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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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Why more women should throw their hat into the ring for senior roles | Ian Trenholm

19 / 11 / 2018 10.50am

Ian spoke to the Health & Care Women Leaders Network about why he believes more women should put themselves forward for senior roles.

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Five acid tests for the social care green paper | Sir Robert Francis QC

16 / 11 / 2018 11.02am

Following Healthwatch’s recent survey on social care, Sir Robert Francis QC, chair of Healthwatch England, reveals five key tests that will help government achieve the improvements across social care that people are asking for.

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Self-care is open to everyone | Dr Matthew Mayer

14 / 11 / 2018 11.07am

Empowered by doctors and readily available resources, most minor illnesses can be managed by patients, parents and carers themselves. Dr Matthew Mayer, GP and member of the BMA General Practitioners Committee, explains how self-care in many instances results in, not inferior care, but the best care.

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Helping patients to help themselves | Dr Graham Jackson

12 / 11 / 2018 11am

Today starts Self Care Week and Dr Graham Jackson, co-chair of NHS Clinical Commissioners, discusses the significance of self-care for individuals and for the NHS.

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The batteries must be included in NHS England’s long-term plan for research

08 / 11 / 2018 12.41pm

NHS England’s long-term plan presents an opportunity for research to assume its rightful status as integral to the sustainability of the NHS. If it adopts the proposals made by the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC), the public will benefit from improved care, informed by research. In addition, the NHS will make financial savings. But, Shaun Griffin, interim head of policy and public affairs at the AMRC warns the plan can’t be delivered unless the strategy equips its workforce to deliver research.

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Placing health at the centre of growth | Michael Wood and Lorna Carver

05 / 11 / 2018 9.21am

Moving from sector to sector, it is increasingly clear that ‘place’ is becoming the main currency of change.

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Respiratory disease: a suitable case for integrated care? | Mike Morgan

22 / 10 / 2018 1.14pm

Mike Morgan, national clinical director for respiratory services at NHS England, outlines the opportunities for improved patient care that have been opened up by the development of integrated care systems (ICSs).

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Are we doing the best we can for our local communities? | Sonia Roschnik

17 / 10 / 2018 11.32pm

The NHS is often the largest procurer, employer and polluter in a local area. So how can health and care leaders ensure their organisation is doing the best it can for their local community? Sonia Roschnik explains.

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Small services making a big difference | Chris Hampson

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09 / 10 / 2018 11.30pm

If reducing delayed discharges is among the NHS’ key goals, is the health service missing a trick by not looping in the housing sector? Chris Hampson, chief executive of Look Ahead, explains how a partnership between health and housing in London is helping to turn the tide.

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‘Beyond Eds and Meds’: Realising the value of place-based university-health partnerships | Dr Peter O’Brien

08 / 10 / 2018 10.16am

Dr Peter O’Brien, executive director of Yorkshire Universities, explains why the advent of the local industrial strategy presents a golden opportunity for the NHS and universities.

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Why more women should throw their hat into the ring for senior roles | Ian Trenholm

19 / 11 / 2018 10.50am

Ian spoke to the Health & Care Women Leaders Network about why he believes more women should put themselves forward for senior roles.

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