NHS Voices

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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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Tackling the mental health tsunami: joint working between PCNs and mental health providers | Dr Tayo Kufeji

05 / 3 / 2021 8.46am

It is an open secret that one of the biggest impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic is the large rise in mental health problems in our communities, writes Dr Tayo Kufeji, clinical director of The Bridge MK PCN, as he explains how his GP practice has been tackling the rising need.

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Recruiting for inclusion: How do we lay the foundations for a more diverse workforce? | Elias Zapantis

26 / 2 / 2021 12.28pm

Elias Zapantis, member of the AHSN Network Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Group, reflects on recent steps taken to improve diversity in the NHS workforce and shares some of the actions AHSNs are making to improve inclusivity in the recruitment process.

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COVID-19 vaccination programme: building a fairer society | Farzana Hussain

19 / 2 / 2021 9.08am

‘We must seize this opportunity and play our part in building back a fairer society,’ says Dr Farzana Hussain, as she highlights initiatives taken by primary care networks across the country to prioritise vaccinating according to the needs of local populations.

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The health challenges facing the LGBTQ+ population | Peter Molyneux

18 / 2 / 2021 8.37am

COVID-19 has highlighted health challenges facing the LGBTQ+ population. Peter Molyneux shares new recommendations that can help support the needs of the LGBTQ+ population.

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Beware ministers seeking to reassert control over the NHS | Victor Adebowale

17 / 2 / 2021 8.30am

A decade on from one of the most contentious set of reforms in the history of the NHS, the government is set to embark on a round of reforms that will reverse the changes introduced under David Cameron in 2012. Victor Adebowale comments on the proposed reforms.

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Sharing learning and innovation in community services | Daniel Reynolds and Miriam Deakin

11 / 2 / 2021 8.30am

Daniel Reynolds, director of communications at the NHS Confederation, and Miriam Deakin, director of policy and strategy at NHS Providers, highlight the partnership working an innovation within community health services across the country, that is playing an essential role in responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

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Could LGBT+ networks be losing their way? | Dr Anna Einarsdóttir

10 / 2 / 2021 10am

In this blog written for the LGBTQ+ Leaders Network, Dr Anna Einarsdóttir questions whether LGBT staff networks are more focused on procedure than the needs of their members.

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Rehab, Reablement and Recovery


05 / 2 / 2021 11.51am

Daisy Naughton, Programme Support Officer for the Welsh NHS Confederation, writes about the development of the COVID019 recovery app in Wales

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Support from the start: the importance of children and young people’s mental health | Sean Duggan

Mental health network

05 / 2 / 2021 8.24am

As Children’s Mental Health Week closes, Sean Duggan looks at why we need to put preventative approaches in place to address the increasing numbers of children and young people in need of mental health support.

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A complex picture of the increasing need for children’s mental health services | Catherine Roche

Mental health network

01 / 2 / 2021 8.35am

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week. In this blog, chief executive of Place2Be, Catherine Roche, says supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people has never been more important.

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