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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.

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.

NHS Reset: Gazing into the future | Niall Dickson

01 / 6 / 2020 10.17am

We are moving towards a tentative but shared vision of how a different approach to health and care could be delivered, says Niall Dickson in his latest blog.

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Controversy in PCN world: musings of a clinical director | Dr Tayo Kufeji

PCN Network

30 / 5 / 2020 9.56am

GP practices have until 31 May to decide their involvement in the primary care network DES (direct enhanced service). Here, Dr Tayo Kufeji, a GP and PCN clinical director, reflects on his PCN's journey and why the DES provides a golden opportunity for primary care.

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NHS Reset: The value of public scrutiny in resetting the NHS | Ed Hammond

28 / 5 / 2020 7.35am

As we look to reset the NHS, Ed Hammond gives valuable insight into good governance and scrutiny for the task ahead.

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NHS Reset: Working together to reset health and care | Imelda Redmond

26 / 5 / 2020 7.33am

Listening to service user experience is a vital part of resetting the NHS, explains Imelda Redmond.

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NHS Reset: “Time to fix the plane, even if we are at 35,000 feet” | Niall Dickson

26 / 5 / 2020 6.30am

All players in the heath sector need to contribute to the debate on resetting the NHS, reports Niall Dickson in this latest blog.

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A very different kind of Mental Health Awareness Week in Wales


22 / 5 / 2020 4.08pm

Callum Hughes, Policy and Research Officer at the Welsh NHS Confederation gives his thoughts on a very different Mental Health Awareness Week in Wales

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One act of kindness can change another person’s future | Dr Phil Moore

21 / 5 / 2020 8.16am

Kindness is this year's theme for Mental Health Awareness Week. Here, Dr Phil Moore tells us more about the important role it plays in people's wellbeing.

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NHS Reset: Reflections and learning from COVID-19 | Nick Kirby

20 / 5 / 2020 8.57am

As we enter phase two of the pandemic, Nick Kirby identifies themes crucial to handling it, but also critical for long-term health and care.

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NHS Reset: Time for the partnerships we always needed | Neil Tester

18 / 5 / 2020 9.03am

England's health and care charities have a key role to play in reshaping country's health and care systems, reports Neil Tester as he takes us through how the sectors can work more closely together.

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NHS Reset: We are at a crossroads – which way now? | Niall Dickson

17 / 5 / 2020 3.01pm

Past experience shows that structural change almost never delivers what's expected. But structures do matter, affecting performance and quality of care. Niall Dickson delves into what could lay ahead for the NHS as a result of learnings from COVID-19.

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