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New legislation introduced to provide further quality across health and social care will add momentum to changes in organisational culture and behaviour

Welsh NHS Confederation response to the introduction of the Health and Social Care (Quality and Engagement) (Wales) Bill
17 June 2019, 12:32 pm

We must embrace the challenge but be realistic about what is doable | Niall Dickson

How should an organisation such as the NHS Confederation position itself given the current pressures on the service and in the current uncertain political times, asks Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation.
17 June 2019, 9:01 am

Performance of the NHS provider sector offers grounds for optimism but systemic challenges remain

The NHS Improvement provider sector performance report for the period ending 31 March 2019 shows things are not all doom and gloom, but there is still much more to be done.
13 June 2019, 1:54 pm

Latest NHS stats paint a picture of a health service under huge strain but treating more patients than ever before

The latest NHS performance statistics show the NHS continues to come under huge pressure, with a concerning rise in the number of people delayed in hospitals, the NHS Confederation has said.
13 June 2019, 11:23 am

New approach to leadership development, diversity and supporting CEOs required – new NHS Confederation report

A report published today by the NHS Confederation outlines the views of new NHS chief executives on the changes in leadership approach and culture that they believe will be required if the NHS is to meet the ambitions of the Long Term Plan.
13 June 2019, 7:12 am

How we create a culture on the board to enable colleagues from diverse backgrounds to flourish | Ifti Majid

An inclusive and representative board has to be a prime component of confidence building, writes Ifti Majid
12 June 2019, 8:16 pm

How urban planning can help hospitals come in from the cold | Layla McCay

Can hospitals stop being monoliths of mystery and isolation and join wider urban life, asks Layla McCay
12 June 2019, 7:52 pm

How a new generation of NHS leaders is preparing for the task ahead | Niall Dickson

The leadership of the NHS is changing and could well look rather different in a few years’ time, writes Niall Dickson.
12 June 2019, 7:39 pm

Welsh NHS Confederation comments on the Auditor General for Wales report on the accounts of NHS bodies

The NHS in Wales is committed to working more efficiently, prioritising spending and making savings where possible.
12 June 2019, 2:10 pm

Working with local councils to secure the future NHS workforce | Richard Griffin

The NHS Interim People Plan (IPP) sets out the importance of the NHS engaging with councils in their local areas to help build economic prosperity, something NHS Confederation has also been advocating for some time, writes Richard Griffin of the North West London Health and Care Partnership.
12 June 2019, 12:03 pm

Public Affairs Committee report on NHS confirms ‘bleak reality’ of declining performance, says NHS Confederation

Nick Ville, director of policy at the NHS Confederation, responded to the Public Accounts Committee report on NHS waiting times.
12 June 2019, 9:09 am

Recognition of social care crisis by Matt Hancock is welcome, says NHS Confederation

Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation and Chair of the Health for Care campaign, responded to Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s support for £3.5bn extra for social care and the creation of an insurance system to cover costs.
10 June 2019, 1:49 pm

The NHS is moving backwards in terms of board diversity | Joan Saddler

Given the drive and commitment to create a more diverse and inclusive leadership at the top of the NHS, it is a startling fact that fewer black and minority ethnic people and women now occupy chair and non-executive positions
10 June 2019, 10:13 am

Workforce crisis: age-friendly employment is key to improving the retention of older workers | Anna Dixon

We are all aware of the workforce challenges facing the NHS, writes Anna Dixon, chief executive of the Centre for Ageing Better. According to recent estimates, there are currently around 100,000 vacant posts nationally, a figure that many expect to rise post-Brexit depending on the immigration rules agreed.
7 June 2019, 2:57 pm

The parliamentary review into health and social care called for a revolution in how we deliver services in Wales – It’s time to show people what we can do

It’s been a little over a year since the Welsh Government published their long-term plan for health and social care, A Healthier Wales.
7 June 2019, 9:32 am

Report finds NHS chairs and non-executives more white and more male – it is ‘a wake up call for the health service’

The chairs and non-executive directors on boards that run NHS organisations in England have become less diverse over the last 15 years, with fewer people of black and minority ethnicity (BME) and women occupying the positions.
6 June 2019, 2:28 pm

Integrating to improve the health of people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire | David Pearson

David Pearson, Independent Chair of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System, talks about the impact working in partnership across health and care is having on the people of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
6 June 2019, 1:57 pm

Report recognises need to change patient safety conversation from blame to learning, NHS Confederation says

Responding to the Independent Review of Gross Negligence Manslaughter and Culpable Homicide, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said report recognises need to change patient safety conversation from blame to learning.
6 June 2019, 7:00 am

Important Chief Operating Officer appointment will provide vital coherence and consistency for England's NHS, says NHS Confederation

Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, responds to the announcement of Amanda Pritchard as Chief Operating Officer at NHS Improvement and NHS England
5 June 2019, 1:30 pm

Are we recognising and supporting our people with mental health issues? | Attain

It’s in the news almost every day and affects everyone in some shape or form. In this article, Amy, a manager at Attain, shares her experience and highlight what organisations can do support their people.
5 June 2019, 9:54 am