Soapbox: Party conference edition

24 / 09 / 2018

Featuring commentary from across the political spectrum and healthcare sector, Soapbox is your go-to guide to the big issues facing health and social care.

With contributions from MPs including Matt Hancock, Jon Ashworth, Sarah Wollaston and Norman Lamb, Soapbox scratches beneath the surface, tackling issues including social care, rural health, funding and transformation head on.

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  • Sheena Cumiskey, Chief Executive, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Niall Dickson, Chief Executive, NHS Confederation
  • Cllr Ian Hudspeth, chair of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board
  • Sharon Hodgson, Shadow Minister for Public Health
  • Alan Mak MP
  • Mike Thompson, Chief Executive, Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive, NHS Employers
  • Heather Moorhead, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Confederation
  • Vanessa Young, Chief Executive, Welsh NHS Confederation
  • Julie Wood, Chief Executive, NHS Clinical Commissioners
  • David Hare, Chief Executive, NHS Partners Network
  • Sean Duggan, Chief Executive, Mental Health Network
  • Michael Wood, Local Growth Adviser, NHS Confederation

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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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