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Niall Dickson: Health Foundation report reflects how even tougher times lie ahead

27 / 3 / 2017 3.40pm

Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation, has said the Health Foundation report 'A year of plenty? An analysis of NHS finances and consultant productivity' (27 March 2017) reflects how tougher times lie ahead for the NHS. He adds that the question of who provides the care is not the issue – what matters is the quality of that care and its value for money.

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Sean Duggan: Health Foundation report gives more evidence of funding shortfall

Mental health network

27 / 3 / 2017 3.01pm

Sean Duggan, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Network, has said the Health Foundation report 'A year of plenty? An analysis of NHS finances and consultant productivity' (27 March 2017) gives more evidence of funding shortfall.

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Dr Howard Freeman: Health Foundation report rightly emphasises key role of independent sector in providing capacity

NHS partners network

27 / 3 / 2017 12.22pm

Dr Howard Freeman, Clinical Director of the NHS Partners Network, has said the Health Foundation report 'A year of plenty? An analysis of NHS finances and consultant productivity' (27 March 2017) rightly points out the key role that the independent sector plays in increasing NHS capacity.

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Welsh NHS Confederation comment on Public Services Ombudsman report into complaints

Wales

23 / 3 / 2017 10.41am

The Public Services Ombudsman has published a report into complaints in the public sector

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Niall Dickson: More trusts in financial special measures highlights risk of care plans derailing

22 / 3 / 2017 4.07pm

NHS Confederation Chief Executive Nialll Dickson says that NHS Improvement’s announcement that three more trusts have been put in financial special measures shows the risk of care plans derailing.

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Sean Duggan: EPI report shows the urgent need to help children's mental health services

Mental health network

22 / 3 / 2017 9.29am

Sean Duggan, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Network, has said today's (22 March 2017) report by the Education and Policy Institute highlights the need for urgent action on children's mental health care.

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David Hare: The King's Fund report helpfully highlights block contracts' adverse impact on care

NHS partners network

14 / 3 / 2017 11.03am

NHS Partners Network Chief Executive, David Hare, has said The King's Fund report 'Understanding NHS financial pressures' shows the negative impact of NHS block contracts and a need for more Government action to inform patients about their choice of provider.

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Niall Dickson: The King's Fund report reinforces difficulty of transforming services when budgets are tight

14 / 3 / 2017 10.52am

NHS Confederation Chief Executive, Niall Dickson, says The King’s Fund’s report 'Understanding NHS financial pressures' says no one should underestimate the challenge of changing care when budgets are so tight.

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Niall Dickson: The concerns of NHS staff from the EU require an urgent response from Government

NHS European Office

13 / 3 / 2017 11.28am

Responding to reports (13 March 2017) that NHS staff from the EU are concerned about their future in Britain, Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents health service organisations across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, said this requires an urgent Government response.

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Worrying NHS figures demonstrate need to improve patients' awareness of right to choose

NHS partners network

09 / 3 / 2017 2.12pm

Performance figures released by NHS England today (9 March) show a worrying growth in waiting times for planned surgery, with the number of people waiting more than a year almost doubling in the last 12 months. Responding to the figures, the NHS Partners Network is today warning that the Government must take steps to increase awareness among patients of their right to choose where they receive NHS treatment. This would help ensure they can access care as quickly as possible.

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29 / 3 / 2017 12.27pm

With Article 50 now triggered and Brexit negotiations to begin in fervour, the head of the NHS European Office considers what lies ahead for the NHS and social care over the next two years and beyond.

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