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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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How we create a culture on the board to enable colleagues from diverse backgrounds to flourish | Ifti Majid

12 / 6 / 2019 8.16pm

An inclusive and representative board has to be a prime component of confidence building, writes Ifti Majid

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How urban planning can help hospitals come in from the cold | Layla McCay

12 / 6 / 2019 7.52pm

Can hospitals stop being monoliths of mystery and isolation and join wider urban life, asks Layla McCay

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How a new generation of NHS leaders is preparing for the task ahead | Niall Dickson

12 / 6 / 2019 7.39pm

The leadership of the NHS is changing and could well look rather different in a few years’ time, writes Niall Dickson.

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Working with local councils to secure the future NHS workforce | Richard Griffin

12 / 6 / 2019 12.03pm

The NHS Interim People Plan (IPP) sets out the importance of the NHS engaging with councils in their local areas to help build economic prosperity, something NHS Confederation has also been advocating for some time, writes Richard Griffin of the North West London Health and Care Partnership.

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The NHS is moving backwards in terms of board diversity | Joan Saddler

10 / 6 / 2019 10.13am

Given the drive and commitment to create a more diverse and inclusive leadership at the top of the NHS, it is a startling fact that fewer black and minority ethnic people and women now occupy chair and non-executive positions

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Workforce crisis: age-friendly employment is key to improving the retention of older workers | Anna Dixon

07 / 6 / 2019 2.57pm

We are all aware of the workforce challenges facing the NHS, writes Anna Dixon, chief executive of the Centre for Ageing Better. According to recent estimates, there are currently around 100,000 vacant posts nationally, a figure that many expect to rise post-Brexit depending on the immigration rules agreed.

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The parliamentary review into health and social care called for a revolution in how we deliver services in Wales - It’s time to show people what we can do

Wales

07 / 6 / 2019 9.32am

It’s been a little over a year since the Welsh Government published their long-term plan for health and social care, A Healthier Wales.

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Integrating to improve the health of people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire | David Pearson

06 / 6 / 2019 1.57pm

David Pearson, Independent Chair of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System, talks about the impact working in partnership across health and care is having on the people of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

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Are we recognising and supporting our people with mental health issues? | Attain

05 / 6 / 2019 9.54am

It’s in the news almost every day and affects everyone in some shape or form. In this article, Amy, a manager at Attain, shares her experience and highlight what organisations can do support their people.

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100 System Leaders programme – what it is and how it works | Sharon Adams

30 / 5 / 2019 4pm

With North West Leadership Academy’s support, the 100 System Leaders programme became a reality

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How we create a culture on the board to enable colleagues from diverse backgrounds to flourish | Ifti Majid

12 / 6 / 2019 8.16pm

An inclusive and representative board has to be a prime component of confidence building, writes Ifti Majid

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