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New bursary scheme launched for Confed17

21 / 4 / 2017 11.13am

Patients across England are being invited to be part of the debate on what lies ahead for the NHS after the general election at Confed17.

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Lords call for independent body to assess health spending

05 / 4 / 2017 12.11pm

A Lords Select Committee inquiry into the long-term sustainability of the NHS has echoed a number of recommendations put forward by the NHS Confederation.

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Mental health in the NHS delivery plan

Mental health network

31 / 3 / 2017 9am

Two years on from the publication of the NHS Five Year Forward View, NHS England has published an updated delivery plan ‘next steps on the Five Year Forward View’.

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Ambitious NHS plan a ‘leap in the dark’, Confed chief warns

31 / 3 / 2017 12.01am

The NHS in England has no alternative but to embark on an ambitious transformation plan that poses significant risks and is a leap in the dark, the head of the NHS Confederation has warned.

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Cavendish Coalition calls for workforce safeguards following Article 50

29 / 3 / 2017 4.16pm

A coalition of leading health and social care organisations has responded to the triggering of Article 50 by calling on the government to safeguard the UK’s ability to recruit and retain staff with the skills needed to deliver high-quality health and social care to local communities.

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Brexit trade and health

29 / 3 / 2017 12.25pm

Elisabetta Zanon recently presented at the European Public Health Alliance Brexit trade and health event, read a summary of her presentation.

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Dickson: Quality of care more important issue than provider

27 / 3 / 2017 3.59pm

The chief executive of the NHS Confederation has stressed the need to focus on quality of care rather than what type of organisation is providing it.

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Northern Ireland and the EU exit

22 / 3 / 2017 4.29pm

Read the key discussion points from our roundtable event, where senior health and care representatives from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland shared the specific challenges they face following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union.

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2017/18 NHS Mandate and mental health

Mental health network

21 / 3 / 2017 9.32am

The Department of Health has published the NHS mandate for 2017-18. This sets out the government’s objectives for NHS England, as well as its budget.

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Brexit and the mental health sector

20 / 3 / 2017 9am

Read about the presentation given at this year's Mental Health Network annual conference outlining the potential implications of Brexit on mental health services.

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Why we need to maximise the value of lay member recruitment, training and development | Susanne Hasselmann

18 / 4 / 2017 10.04am

The move toward place-based planning across the health sector places accountability and governance at the centre of debate. Lay members, according to Susanne Hasselmann, will be crucial in making sure local areas get it right.

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