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Emergency care departments heading for 'worst winter on record', says new BMA analysis

07 / 12 / 2018 12.47pm

Hospital emergency care departments in England are heading for “the worst winter on record” and will need up to 10,000 more beds to care for patients safely, according to new analysis from the British Medical Association (BMA).

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Review of Mental Health Act helps tackle inequality of access and outcomes

Mental health network

06 / 12 / 2018 10am

The Mental Health Network responds to the publication of the independent review of the Mental Health Act

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Principles for mental health in the NHS long-term plan

Mental health network

05 / 12 / 2018 8am

The Mental Health Policy Group is pleased to present this Consensus Statement with partner organisations committed to improving the lives of people with mental health problems.

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Welsh NHS Confederation respond to EAAL Committee report on how prepared the NHS is for Brexit


03 / 12 / 2018 2.41pm

The Welsh NHS Confederation give their response to the Welsh EAAL Committee report on how prepared the NHS is for Brexit

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Brexit Health Alliance meets with MPs

Brexit Health Alliance

29 / 11 / 2018 8am

Members of the Brexit Health Alliance put their views on Brexit and health to Lords and MPs

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Healthcare leaders welcome PM’s pledge to make sure patients cared for at home or in community

Community Network

22 / 11 / 2018 3.10pm

Government plans to ensure more NHS patients are cared for at home and in their community to avoid them going into hospital unnecessarily were welcomed by community healthcare leaders.

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NHS Partners Network rebrands itself as the “Independent Healthcare Providers Network”

Independent Healthcare Providers Network

16 / 11 / 2018 11.06am

Following the expansion of its remit earlier this year to cover both NHS and privately funded healthcare in the independent sector, the NHS Partners Network has announced that from 16 November, the trade association will be known as the “Independent Healthcare Providers Network”.

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NHS long-term plan must let local systems lead, says new report based on provider and commissioner views

16 / 11 / 2018 9.28am

The NHS long-term plan must help bring about a “breakthrough” in the development of local health and care systems by allowing them greater freedom and minimising central control, according to a new report based on the views of NHS Confederation members.

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Delivering UK’s withdrawal from EU would remove ‘no deal’ uncertainty, says Brexit Health Alliance

Brexit Health Alliance

15 / 11 / 2018 4.20pm

The Brexit Health Alliance (BHA) today welcomed the agreement on the terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

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Booking opens for Mental Health Network conference

Mental health network

15 / 11 / 2018 9.05am

​ Early bird booking is now open for the 2019 Mental Health Network Annual Conference and Exhibition, which will be held at the King’s Fund in London on 14 March 2019.

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A new Davos for health? International lessons from this year’s WISH conference | Layla McCay

12 / 12 / 2018 10.35am

As a forum for world healthcare leaders, Layla McCay, director of international relations at the NHS Confederation, found WISH in Qatar to be more than just a conference.

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