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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.

Improving public health must be a shared endeavour | Emily Jones

24 / 4 / 2019 8.21am

To improve public health and realise the prevention agenda, local authorities, NHS commissioners and providers must work together, writes Emily Jones, senior policy officer at NHS Clinical Commissioners.

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How the new nursing associate role will break new ground | Danny Mortimer

17 / 4 / 2019 11.12am

As the role of nursing associate grows in number, we need to understand it better. Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers, introduces us this new role and how it’s set to complement the NHS Long Term Plan’s workforce strategy.

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Health and social care are part of the same ecosystem, serving the same populations | Nick Kirby

16 / 4 / 2019 8.08am

Nick Kirby, managing director of the Shelford Group, explains why supporting social care is important for healthcare organisations

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Good mental health at work and leadership go hand in hand | Sue Covill

15 / 4 / 2019 10.08am

The NHS is tackling mental health at work – and every organisation can follow suit, writes Sue Covill

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Turning science fiction into personalised care | Layla McCay

12 / 4 / 2019 8.12am

The NHS Confederation’s international director Layla McCay discusses whether genome sequencing will really help patients

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A collaborative leadership approach is vital for integration success | Nav Chana

11 / 4 / 2019 9.34am

The concept of integrated care is not a new one, points out Nav Chana, national PCH clinical director of the National Association of Primary Care, as he recalls various policy initiatives over his professional life time attempting to deal with the issues of care coordination between health and social care.

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Zero Suicide: A collective global effort to prevent suicide | Dr Phil Moore

09 / 4 / 2019 10.47am

With 5,821 suicides in the UK alone, 135 people affected by each one, and many of them preventable, Dr Phil Moore, chair of NHS Clinical Commissioners’ Mental Health Commissioners Network, writes on an international collective that's addressing avoidable gaps in UK and international healthcare systems

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Introducing pension flexibilities to benefit all NHS staff groups | Niall Dickson

08 / 4 / 2019 8.13am

With an outmoded pension scheme for the NHS, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, looks at options for updating it.

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Supporting women into leadership roles: Men must act as allies | Sam Allen

05 / 4 / 2019 9.11am

Senior male leaders in healthcare, who hold a great deal of power and privilege, should offer their allegiance to those who may benefit from it, writes Sam Allen, chair of the Health & Care Women Leaders Network.

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Social care and health care go hand-in-hand: One sector cannot succeed unless the other does too | Nick Ville

02 / 4 / 2019 9.06am

Any future plan for social care must address massive unmet and under-met needs across the country by widening eligibility, writes Nick Ville, director of policy and membership at the NHS Confederation, which is a leading the Health for Care coalition.

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Improving public health must be a shared endeavour | Emily Jones

24 / 4 / 2019 8.21am

To improve public health and realise the prevention agenda, local authorities, NHS commissioners and providers must work together, writes Emily Jones, senior policy officer at NHS Clinical Commissioners.

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