening test launching in 2018.

Find out more

Looking back, looking forward: the FYFV for mental health one year on | Claire Murdoch

Mental health network

03 / 3 / 2017 8.43am

National mental health director and trust chief executive Claire Murdoch considers the progress made since the release of the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health and what lies ahead over the next four years.

Find out more
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ..

Latest Tweets

Latest Blog Post

Why we need to maximise the value of lay member recruitment, training and development | Susanne Hasselmann

18 / 4 / 2017 10.04am

The move toward place-based planning across the health sector places accountability and governance at the centre of debate. Lay members, according to Susanne Hasselmann, will be crucial in making sure local areas get it right.

Why Register?

Great reasons to register with NHS Confederation

  • Personalise your website
    Select topics of interest for recommended content
  • Bookmark useful pages
    Quickly and easily find what you need
  • Comment and recommend
    Rate and share content with colleagues
  • Plus, for our members
    Access member-only resources and tailor member benefits and services

Sounds great, what next?

Register Now

Not now, I will register later

Log In

To book events and access member only content you need to register with us.  This only takes a moment via our registration page. If you have already registered login using your email address and password below.