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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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Please note that our decision is final on all editorial matters.

The future is with us | Niall Dickson

17 / 2 / 2020 10.06am

Coming soon to an inbox near you the latest from NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSEI) on the future for Integrated Care Systems (ICSs), themselves coming near you across the country by April 2021,l writes Niall Dickson

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‘System by default’ – how to make a good idea a reality | Nick Ville

14 / 2 / 2020 12.46pm

Implementing the new ‘system by default’ approach to running and organising the NHS must be delivered through incremental change that identifies what is needed and what will work, not through central diktat, writes Nick Ville, director of membership and policy at the NHS Confederation.

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Capital Funding: how to create a winning bid | Neil Thwaite

Mental health network

13 / 2 / 2020 10.02am

Neil Thwaite, chief executive of Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, shares insights into how his trust secured over £72 million in capital funding

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What’s the big deal about population health management? | Julie Das-Thompson

13 / 2 / 2020 Midnight

What exactly is this term that everyone’s talking about, and what benefit are patients seeing as a result? NHS Clinical Commissioners’ Julie Das-Thompson takes a look.

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Time for community services to be given resources to care for most vulnerable people | Andrew Ridley

Community Network

12 / 2 / 2020 9.24am

Local authorities must receive significant increases in the public health grant so that community health providers can pay their staff adequately, writes Andrew Ridley, chair of the Community Network

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Striving towards zero suicide | Paula Lavis

12 / 2 / 2020 Midnight

NHSCC’s Paula Lavis, who runs the Mental Health Commissioners’ Network, considers one of the network’s most poignant issues – suicide prevention.

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Building relationships with councillors in scrutiny roles is essential | Nick Ville

05 / 2 / 2020 9.53am

If NHS leaders are frustrated by a lack of capital investment holding us back and 10 years of relatively flat funding then spare a thought for our partners in local government, writes Nick Ville, director of membership and policy at the NHS Confederation.

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Goodbye to EU | Niall Dickson

03 / 2 / 2020 11.36am

As we leave the European Union tonight, and with the threat of a ‘no deal’ having receded, there is now a danger that we think it is all over. For the NHS and the wider health sector this is very far from the case.

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Brexit and health: what changes after 31 January? | Dr Layla McCay

30 / 1 / 2020 8.30pm

Rumours and misinformation surrounding what happens after 'Brexit Day' are causing concern for some people. Here, Dr Layla McCay considers the cold hard facts on what Brexit will mean for health and care.

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A national people plan is fine but local labour markets require local responses | Michael Wood

ICS and STP Leader Network

27 / 1 / 2020 11.07am

One of the main challenges with national plans long in gestation is that expectations are raised to heights the authors alone cannot possibly reach, writes Michael Wood, head of health economic partnerships at the NHS Confederation.

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