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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 NHS had a wake-up call after the WannaCry cyberattacks – what is Europe doing to respond? | Sarah Collen

21 / 6 / 2017 11.03am

Recent cyberattacks show a consolidated effort is needed to prepare the NHS for any future cyber security incidents, writes European policy expert, Sarah Collen.

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Advance care planning and the urgency of now | Prof Brian Dolan and Corrina Grimes

19 / 6 / 2017 5.27pm

Prof Brian Dolan and Corrina Grimes outline the case for advance care planning in the context of patient time and their last 1,000 days.

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What if finding a bed in a care home was as easy as finding a room in a hotel? | Kulbir Lalli

12 / 6 / 2017 12.37pm

Health and social care partners across Hertfordshire have worked together to develop a uniquely simple solution to the issue of delayed transfers of care. Kulbir Lalli, head of integrated accommodation commissioning at Hertfordshire County Council, explains

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How can the NHS harness the power of clinicians and accountants to deliver value? | Mark Orchard

08 / 6 / 2017 5.22pm

Closer working between clinical and financial colleagues can yield a range of benefits, argues Mark Orchard.

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Pulling out all the stops: How a focus on whole-system flow can drive greater collaboration and improve quality | Bryan Jones

07 / 6 / 2017 5.44pm

There’s much to gain from improving the way patients, staff, information and resources flow between services and organisations, writes the Health Foundation’s Bryan Jones.

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Why are local campaigns fighting to save the NHS from transformation? | Jeremy Taylor

05 / 6 / 2017 5.07pm

NHS planners must beware of assuming that their case for change is solid, just insufficiently understood, writes Jeremy Taylor.

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A unique offering for patients with highly complex needs | Peter Tinson

02 / 6 / 2017 11.02am

Many over-60s have multiple conditions and highly complex health needs. To better support them, the Fylde Coast local health economy has developed an innovative new care model that takes a more holistic approach to their care and helps to keep them out of hospital.

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How can health campaigns cut through the noise? | Elise Barker

01 / 6 / 2017 11.24am

Communications campaigns must combine innovation with tried-and-tested techniques to help alleviate the pressure on NHS services, says NHS Arden & GEM Commissioning Support Unit’s associate director of communications, engagement and marketing.

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The vital voice of the commissioning nurse | Jim Connolly

26 / 5 / 2017 8.40am

Providing a unique patient viewpoint and strategic clinical insight, commissioning nurses are making an invaluable contribution to clinical commissioning across England. Their voice must continue to be heard, writes Jim Connolly.

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We’re seeing a seismic shift in the approach to procuring health services | Warren Simms

25 / 5 / 2017 11.29am

Alongside a shift towards evaluation based on quality and value for money, we’ve seen a dramatic change in the approach to procuring health services, where collaboration is driving significant improvements, writes Warren Simms.

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The NHS had a wake-up call after the WannaCry cyberattacks – what is Europe doing to respond? | Sarah Collen

21 / 6 / 2017 11.03am

Recent cyberattacks show a consolidated effort is needed to prepare the NHS for any future cyber security incidents, writes European policy expert, Sarah Collen.

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