Soapbox: Your political digest of all things health

06 / 07 / 2018

In its launch issue, Soapbox takes the pulse of Westminster and Brussels as the NHS celebrates its 70th anniversary and we enter a critical period in the Brexit negotiations.

With contributions from the chief executives of the NHS Confederation and its networks, a stocktake of political hits over the past 12 months and a review of politics and the NHS throughout its history, Soapbox is your viewing platform for making sense of it all.

In this edition:

  • Securing the future: Funding health and social care to the 2030s
  • Next steps for government: Our asks
  • NHS @70
  • On the NHS...
  • Red corner/Blue corner
  • Forward view from the networks
  • Health Select Committee in focus
  • Our parliamentary calendar
  • NHX-IT: The health of a nation
  • Prime Minister’s Questions

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Change the nature of the workplace to tackle NHS workforce issues | Peter Molyeux

18 / 3 / 2019 3.38pm

The announcement by the Secretary of State of a raft of measures designed to improve the mental health of NHS staff is an important and welcome one. It is a first step in the NHS making good on the NHS Ten Year Plan's desire to see employers having "a key role to play in supporting their staff to stay well and in work.” Given the higher than average sickness rates in the NHS compared to other public sector organisations, Peter Molyneux, chair of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, explains why it is important that the NHS sets the standard.

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