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NHS Voices is the place to debate, share and learn about what’s really happening across the health and care sector.

It provides a space for senior leaders from all parts of the health and care sector to come together, share ideas and debate solutions.

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Is value-based healthcare the only game in town for a sustainable NHS? | Dr Sally Lewis

15 / 1 / 2018 12.30am

Having a firm grasp of what value-based healthcare really means and how it can be applied will yield benefits for patients, staff and the wider healthcare system, argues Dr Sally Lewis.

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Why we need to celebrate the NHS’s 70th birthday | Mark Cubbon

10 / 1 / 2018 5.35pm

Taking some time to recognise the achievements of the last seven decades and the potential of what is yet to come will be time well spent, writes Portsmouth Hospitals' chief executive, Mark Cubbon.

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How vanguards are increasing healthy life expectancy in Nottinghamshire | Eleanor Pearce-Willis

03 / 1 / 2018 12.06pm

Eleanor Pearce-Willis sheds light on how lessons learned from vanguard programmes across Nottinghamshire are being applied to the development of the area’s accountable care system.

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Collaborative working will take child prosthetics to the next level | Raj Purewal

19 / 12 / 2017 2pm

Raj Purewal reveals all about a lifechanging new project set to revolutionise child prosthetics and change children’s lives forever.

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Will the NHS workforce strategy address the challenges facing nursing? Dr Crystal Oldman CBE

11 / 12 / 2017 12.10pm

At a time when the NHS is struggling with a perfect storm of workforce challenges, Dr Crystal Oldman CBE hopes Health Education England’s forthcoming workforce strategy will be one that attracts people back into nursing.

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Diversity holds the key to improved care and services | Carolyn Regan

Mental health network

27 / 11 / 2017 10.42am

Providing public services that are representative of the diverse communities in which we live is the way forward for patients and staff alike, explains Carolyn Regan, chief executive of West London Mental Health Trust.

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Spreading new practice across the NHS is hard, but STPs can move the needle | Professor Paul Corrigan

21 / 11 / 2017 12.12pm

Health policy expert, Professor Paul Corrigan sheds light on why soaking up the learning from the vanguards will leave sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) in good stead.

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Why self-care is a win-win for patients and an over-stretched NHS | Dr Farah Jameel

15 / 11 / 2017 11.58am

With patients open to taking a more active role in managing their health, self-care provides a win-win scenario for patients and an NHS under unprecedented pressure, explains GP Dr Farah Jameel.

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Delving into the detail of Brexit in a devolved nation | Vanessa Young

Wales

09 / 11 / 2017 11.21am

The head of the Welsh NHS Confederation throws the spotlight on the implications of Brexit in Wales and why alarm bells have been sounded over its ability to maintain responsibility for health and care in a post-Brexit UK.

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Flipping the script on the ‘doctor knows best’ model | Dr David Payton

30 / 10 / 2017 12.30am

Dr David Payton explains how care and support planning can help people with long-term conditions to feel more in control and improve their outcomes.

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Is value-based healthcare the only game in town for a sustainable NHS? | Dr Sally Lewis

15 / 1 / 2018 12.30am

Having a firm grasp of what value-based healthcare really means and how it can be applied will yield benefits for patients, staff and the wider healthcare system, argues Dr Sally Lewis.

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