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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.

Please note that all views expressed are those of the individual author, not of the NHS Confederation. Publication of a post does not in any way imply agreement or endorsement from our membership.

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A single, unified voice for community services | Matthew Winn

11 / 5 / 2018 11.32am

Matthew Winn explains the aims of the newly established Community Network that includes the NHS and not for profit organisations providing community health services

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I’ve battled kidney disease for 21 years – NHS heroes have been with me every step of the way | Dr Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge

02 / 5 / 2018 7.23am

Dr Cheung-Judge is a world-renowned expert in organisational development. Here, she shares personal reflections on the NHS, the exceptional care she has received over the past two decades, and why a new narrative must emerge on the nation’s health service.

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NHS tech: let’s walk before we run

30 / 4 / 2018 12.19pm

Forget the ‘shiny new thing’, it’s the basics of a digital NHS that will transform the service, writes health tech chief medical officer Dr Shaun O’Hanlon.

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Why the CQC was warmly received by independent hospitals, despite the public glare of scrutiny | Dr Howard Freeman

18 / 4 / 2018 8.36am

Dr Howard Freeman considers the main takeaways from the quality regulator’s latest assessment of independent sector hospitals.

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As the NHS gets to grips with the digital revolution, e-rostering proves an effective agent

16 / 4 / 2018 1.56pm

E-rostering can bring about significant savings, effective resourcing and better care for patients. Liz Lees, former director of nursing at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, explains how.

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The go-to guide spreading best practice in MSK, falls, fracture and frailty services | Alison Gowdy

09 / 4 / 2018 10.33am

With a growing and ageing population, services treating musculoskeletal (MSK) disease, falls, fractures or frailty are having to consider new, more efficient ways of delivering care. A new guide showcasing how services across the country are tackling this head on could prove a game-changer, writes Alison Gowdy.

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Health and social care desperately need positive change agents | Jason Helgerson

03 / 4 / 2018 9.54am

Reflecting on the challenges facing health and care services on both sides of the pond, Jason Helgerson, director of New York State’s Medicaid programme, warns that without change agents, darker days lie ahead.

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One year on from Article 50: where are we, and what next for the NHS? | Kate Ling

NHS European Office

27 / 3 / 2018 11.30pm

A year after Theresa May triggered Article 50 and started the clock ticking for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, what are the prospects for the NHS after Brexit? Kate Ling from the NHS Confederation’s European Office looks back over the last year and gazes in her crystal ball at what lies ahead for the year to come

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How devolution is delivering change in Greater Manchester | Thomas Marsh

26 / 3 / 2018 11.30pm

Thomas Marsh discusses how engaged leadership and strong relationships have helped Greater Manchester deliver change through devolution.

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A blind spot on integrated care reform? | Richard Whittington

25 / 3 / 2018 11.39pm

To make integrated care a success, health and social care organisations must broaden their horizons. Innovative collaborative models of eye care are worth keeping an eye on, argues Richard Whittington.

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A single, unified voice for community services | Matthew Winn

11 / 5 / 2018 11.32am

Matthew Winn explains the aims of the newly established Community Network that includes the NHS and not for profit organisations providing community health services

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