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Niall Dickson: We need patience on STPs

21 / 2 / 2017 12.30am

Responding to the King’s Fund report ‘Delivering sustainability and transformation plans’ (21 February 2017), Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation, said patience is needed.

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Niall Dickson: Deterioration shown in today's NHS performance report is 'a tragedy'

20 / 2 / 2017 12.21pm

Responding to NHS Improvement's 'Quarterly report on the performance of the NHS provider sector' (covering Quarter Three), Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation has said the ongoing deterioration is a ‘tragedy’.

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Welsh NHS Confederation comments on A&E waits


16 / 2 / 2017 2.19pm

The latest A&E waits for NHS Wales have been published

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NHS Confederation calls for more money for local authorities

16 / 2 / 2017 12.30am

Responding to Age UK’s report 'The Health and Care of Older People in England 2017', the NHS Confederation, which represents health service organisations across England, has urged the government to do more in the Budget to help local authorities tackle the crisis in social care.

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NHS performance figures show the need for redesigned services and more social care funding

09 / 2 / 2017 2.41pm

NHS England's latest figures reveal a service under enormous pressure that is struggling to cope, says Niall Dickson.

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Dr Howard Freeman: Worrying NHS figures demonstrate need to improve patients' awareness of right to choose

NHS partners network

09 / 2 / 2017 12.02pm

Performance figures released by NHS England today (9 February) show a worrying growth in waiting times for planned surgery, with the number of people waiting more than a year increasing by 63 per cent 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 amongst 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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Whole system shift towards preventative services needed as new survey shows public understanding to take action on their health and wellbeing


01 / 2 / 2017 Midnight

A whole system shift towards preventative services is needed to tackle Wales’ major health challenges and help reduce demand on the NHS in the future, according to the Welsh NHS Confederation.

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Sean Duggan: Royal Assent of the Policing and Crime Bill is a step forward for coordinated mental health support

Mental health network

31 / 1 / 2017 6.14pm

Sean Duggan, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Network, has welcomed today's (31 January 2017) Royal Assent of the Policing And Crime Bill while cautioning about the challenge ahead.

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Sean Duggan: West Midlands mental health action plan is 'unprecedented'

Mental health network

31 / 1 / 2017 2.27pm

The West Midlands’ mental health action plan is an unprecedented example of a region unifying very different services to improve mental health, says the head of the Mental Health Network.

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Phil McCarvill: Ambulance services are under pressure from other parts of the system

26 / 1 / 2017 9.36am

Phil McCarvill, Deputy Director of Analysis at the NHS Confederation, has said the new (26 January 2017) report on ambulance services - published by the National Audit Office – shows pressure that can only be properly relived with better support in other areas of the system.

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15 / 2 / 2017 9.30am

The impact of Brexit on paediatric care must be followed closely over the next few years – Dr Mark Turner and Sarah Collen explain why.

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