NHS Voices

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PAC report makes need for more nurses 'abundantly clear', NHS Confederation says

The Public Accounts Committee’s ‘NHS Nursing Workforce’ report “makes it abundantly clear that the NHS and social care both still need many more nurses going forward”, Danny Mortimer, deputy chief executive of the NHS Confederation, has said.
23 September 2020, 7:50 am

Rising COVID-19 deaths concerning as new cases spiral

The NHS Confederation has said the latest ONS morality figures are cause for concern.
22 September 2020, 12:07 pm

Festival of learning wellbeing and inclusion

Join NHS Confederation’s Health & Care Women Leaders Network in partnership with the BME Leadership Network and the Health & Care LGBTQ+ Leaders Network on Wednesday 18 November for a virtual event.
21 September 2020, 2:51 pm

We need public support and for people to stick to the regulations

The Director of the Welsh NHS Confederation, Darren Hughes responds to the latest Welsh Government update on Coronavirus in Wales
21 September 2020, 1:21 pm

Clear Government action needed as COVID-19 infections rise

Responding to today’s briefing from England’s chief medical officer, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said clear Government action needed as COVID-19 infections rise
21 September 2020, 11:43 am

Test and trace figures reflect spiralling case numbers amid lack of testing access

The NHS Confederation has responded to the latest NHS test and trace figures.
17 September 2020, 12:56 pm

More detail needed about NHS winter funding plans

Responding to the announcement of an additional £150 million capital funding to expand and upgrade 25 more A&Es to reduce overcrowding and improve infection control ahead of winter, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said more detail needed about NHS winter funding plans
17 September 2020, 1:00 am

Primary care would grind to a halt if GPs become testing gatekeepers

Responding to reports that the Health Secretary is considering making GPs the gatekeepers of the testing system, Dr Graham Jackson, GP and senior clinical adviser at the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare system, said primary care would grind to a halt if GPs become testing gatekeepers
16 September 2020, 12:35 pm

Relief at funding announcement but trepidation at what lies ahead

Responding to the letter from NHS England and NHS Improvement on funding for the second half of the financial year, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare system, said relief at funding announcement but trepidation at what lies ahead
16 September 2020, 9:24 am

NHS in Wales is set to go through one the most challenging periods it has ever faced

Darren Hughes, Director of the Welsh NHS Confederation responds to the Welsh Government’s Minister for Health and Social Services statement outlining a plan for Winter pressures
15 September 2020, 4:13 pm

Prioritise NHS and care home staff for testing

Responding to the Health Secretary’s suggestion that tests should be prioritised for those who need it most, Dr Layla McCay, director at the NHS Confederation, said prioritise NHS and care home staff for testing
15 September 2020, 2:50 pm

Health leaders say lack of testing access is significant barrier to restoring services

Responding to reports that NHS staff are off work because of problems with testing, Dr Layla McCay, director at the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said health leaders say lack of testing access is significant barrier to restoring services
15 September 2020, 10:06 am

Government must spell out social care plan ahead of winter

Responding to Labour’s request to Government for a winter care home plan, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said Government must spell out social care plan ahead of winter.
15 September 2020, 12:00 am

Majority of practices continue to offer face-to-face consultations

Responding to the NHS England letter saying that GP practices must make sure patients can be seen face-to-face when they need such appointments, Dr Graham Jackson, chair NHS Clinical Commissioners and senior clinical adviser at the NHS Confederation, said majority of practices continue to offer face-to-face consultations
14 September 2020, 11:34 am

Coronavirus has most definitely not gone away

Darren Hughes, the Director of the Welsh NHS Confederation responds to the First Minister for Wales update on Coronavirus restrictions
11 September 2020, 1:24 pm

Calls for colleges and NHS to partner to tackle health and care workforce crisis and boost local jobs

Further investment is needed in colleges if the Government is to stand a fighting chance of tackling the significant workforce vacancies across the NHS and social care and taking forward its levelling up ambitions.
11 September 2020, 12:00 am

Test and trace figures are cause for serious alarm as tough winter looms

The NHS Confederation has responded to the latest test and trace figures.
10 September 2020, 12:56 pm

Restoring services to ‘normal’ will take time

Responding to the latest NHS performance figures covering up until the end of July 2020 and published by NHS England and NHS Improvement, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said restoring services to ‘normal’ will take time
10 September 2020, 7:59 am

NHS leaders will welcome banning social gatherings of more than six

Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement that social gatherings over six are to be banned in England, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said NHS leaders will welcome banning social gatherings of more than six.
9 September 2020, 4:38 pm

MHN opens nominations for new board members

The Mental Health Network is seeking multiple nominations to its board for a Chair, Nurse Director, and Independent Sector Representative
9 September 2020, 9:11 am