NHS Voices

Collage of NHS Voices contributors

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.

If you would like to discuss an idea for a blog or submit an article for consideration please email Jenny Orr at Jenny.Orr@nhsconfed.org

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

Community providers at the heart of the COVID-19 recovery | Daniel Reynolds Miriam Deakin

12 / 5 / 2021 9.09am

Today the Community Network published an infographic setting out the vital role that community health services have played during the pandemic and beyond. This blog, written by Daniel Reynolds and Miriam Deakin, explores community providers’ role as we move into the recovery phase.

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What does a leader look like? | Sarah Walter

12 / 5 / 2021 7.32am

The way leaders are leading is changing and can be at variance to preconceptions of what leadership is. Fortunately, because of this, explains Sarah Walter, we are beginning to broaden the conversation on what leadership looks like.

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Reimagining the relationship between universities and the NHS | Dame Jackie Daniel

11 / 5 / 2021 5pm

Dame Jackie Daniel writes on changing the way universities and the NHS work as anchor institutions to be even more motivating and inspiring in the ways they benefit their local populations.

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If you can’t navigate an integrated care system, it isn’t a system | Dr Helen Davies

09 / 5 / 2021 9.58pm

With every area of England now covered by an integrated care system, GP Helen Davies considers why the measurement of their success must be what service users experience.

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Primary care: making a difference | Emma Ray

06 / 5 / 2021 6.48pm

Emma Ray writes an uplifting account of how her PCN’s COVID-19 vaccination service gave her the chance to reconnect with what motivates her to want to make a difference.

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EDI: enabling the climb together | Cathy Elliott

06 / 5 / 2021 8.40am

Cathy Elliott writes on what she is doing to increase equality, diversity and inclusion In the workplace.

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How social landlords can help the NHS beat COVID-19 and tackle long-term health challenges | Julian Baust

05 / 5 / 2021 11am

Housing associations can play a key role in helping the NHS defeat COVID-19 and combat its far-reaching impact on people’s physical and mental health. Julian Baust explains.

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Needed more than ever: how primary care can help address physical and mental healthcare together | Lucy Marks

05 / 5 / 2021 8.33am

Lucy Marks, independent consultant clinical psychologist, describes the benefits that can come when clinical psychologists work closely with GPs to address both physical and mental health.

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Rebuilding MSK services – a longer-term vision for MSK health | Sue Brown

04 / 5 / 2021 11pm

Sue Brown considers how the health sector can build back better MSK services following the pandemic.

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The new public health landscape throws up more questions than answers | Nasima Hossain

27 / 4 / 2021 7.41am

Nasima Hossain considers the unanswered questions posed by the public health system’s new architecture.

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