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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How to inculcate joint working across health and care | Nick Ville

23 / 11 / 2020 10.31am

Time to take the opportunity to address the limitations of the current framework and move to a more integrated future, writes Nick Ville.

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How can community providers build on the progress made towards urgent community response standards during the COVID-19 pandemic? | Miriam Deakin

23 / 11 / 2020 9.48am

To support progress already being made in implementing the urgent community response standards, community health providers are invited to a series of shared learning webinars, starting on 25 November. Miriam Deakin, director of policy and strategy at NHS Providers, gives us the details.

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NHS Reset: Frugal innovation in response to COVID-19 – doing more (and better) with less | Dena Ettehad and Bilal Abou El Ela Bourquin

20 / 11 / 2020 7pm

Across the globe, the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred an explosion of innovation. But how have different health services approached this global emergency? Here Dena Ettehad and Bilal Abou El Ela Bourquin, two junior doctors working on the frontline of the English healthcare system, explore an array of ingenious international innovations.

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The role of digital in preventing and treating poor mental health | Sean Duggan

20 / 11 / 2020 8.36am

Digital solutions for treating poor mental health has increased over time, but never more so than since COVID-19. Sean Duggan, chief executive of the Mental Health Network, brings us up to date, while highlighting that digital is part of a care pathway and traditional services are still relevant.

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The importance of self care for local populations and for the healthcare system | Dr Phil Moore

Mental health network

19 / 11 / 2020 8.45am

As a sense of community grows while COVID-19 continues to grip us, Dr Phil Moore, chair of NHSCC's Mental Health Commissioners Network, marks Self Care Week by taking a practical view on self care and the role community can play in it becoming part of everyday life.

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'A very fine swan indeed' - How the Sherwood Forest Hospitals finance team became HSJ Finance Team of The Year | Paul Robinson

18 / 11 / 2020 9am

Paul Robinson, CFO at Sherwood Forest Hospitals, shares his team’s transformational journey to being named finance team of the year at this year’s HSJ awards

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A network of our own | Sabina Hafesji and Sajidah Ahmad

17 / 11 / 2020 12.30pm

The founders behind the NHS Muslim Women’s Network shed light on what compelled them to develop the new network.

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We need to keep our eyes on the prize of population health for all | Victor Adebowale

17 / 11 / 2020 9.39am

Victor Adebowale, chair of the NHS Confederation, reflects on the past months while seeing what needs to be done in the months ahead.

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COVID-19: added winter pressure for adult social care | Sarah Hutchinson

13 / 11 / 2020 9.24am

As we move towards winter and the peak of the second wave, Sarah Hutchinson, of the NHS Confederation, emphasises the cruciality of social care getting the support it needs to survive the next few months, until a plan for long-term sustainability can be put in place.

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A stain on our society? Inequality and mental health | David Walker

12 / 11 / 2020 9.34am

While inequality has recently entered political and public conversation, in mental health it is trailing far behind. On the launch of the Centre for Mental Health's final report from its commission on equality in mental health, David Walker of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust takes an in-depth look at the recent turn of events and the implications for mental health.

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