Tag: NHS Confederation

The CQC must do more to demonstrate it delivers value for money

The CQC must do more to demonstrate it delivers value for money

The CQC must do more to demonstrate it delivers value for money and is capable of assessing new models of care, NHS Confederation has argued. In a written submission to the Health Select Committee’s inquiry into the future of the regulator, the Confed said that its members broadly supported the CQC’s new 2016-21 strategy. Its […]

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NHS Confederation fully supports the Health Foundation and King’s Fund report about a Transformation Fund

NHS Confederation fully supports the Health Foundation and King’s Fund report about a Transformation Fund

Responding to a report on transformation funding entitled Making change possible: A Transformation Fund for the NHS by the think-tanks the Health Foundation and The King’s Fund, Dr Johnny Marshall, director of policy at the NHS Confederation, said:   “The NHS Confederation fully supports today’s report which calls for a national dedicated fund to drive […]

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NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network comments on NCISH mental illness report

NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network comments on NCISH mental illness report

The NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network responds to the University of Manchester’s National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness (NCISH) report, published today (Wednesday 22 July 2015).   Stephen Dalton, chief executive of the Mental Health Network, said:   “We welcome the publication of this important report. Suicide is a […]

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NHS Confederation welcomes Healthwatch’s focus on joined-up, patient-focused healthcare

NHS Confederation welcomes Healthwatch’s focus on joined-up, patient-focused healthcare

Responding to today’s ‘Safely Home’ report by independent consumer champion Healthwatch, the NHS Confederation has welcomed the report’s focus on individual patient experience and good system-wide healthcare coordination.   Phil McCarvill, deputy policy director of the NHS Confederation, said:   “Every patient has a story about their care and the vast majority are positive, but […]

21st July 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
The art of the possible: community health services’ role in new care models

The art of the possible: community health services’ role in new care models

New, joined up models of care being developed by the NHS risk overlooking the full potential of community health services which are vital for their success, according to a discussion paper launched today by the NHS Confederation Community Health Services Forum. Community health covers a broad range of ‘cradle to grave’ services including community and district […]

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NHS Confederation welcomes Jeremy Hunt’s focus on a more human centred NHS

NHS Confederation welcomes Jeremy Hunt’s focus on a more human centred NHS

The NHS Confederation has responded to today’s speech by health secretary Jeremy Hunt, welcoming his focus on empowerment of NHS patients and staff and the commitments to locally led change, more transparency and a culture of improvement rather than blame.   On the creation of a new body NHS Improvement, with a hosted team modelled on […]

16th July 2015 | By | Reply More
Physician census demonstrates support for seven-day care

Physician census demonstrates support for seven-day care

NHS Employers has responded to the census of consultant physicians in the UK produced by the Royal College of Physicians.   Paul Wallace, director of employment relations & reward at the NHS Employers organisation, said:   “This welcome report demonstrates the support for seven-day care and the need to review current provision. It also shows […]

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Simplifying hospital waiting time measures so providers are no longer penalised is a welcome step

Simplifying hospital waiting time measures so providers are no longer penalised is a welcome step

Commenting on the announcement on waiting time standards, NHS Confederation Chief Executive Rob Webster said:   “Simplifying hospital waiting time measures so that providers are no longer penalised for doing the right thing for patients is a welcome step.   “Our members have told us that we need targets which are evidence based, reflect what matters […]

4th June 2015 | By | Reply More
Equality leaders join forces to promote their ideas throughout the NHS

Equality leaders join forces to promote their ideas throughout the NHS

Twenty-five organisations today joined forces to develop and promote equality in the NHS workplace in 2015/16.   These new ‘Equality and Diversity Partners’ have been selected by NHS Employers from 42 organisations which applied to be members of the partners scheme. Membership will help them to network with each other and the wider NHS, expanding on […]

13th May 2015 | By | Reply More
Jeremy Hunt reappointed as Secretary of State for Health

Jeremy Hunt reappointed as Secretary of State for Health

Following Jeremy Hunt’s retention of his South West Surrey seat in the general election last week and the subsequent cabinet reshuffle David Cameron has just confirmed Jeremy Hunt’s reappointment as the Secretary of State for Health. NHS Confederation Chief Executive Rob Webster commented: “I would like to congratulate Jeremy Hunt on his reappointment and I look forward to continuing […]

11th May 2015 | By | Reply More
NHS Employers responds to King’s Fund report on the NHS workforce

NHS Employers responds to King’s Fund report on the NHS workforce

Responding to the King’s Fund report ‘Workforce Planning In The NHS’, published today, Danny Mortimer, chief executive of the NHS Employers organisation, said:   “The Kings Fund report is a useful addition to current thinking on planning the NHS workforce.  Workforce planning doesn’t of course exist in isolation but is informed by clarity in service planning. […]

29th April 2015 | By | Reply More
NHS Confederation responds to party political manifestos

NHS Confederation responds to party political manifestos

Commenting on the publication of the party political manifestos, which include new commitments, arbitrary targets on increases for some staff groups and scant mention of social care funding, Rob Webster, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said:  “The NHS is facing some of the biggest service and financial challenges in its history. If we are […]

16th April 2015 | By | Reply More

Commission on urgent care for older people launched by NHS Confederation

An independent commission to drive improvements in urgent and emergency care for older people in and outside of hospitals is being launched today by the NHS Confederation. The Commission on improving urgent care for older people is a joint initiative of the Confederation’s three forums, the Community Health Services Forum, the Hospitals Forum and the […]

25th March 2015 | By | Reply More
NHS Confederation response to NHS England’s plans for redesigning care

NHS Confederation response to NHS England’s plans for redesigning care

Responding to NHS England’s announcement on transforming patient care, Rob Webster, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said: “Today’s naming of 29 vanguard sites, many of which are our members, is to be welcomed.   “Improving services by helping different parts of health and social care work better together is essential for the future of […]

10th March 2015 | By | Reply More
Getting the sums right – How to sustainably finance personal health budgets

Getting the sums right – How to sustainably finance personal health budgets

Personal health budgets are “complex” to introduce but the financial challenges of implementing them can be minimised if providers and commissioners work together,  according to a briefing paper published yesterday ahead of their expansion from next month. Getting the sums right – How to sustainably finance personal health budgets is published by the NHS Confederation […]

6th March 2015 | By | Reply More
The Blue Light Programme will help NHS staff have the resilience they need to save lives

The Blue Light Programme will help NHS staff have the resilience they need to save lives

Danny Mortimer, chief executive of the NHS Employers organisation, has welcomed the Blue Light Programme announced by charity Mind today: “Society asks front-line emergency staff to respond to some of the most extreme events in our communities. This can take a toll on their health and having the right support within the workplace makes all […]

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NHS Confederation responds to CQC guidance on openness and transparency

NHS Confederation responds to CQC guidance on openness and transparency

Rob Webster, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said: “We must ensure that we retain the confidence and commitment of the public to the NHS. This means we support anything that will enhance transparency and build a more open culture – while making sure those responsible for neglect, abuse or poor care are held accountable […]

20th November 2014 | By | Reply More
Data can drive up standards in care says NHS Confederation

Data can drive up standards in care says NHS Confederation

Commenting on the launch of MyNHS at the Foundation Trust Network Conference, Rob  Webster, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said: “Having comparative data on the quality of services is an essential part of improving care. Data that are owned by clinicians and accessible to the public can drive up standards in care. This will […]

19th November 2014 | By | Reply More
NHS Confederation, NHS Employers and NHS Partners responds to NHS England’s Five Year Forward View

NHS Confederation, NHS Employers and NHS Partners responds to NHS England’s Five Year Forward View

Welcoming NHS England’s Five Year Forward View, NHS Confederation chief executive Rob Webster, said: On Leading Change “The NHS requires a new burning ambition that we can all get behind – one that will deliver a 21st century health and care system for the future. The Five Year Forward View provides many of the elements […]

23rd October 2014 | By | Reply More
NHS Confederation comments on State of Care report

NHS Confederation comments on State of Care report

NHS Confederation responds to CQC State of Care report Rob Webster, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said:  “We know you cannot inspect quality into services. Quality and value is the primary responsibility of Boards, NHS leaders, staff and teams. Inspection by external teams, including individuals with expertise gained as both professionals and patients, is a […]

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