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NHS Activity & Performance Statistics, monthly comment by The Welsh NHS Confederation

22 June 2017, 2:01 pm
Vanessa Young, Director of the Welsh NHS Confederation monthly comment on NHS Activity & Performance Statistics


Queen’s Speech delivers new patient safety legislation

21 June 2017, 4:56 pm
New legislation which could give official powers to the Health Service Safety Investigation Branch (HSSIB) has been unveiled in the Queen’s Speech.


A Healthy State of Mind: improving young people's mental fitness

21 June 2017, 1:58 pm
Localis, an independent cross-party think tank, has launched a new report on young people’s mental health. The report aims to identify what the system requires to be able to work better to both offer immediate help to those with serious conditions and a wide and flexible variety of support for all those who feel they need it.


Sean Duggan: We welcome Government commitment to prioritising mental health

21 June 2017, 1:43 pm
The Government has made a welcome commitment to prioritising mental health, Sean Duggan, chief executive of the Mental Health Network, said today (20 June) in response to the Queen's Speech.


Confed chief and members recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

19 June 2017, 12:15 pm
NHS Confederation chief executive, Niall Dickson, has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.


‘There's rarely a perfect answer’ – Vaughan Gething

15 June 2017, 4:00 pm
Vaughan Gething shared the view from NHS Wales and called for collaboration and sharing of learning with England to improve health and care in the UK.


Stevens sets out programme of action for NHS

15 June 2017, 3:15 pm
Meeting the A&E waiting time target and turning the corner on primary care investment will be key priorities for the NHS over the next 12 to 14 months, the head of NHS England has said.


Health Secretary's NHS pay comments welcomed by NHS Confederation

15 June 2017, 3:00 pm
Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents health organisations across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, today welcomed comments made by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt on NHS pay.


Jeremy Hunt outlines new government's NHS priorities at Confed17

15 June 2017, 11:30 am
On day two at Confed17, the newly reappointed health secretary outlined the the government's immediate and longer term priorities for health and social care.


Look after current staff to secure the future NHS workforce, says Ian Cumming

15 June 2017, 11:00 am
Read our summary of Ian Cumming's keynote address at day two of Confed17


‘Stop launching life rafts and start fixing the ship’ – Niall Dickson

14 June 2017, 5:30 pm
Niall Dickson calls for the government to have a national conversation on what's needed across health and social care.


Praise for progress but tough times ahead, says Mackey

14 June 2017, 5:24 pm
The head of NHS Improvement has praised system leaders for their efforts to bring the NHS’ books back into balance, but warned that tough times lie ahead.


Brexit Health Alliance to be voice of health sector as UK leaves EU

14 June 2017, 10:42 am
NHS Confederation chief executive Niall Dickson will co-chair a new alliance, formed to safeguard the interests of patients and the healthcare and research they rely on.


Confed17 opening speech by NHS Confederation chair Stephen Dorrell

14 June 2017, 9:53 am
Stephen Dorrell, chairman of the NHS Confederation, gave the opening speech at Confed17 today and told the audience of more than 1,000 NHS leaders that a thorough review of long term demand patterns in health and care is needed. His speech follows.


New report highlights ways the independent sector is working with the NHS to reduce delayed discharges of care

14 June 2017, 8:43 am
A new report from the NHS Partners Network has highlighted examples where the independent sector is working with the NHS to avoid delayed discharges of care.


Pollster shares take on what the election means for the NHS

13 June 2017, 5:18 pm
The hung parliament ushered in by Thursday’s general election could result in more money for the NHS and increased funding for non-controversial health and care initiatives, the head of healthcare research at polling company ComRes has suggested.


HRDs ‘learn, refresh and renew’ at NHS Workforce Summit

13 June 2017, 4:35 pm
Read a summary of our NHS Workforce Summit, which took place today in Liverpool as part of Confed17


Women leaders hear from 'inspirational' chief exec panel

13 June 2017, 4:30 pm
Our latest Women Leaders event saw aspiring and existing female leaders learn from the experiences of five recently appointed chief executives.


Communications Conference kick-starts Confed17

12 June 2017, 4:00 pm
Find out what happened today at our first ever comms conference, at Confed17 in Liverpool


Niall Dickson: Reappointment of Jeremy Hunt as health secretary "will provide continuity"

12 June 2017, 12:38 pm
NHS Confederation Niall Dickson today said Jeremy Hunt's reappointment as health secretary "will provide continuity"


Planning your time at Confed17? Here’s a quick guide to help you decide

9 June 2017, 10:31 pm
If you’re planning your Confed17 schedule over the next couple of days, here’s a quick guide to our unmissable two days in Liverpool.


Niall Dickson: Tribute paid to nurse killed in London attack

6 June 2017, 3:48 pm
NHS Confederation chief executive today paid tribute to nurse Kirsty Boden who was killed in the London attack.


Health service ingenuity takes centre stage

5 June 2017, 1:55 pm
Examples of health and care organisations’ ingenuity in the face of unprecedented pressures will take centre stage at Confed17, the NHS Confederation’s annual conference and exhibition on 14 and 15 June.


Brexit head-to-head kicks off Confed17

30 May 2017, 10:28 am
The communications director behind Vote Leave’s controversial campaign bus – which claimed that the £350m a week sent to the EU could be spent on the NHS – will take part in a Brexit debate at the NHS Confederation’s annual conference and exhibition.


NHS staff respond superbly to Manchester attack, says NHS Confederation

23 May 2017, 8:24 am
Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this shocking tragedy, says the head of the NHS Confederation following an attack in Manchester.


The latest NHS activity and performance statistics

18 May 2017, 11:32 am
Vanessa Young, Director, Welsh NHS Confederation said “ The latest NHS activity and performance statistics indicate that good progress is being made.


Confed17: The countdown begins

18 May 2017, 10:35 am
With just a few weeks to go until the UK’s premier gathering of senior health and care leaders, the countdown to Confed17 has officially begun!


Sean Duggan: Mental health should be a thread through STPs

18 May 2017, 9:15 am
Mental Health Network chief executive Sean Duggan has said in response to today's King's Fund report that mental health should be a golden thread throughout new models of care.


NHS Confederation: Call for a clear NHS funding approach

12 May 2017, 11:23 am
The NHS Confederation has outlined 10 proposals for the next government to support the NHS.


NHS Confederation: Parties must commit to Brexit pledges

8 May 2017, 8:31 am
The NHS Confederation has called on political parties to commit to a series of Brexit pledges.


Politicians urged to back NHS with solid manifesto commitments

3 May 2017, 8:58 am
The NHS Confederation has urged political parties to throw their weight behind the UK’s health and social care services by committing to ten policy proposals in upcoming manifestos – and delivering them when in government.


Manifesto for Better Mental Health

2 May 2017, 12:10 pm
The Mental Health Policy Group which includes the Mental Health Network has published its 2017 election manifesto


Niall Dickson: NHS spending must be linked to GDP, says NHS Confederation

2 May 2017, 9:33 am
NHS Confederation chief executive Niall Dickson calls for a health funding link to the economy


Niall Dickson: House of Commons Health Committee Brexit report right to put health 'front and centre'

28 April 2017, 9:53 am
NHS Confederation chief executive Niall Dickson has welomed today's House of Commones Health Committee report on Brexit and health and social care (28 April) and has stressed the importance of ending uncertainty for EU staff in the NHS.


New bursary scheme launched for Confed17

21 April 2017, 10:13 am
Patients across England are being invited to be part of the debate on what lies ahead for the NHS after the general election at Confed17.


Welsh NHS Confederation comment on NHS performance

20 April 2017, 3:19 pm
Welsh NHS Confederation comment on NHS performance


Analysis shows patients waiting longer for surgery could double

10 April 2017, 10:30 am
NHS Partners analysis shows number of patients waiting longer than 18 weeks for surgery could double


Lords call for independent body to assess health spending

5 April 2017, 11:11 am
A Lords Select Committee inquiry into the long-term sustainability of the NHS has echoed a number of recommendations put forward by the NHS Confederation.


Niall Dickson: NHS Confederation backs call for independent body to assess health spending

5 April 2017, 8:30 am
The NHS Confederation has given its wholehearted support to the idea of creating an independent office for health and care sustainability.


Sean Duggan: NHS England's new support for mental health of veterans can make a big difference

31 March 2017, 11:30 pm
Mental Health Network Chief Executive Sean Duggan has praised NHS England's announcement of a new mental health service for ex-armed forces veterans and service personnel who are approaching discharge.


Niall Dickson: Social care inquiry correct to highlight need for cross-party consensus

31 March 2017, 11:26 am
Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, has said the final report of the Communities and Local Government Select Committee’s Adult Social Care inquiry (March 31) is right to call for wider cross-party consensus.


David Hare: We believe the independent sector has a key role in commitments within the NHS England delivery plan

31 March 2017, 9:04 am
David Hare, Chief Executive of the NHS Partners Network, has said the NHS England delivery plan (announced 31 March 2017) includes commitments where the independent sector has a key role.


Mental health in the NHS delivery plan

31 March 2017, 8:00 am
Two years on from the publication of the NHS Five Year Forward View, NHS England has published an updated delivery plan ‘next steps on the Five Year Forward View’.


Ambitious NHS plan a ‘leap in the dark’, Confed chief warns

30 March 2017, 11:01 pm
The NHS in England has no alternative but to embark on an ambitious transformation plan that poses significant risks and is a leap in the dark, the head of the NHS Confederation has warned.


Niall Dickson: NHS England's plan is ambitious and in some respects a leap in the dark

30 March 2017, 11:01 pm
Responding to NHS England’s delivery plan (31 March 2017), Niall Dickson, the chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said we have to acknowledge that there are significant risks and in some respects it is a leap in the dark.


Sean Duggan: NHS England plan has welcome mental health focus but delayed funding is affecting services

30 March 2017, 11:01 pm
Responding to NHS England’s delivery plan (31 March 2017), Mental Health Network Chief Executive Sean Duggan said the focus mental health is welcome but the problem is missing promised funding is still significant.


Cavendish Coalition calls for workforce safeguards following Article 50

29 March 2017, 3:16 pm
A coalition of leading health and social care organisations has responded to the triggering of Article 50 by calling on the government to safeguard the UK’s ability to recruit and retain staff with the skills needed to deliver high-quality health and social care to local communities.


Brexit trade and health

29 March 2017, 11:25 am
Elisabetta Zanon recently presented at the European Public Health Alliance Brexit trade and health event, read a summary of her presentation.


Dickson: Quality of care more important issue than provider

27 March 2017, 2:59 pm
The chief executive of the NHS Confederation has stressed the need to focus on quality of care rather than what type of organisation is providing it.


Niall Dickson: Health Foundation report reflects how even tougher times lie ahead

27 March 2017, 2:40 pm
Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation, has said the Health Foundation report 'A year of plenty? An analysis of NHS finances and consultant productivity' (27 March 2017) reflects how tougher times lie ahead for the NHS. He adds that the question of who provides the care is not the issue – what matters is the quality of that care and its value for money.