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Politicians’ fears of public opposition to NHS changes are misplaced – NHS Confed

Politicians’ fears of public opposition to NHS changes are misplaced – NHS Confed

Politicians’ fears of public opposition to NHS changes are misplaced, finds NHS Confederation survey Poll shows public ready to support evidence-based change, and want more information on health service finance to engage in ‘honest debate’ Vital changes to local NHS services will not necessarily engender the opposition from patients and the public that politicians expect, […]

22nd October 2014 | By | Reply More
NHS Confederation responds to Nick Clegg’s conference speech

NHS Confederation responds to Nick Clegg’s conference speech

Rob Webster, chief executive of the NHS Confederation responds to Nick Clegg’s conference speech Rob Webster, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said: “We welcome Nick Clegg’s approach which sets out a clear direction for the Liberal Democrats regarding mental health. The clear commitment to reducing waiting times and supporting talking therapies for those wanting […]

8th October 2014 | By | Reply More
Healthcare professionals respond to David Cameron’s speech

Healthcare professionals respond to David Cameron’s speech

Rob Webster, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said: “Mr Cameron has set out his commitment to invest in the NHS until 2020. This includes a welcome announcement on protecting NHS funding in real terms for 5 years. We recognise that this requires some early choices on investment elsewhere. We will need to wait for […]

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Politicians of all parties must play a full part in securing a sustainable future for the health service

Politicians of all parties must play a full part in securing a sustainable future for the health service

Responding to health secretary Jeremy Hunt’s speech to the 2014 Conservative Party conference, NHS Confederation chief executive Rob Webster said: “Politicians of all parties must play a full part in securing a sustainable future for the health service and social care so it is vital that the NHS does not become a political football. As we […]

30th September 2014 | By | Reply More
Investment for transformation is key part of jigsaw; commitment to allowing local services to lead change is equally vital – NHS Confederation

Investment for transformation is key part of jigsaw; commitment to allowing local services to lead change is equally vital – NHS Confederation

Responding to Ed Miliband’s speech to the Labour party 2014 annual conference, NHS Confederation chief executive Rob Webster said:   “Ed Miliband’s commitment to invest £12.5 billion in the health service over five years is a welcome piece of the jigsaw on future NHS funding, but only part of the picture. We will wait for the whole image […]

24th September 2014 | By | Reply More
LGA & NHS confederation respond to Barker Commission Report

LGA & NHS confederation respond to Barker Commission Report

Responding to the Barker Commission report proposing the reshaping of health and social care around need, a spokesman from the Local Government Association, said:   “This is a helpful and thoughtful report much of which echoes what local government has long been saying about the need for integrated health and social care and the urgent […]

4th September 2014 | By | Reply More
NHS Confederation and NHS Employers responds to CQC consultations

NHS Confederation and NHS Employers responds to CQC consultations

NHS Confederation and NHS Employers responds to CQC consultations on ‘duty of candour’ and ‘fit and proper persons’ Rob Webster, chief executive at the NHS Confederation, said: “We welcome the opportunity to provide views on the CQC’s new guidance on “duty of candour” and the “fit and proper persons” requirements. It is right that breaches […]

25th July 2014 | By | Reply More
New resource to support Health and Wellbeing Boards respond to Winterbourne View

New resource to support Health and Wellbeing Boards respond to Winterbourne View

A new resource to support Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBs) make full use of their leadership role in creating personalised, local community-based support for individuals and their families has been published by the NHS Confederation. Developed in partnership with the Local Government Association (LGA), NHS England, Regional Voices, and grant-funded by the Department of Health, […]

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