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Niall Dickson: House of Commons Health Committee Brexit report right to put health 'front and centre'
28 April 2017, 9:53 am
NHS Confederation chief executive Niall Dickson has welomed today's House of Commones Health Committee report on Brexit and health and social care (28 April) and has stressed the importance of ending uncertainty for EU staff in the NHS.
New bursary scheme launched for Confed17
21 April 2017, 10:13 am
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.
Welsh NHS Confederation comment on NHS performance
20 April 2017, 3:19 pm
Welsh NHS Confederation comment on NHS performance
Analysis shows patients waiting longer for surgery could double
10 April 2017, 10:30 am
NHS Partners analysis shows number of patients waiting longer than 18 weeks for surgery could double
Lords call for independent body to assess health spending
5 April 2017, 11:11 am
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.
Niall Dickson: NHS Confederation backs call for independent body to assess health spending
5 April 2017, 8:30 am
The NHS Confederation has given its wholehearted support to the idea of creating an independent office for health and care sustainability.
Sean Duggan: NHS England's new support for mental health of veterans can make a big difference
31 March 2017, 11:30 pm
Mental Health Network Chief Executive Sean Duggan has praised NHS England's announcement of a new mental health service for ex-armed forces veterans and service personnel who are approaching discharge.
Niall Dickson: Social care inquiry correct to highlight need for cross-party consensus
31 March 2017, 11:26 am
Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, has said the final report of the Communities and Local Government Select Committee’s Adult Social Care inquiry (March 31) is right to call for wider cross-party consensus.
David Hare: We believe the independent sector has a key role in commitments within the NHS England delivery plan
31 March 2017, 9:04 am
David Hare, Chief Executive of the NHS Partners Network, has said the NHS England delivery plan (announced 31 March 2017) includes commitments where the independent sector has a key role.
Mental health in the NHS delivery plan
31 March 2017, 8:00 am
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’.
Sean Duggan: NHS England plan has welcome mental health focus but delayed funding is affecting services
30 March 2017, 11:01 pm
Responding to NHS England’s delivery plan (31 March 2017), Mental Health Network Chief Executive Sean Duggan said the focus mental health is welcome but the problem is missing promised funding is still significant.
Ambitious NHS plan a ‘leap in the dark’, Confed chief warns
30 March 2017, 11:01 pm
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.
Niall Dickson: NHS England's plan is ambitious and in some respects a leap in the dark
30 March 2017, 11:01 pm
Responding to NHS England’s delivery plan (31 March 2017), Niall Dickson, the chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said we have to acknowledge that there are significant risks and in some respects it is a leap in the dark.
Cavendish Coalition calls for workforce safeguards following Article 50
29 March 2017, 3:16 pm
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.
Brexit trade and health
29 March 2017, 11:25 am
Elisabetta Zanon recently presented at the European Public Health Alliance Brexit trade and health event, read a summary of her presentation.
Dickson: Quality of care more important issue than provider
27 March 2017, 2:59 pm
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.
Niall Dickson: Health Foundation report reflects how even tougher times lie ahead
27 March 2017, 2:40 pm
Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation, has said the Health Foundation report 'A year of plenty? An analysis of NHS finances and consultant productivity' (27 March 2017) reflects how tougher times lie ahead for the NHS. He adds that the question of who provides the care is not the issue – what matters is the quality of that care and its value for money.
Sean Duggan: Health Foundation report gives more evidence of funding shortfall
27 March 2017, 2:01 pm
Sean Duggan, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Network, has said the Health Foundation report 'A year of plenty? An analysis of NHS finances and consultant productivity' (27 March 2017) gives more evidence of funding shortfall.
Dr Howard Freeman: Health Foundation report rightly emphasises key role of independent sector in providing capacity
27 March 2017, 11:22 am
Dr Howard Freeman, Clinical Director of the NHS Partners Network, has said the Health Foundation report 'A year of plenty? An analysis of NHS finances and consultant productivity' (27 March 2017) rightly points out the key role that the independent sector plays in increasing NHS capacity.
Welsh NHS Confederation comment on Public Services Ombudsman report into complaints
23 March 2017, 10:41 am
The Public Services Ombudsman has published a report into complaints in the public sector
Northern Ireland and the EU exit
22 March 2017, 4:29 pm
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.
Niall Dickson: More trusts in financial special measures highlights risk of care plans derailing
22 March 2017, 4:07 pm
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.
Sean Duggan: EPI report shows the urgent need to help children's mental health services
22 March 2017, 9:29 am
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.
2017/18 NHS Mandate and mental health
21 March 2017, 9:32 am
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.
Brexit and the mental health sector
20 March 2017, 9:00 am
Read about the presentation given at this year's Mental Health Network annual conference outlining the potential implications of Brexit on mental health services.
David Hare: The King's Fund report helpfully highlights block contracts' adverse impact on care
14 March 2017, 11:03 am
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.
Niall Dickson: The King's Fund report reinforces difficulty of transforming services when budgets are tight
14 March 2017, 10:52 am
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.
Niall Dickson: The concerns of NHS staff from the EU require an urgent response from Government
13 March 2017, 11:28 am
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.
Worrying NHS figures demonstrate need to improve patients' awareness of right to choose
9 March 2017, 2:12 pm
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.
Niall Dickson: The Budget's increased social care funding and Green Paper are good news and we now need consensus on long-term funding
8 March 2017, 12:55 pm
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.
Health Select Committee publish suicide prevention report
8 March 2017, 10:33 am
The Health Select Committee has published its full report on suicide prevention, following the interim report in December 2016.
Budget announcement is ‘good news’ for health and social care
8 March 2017, 9:47 am
The chancellor, Philip Hammond, has announced the details of the government's Spring Budget for 2017
NHS Confederation calls on Government to admit that NHS funding is too low to sustain services
6 March 2017, 12:13 pm
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.
Sign up for the new Brexit bulletin
3 March 2017, 9:11 am
Sign up for the new NHS European Office bulletin for the latest Brexit updates
Niall Dickson: CQC report shows hospitals are struggling, even when well run
2 March 2017, 3:46 pm
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.
Five Year Forward View for Mental Health one year on
2 March 2017, 8:53 am
NHS England has published an overview of the progress of the first year of the mental health taskforce report, the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health.
Niall Dickson: Nuffield Trust report shows NHS organisations and partners are driving change – but plans could still derail
1 March 2017, 9:02 am
NHS Confederation Chief Executive Niall Dickson said today's (1 March 2017) report by the Nuffield Trust, called 'Shifting the balance of care', shows that useful transformation is being driven by NHS organisations and their local partners. However plans are still at risk.
Government must act now to protect patients from a Brexit backward-step on rare diseases, warns NHS European Office
28 February 2017, 1:13 pm
The NHS European Office is using Rare Disease Day (28 February 2017) to warn that UK patients with rare diseases could soon be pushed to the back of a queue if the UK is ejected from important European networks that combat these illnesses.
Niall Dickson: We need politicians to show the courage to support care reform and improve funding
24 February 2017, 1:17 pm
Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation, has said today's (24 February 2017) NHS Weekly Winter Operational Update reflect both real achievements and serious pressures – and urges more political support.
EU staff make vital contribution to NHS, MPs told
21 February 2017, 3:06 pm
MPs have been told of the critical contribution EU staff make to the NHS and social care, and warned that post-Brexit policies must shore up future workforce needs to ensure the health and social care system's sustainability.
Niall Dickson: We need patience on STPs
21 February 2017, 12:30 am
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.
£886m year-to-date deficit for providers
20 February 2017, 3:58 pm
The NHS provider sector has reported a £886m year-to-date deficit, with the sector forecasting a year-end deficit of £873m, according to NHS Improvement.
Niall Dickson: Deterioration shown in today's NHS performance report is 'a tragedy'
20 February 2017, 12:21 pm
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’.
Welsh NHS Confederation comments on A&E waits
16 February 2017, 2:19 pm
The latest A&E waits for NHS Wales have been published
NHS Confederation calls for more money for local authorities
16 February 2017, 12:30 am
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.
One year on from the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health
15 February 2017, 9:35 am
To mark one year on from the 5YFV, a letter was published in The Times
NHS performance figures show the need for redesigned services and more social care funding
9 February 2017, 2:41 pm
NHS England's latest figures reveal a service under enormous pressure that is struggling to cope, says Niall Dickson.
Dr Howard Freeman: Worrying NHS figures demonstrate need to improve patients' awareness of right to choose
9 February 2017, 12:02 pm
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.
Pioneering venture launched to help solve 'capital finance conundrum'
1 February 2017, 12:28 pm
A pioneering initiative is set to radically transform NHS organisations’ ability to tap into local economic opportunities.
Whole system shift towards preventative services needed as new survey shows public understanding to take action on their health and wellbeing
1 February 2017, 12:00 am
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.