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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.

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The one-click healthcare challenge | Jason Helgerson

18 / 9 / 2017 10.28am

Let’s harness new technology to offer more choice and greater convenience to patients, drawing inspiration from the retail industry's one-click revolution, writes Jason Helgerson.

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What more do we need to do to shift power to communities and put them in the driving seat? | Samantha Hudson

11 / 9 / 2017 3.17pm

Asset-based working has gained currency in health and social over recent years, but what does it mean in practice? Samantha Hudson shares how Hampshire is putting the principle into practice, focusing on people, not services.

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In Northern Ireland and Ireland, collaboration must remain the hallmark of health and social care services post-Brexit | Bernie McCrory

Northern Ireland

07 / 9 / 2017 10.19am

Bernie McCrory reads between the lines of the UK government’s position paper on the unique circumstances of Brexit on the island of Ireland.

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Why reaching agreement on citizens’ rights post-Brexit is important for the NHS | Elisabetta Zanon

06 / 9 / 2017 8.53am

Fundamental decisions on workforce planning and NHS funding hinge on the right deal being struck on citizens' rights.

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If we want new practice, we need new narratives for change | Professor Paul Corrigan

04 / 9 / 2017 11.20am

The narrative for change must go beyond a vision of different ways of working, writes health policy expert Professor Paul Corrigan.

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Improving health through data analytics – it can be done safely | Dr Shaun O’Hanlon

29 / 8 / 2017 10.28am

Using patient data to improve health is a tricky area, but it can be done safely and responsibly, writes health tech chief medical officer Dr Shaun O’Hanlon.

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Driving change through multispecialty community providers – what’s different for people? | Professor Paul Corrigan

23 / 8 / 2017 12.30am

Paul Corrigan has been working closely with vanguard leaders over the last few years as they work to implement new care models. In the first in a series of blog posts, Paul considers some of the challenges leaders face when implementing change and how they are learning from each other.

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Health and housing: A problem shared is a problem halved | Vicky Campbell

21 / 8 / 2017 5.03pm

A unique partnership between a local housing association and hospital in Oldham is helping to reduce delayed transfers of care due to housing issues.

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More must be done to tackle the health inequity of homeless people at the end of life | Dr Caroline Shulman

14 / 8 / 2017 11am

Significant changes are needed to improve the coordination of care for homeless people and ensure they have equitable access to palliative care, writes Dr Caroline Shulman. Innovations in London and Canada offer ways forward.

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How patient partners are changing healthcare | David Gilbert

07 / 8 / 2017 10.20am

Seeing patients as partners, collaborative leaders, critical friends and insightful supporters, is key to turning healthcare on its head, writes David Gilbert.

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The one-click healthcare challenge | Jason Helgerson

18 / 9 / 2017 10.28am

Let’s harness new technology to offer more choice and greater convenience to patients, drawing inspiration from the retail industry's one-click revolution, writes Jason Helgerson.

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