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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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News from the heart of the EU | Elisabetta Zanon

02 / 3 / 2017 9am

Find out about the work of the NHS European Office and sign up for the new Brexit bulletin.

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Innovative partnerships can help address the mental health crisis | Chris Hampson

Mental health network

01 / 3 / 2017 10.30am

Chris Hampson, chief executive of Look Ahead, a specialist care, support and housing provider, considers why greater partnership working is needed between health, social care and housing.

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Back to the future...for health and planning | Kate Henderson

27 / 2 / 2017 12.30am

Can town planners and health professionals help each other plan for and manage people’s healthcare needs?

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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.

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