Niall Dickson: We need politicians to show the courage to support care reform and improve funding

Niall Dickson

Responding to today’s (24 February 2017) NHS Weekly Winter Operational Update, Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation which represents health service organisations across England, said:

“This does demonstrate the NHS’s resilience and willingness to respond in the face of unprecedented demand. 

“The period over Christmas has been one of real achievement although it has not been without cost, as clinical staff and managers have been overstretched and some patients are not getting the care they need when they need it. It has also shown, more clearly than ever, that this is an interdependent system where the strains in one part of the service have a major knock-on effect in the other. Our plea to all politicians is have the courage to support reform at the local level and start to fund social care properly. 

“Without urgent action many of these services are not sustainable.”

Latest Tweets

Latest Blog Post

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.

Why Register?

Great reasons to register with NHS Confederation

  • Personalise your website
    Select topics of interest for recommended content
  • Bookmark useful pages
    Quickly and easily find what you need
  • Comment and recommend
    Rate and share content with colleagues
  • Plus, for our members
    Access member-only resources and tailor member benefits and services

Sounds great, what next?

Register Now

Not now, I will register later

Log In

To book events and access member only content you need to register with us.  This only takes a moment via our registration page. If you have already registered login using your email address and password below.