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Welsh NHS Confederation comment on Public Services Ombudsman report into complaints


23 / 3 / 2017 10.41am

The Public Services Ombudsman has published a report into complaints in the public sector

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Niall Dickson: More trusts in financial special measures highlights risk of care plans derailing

22 / 3 / 2017 4.07pm

NHS Confederation Chief Executive Nialll Dickson says that NHS Improvement’s announcement that three more trusts have been put in financial special measures shows the risk of care plans derailing.

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Sean Duggan: EPI report shows the urgent need to help children's mental health services

Mental health network

22 / 3 / 2017 9.29am

Sean Duggan, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Network, has said today's (22 March 2017) report by the Education and Policy Institute highlights the need for urgent action on children's mental health care.

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David Hare: The King's Fund report helpfully highlights block contracts' adverse impact on care

NHS partners network

14 / 3 / 2017 11.03am

NHS Partners Network Chief Executive, David Hare, has said The King's Fund report 'Understanding NHS financial pressures' shows the negative impact of NHS block contracts and a need for more Government action to inform patients about their choice of provider.

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Niall Dickson: The King's Fund report reinforces difficulty of transforming services when budgets are tight

14 / 3 / 2017 10.52am

NHS Confederation Chief Executive, Niall Dickson, says The King’s Fund’s report 'Understanding NHS financial pressures' says no one should underestimate the challenge of changing care when budgets are so tight.

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Niall Dickson: The concerns of NHS staff from the EU require an urgent response from Government

NHS European Office

13 / 3 / 2017 11.28am

Responding to reports (13 March 2017) that NHS staff from the EU are concerned about their future in Britain, Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents health service organisations across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, said this requires an urgent Government response.

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Worrying NHS figures demonstrate need to improve patients' awareness of right to choose

NHS partners network

09 / 3 / 2017 2.12pm

Performance figures released by NHS England today (9 March) show a worrying growth in waiting times for planned surgery, with the number of people waiting more than a year almost doubling in the last 12 months. Responding to the figures, the NHS Partners Network is today warning that the Government must take steps to increase awareness among patients of their right to choose where they receive NHS treatment. This would help ensure they can access care as quickly as possible.

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Niall Dickson: The Budget's increased social care funding and Green Paper are good news and we now need consensus on long-term funding

08 / 3 / 2017 12.55pm

NHS Confederation Chief Executive Niall Dickson has said the extra national funding for social care in the Budget 2017 is good news, as is the Green Paper on long-term funding, and we will now await more details. There is a now a need to find consensus on long-term funding.

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NHS Confederation calls on Government to admit that NHS funding is too low to sustain services

06 / 3 / 2017 12.13pm

Ahead of Wednesday’s budget, the NHS Confederation, which among others includes NHS Clinical Commissioners and the Mental Health Network, has called on the government to admit that the health service cannot provide everything for everybody with current levels of funding. The Confederation and its networked organisations have also called for immediate extra funding for social care and a commitment to deal with longer term funding issues for both health and social care.

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Niall Dickson: CQC report shows hospitals are struggling, even when well run

02 / 3 / 2017 3.46pm

NHS Confederation Chief Executive Niall Dickson has said today's Care Quality Commission report 'State of Hospitals' (2 March 2017) shows that even the most well-run hospitals are struggling under current pressures.

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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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