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.

NHS Reset: A green NHS reset | Catherine Hope-MacLellan and Yulia Omer

23 / 10 / 2020 7.21am

Catherine Hope-MacLellan, lead executive for sustainability at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and Yulia Omer, sustainability researcher, discuss the importance of climate action before, during and after COVID-19.

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Exploring the evolving commissioning landscape | Louise Patten

21 / 10 / 2020 10.06am

There has never been a more important time to come together, share experiences and discuss the role of CCGs in an evolving commissioning landscape. Louise Patten announces the content and format of NHS Clinical Commissioners annual members event.

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‘Hello, my name is… and my pronouns are…’ | Eddy Phillips

LGBTQ Network

21 / 10 / 2020 8.30am

On International Pronouns Day 2020, Eddy Phillips blogs on why pronouns can build a more compassionate relationship between health staff and trans patients.

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Why I’m talking to comms people about race | Leicia Feare

19 / 10 / 2020 7am

Leicia Feare, communications and engagement lead for the NHS Diabetes Programme, shares her views and advice on what NHS communications professionals need to do to better engage with black, Asian and minority ethnic audiences

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The state of care at a time of crisis | Teju Sogbetun

16 / 10 / 2020 9am

Teju Sogbetun digests the CQC's latest assessment of the state of care in England.

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NHS Reset: New approaches in rehabilitation | Phillip Anderson

16 / 10 / 2020 8.57am

Phillip Anderson explores what's needed to bring about a fundamental shift in community rehabilitation.

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NHS Reset: Freedom to speak up in the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond | Dr Henrietta Hughes OBE

15 / 10 / 2020 7.40am

Dr Henrietta Hughes OBE, National Guardian for the NHS, explains why we need to learn lessons from staff experience of the pandemic as we move into winter.

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Reflections on VC in the time of CV | Allan Wardhaugh


14 / 10 / 2020 10.46am

Allan Wardhaugh, a Paediatric Intensivist and CCIO in Cardiff & Vale UHB, and a Clinical Lead for the National VC Proramme writes about the roll out of the NHS Wales Video Consulting Service

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NHS Reset: Mental health and COVID-19: Preparing for rising levels of distress | Paula Lavis and Andy Bell

13 / 10 / 2020 7.40am

In this blog, Paula Lavis of the Mental Health Network and Andy Bell of the Centre for Mental Health, look at the predictions for mental health needs of England’s population and highlight forecasting tools and modelling work to support systems in working out the additional demand and costs for their populations.

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Restoring children’s health services now – safe, feasible and much in need | Professor Steve Turner

09 / 10 / 2020 7am

Professor Steve Turner, officer for Scotland at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, highlights why child health services can and must return to business as usual this winter.

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