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Rethink Mental Illness examine co-production in CCG mental health service design and delivery

16 August 2017, 3:56 pm
National rhetoric on co-production not matched by reality, research finds.


Opportunities to learn and collaborate with the Local Growth Academy

14 August 2017, 9:38 am
Find out more about new modules taking place later this year


Danny Mortimer: NHS Confederation response to NHS performance figures

10 August 2017, 1:36 pm
NHS Confederation deputy chief executive Danny Mortimer said today's NHS performance figures show the NHS is unsustainable.


Funded Nursing Care Supreme Court ruling will help steer future of health and social care in Wales

2 August 2017, 3:28 pm
Funded Nursing Care Supreme Court ruling will help steer future of health and social care in Wales


Patients at risk in Brexit negotiations, Brexit Health Alliance warns

1 August 2017, 9:34 am
The Brexit Health Alliance, which is co-chaired by NHS Confederation chief executive Niall Dickson, has called on the government to protect the interests of patients in the Brexit negotiations with the EU.


Patients 'at risk' in Brexit negotiations, healthcare organisations warn

31 July 2017, 11:30 pm
An alliance of leading healthcare organisations has called on the government to protect the interests of patients in Brexit negotiations with the EU.


Sean Duggan: Mental health service plan 'step in right direction'

31 July 2017, 1:14 pm
The government and NHS England's plans for changes to mental health services by 2021 are a "step in the right direction", Sean Duggan, chief executive of the Mental Health Network, has said (31 July).


New CQC report on the state of care in mental health services

21 July 2017, 3:07 pm
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has launched the findings from its comprehensive review of mental health services.


Niall Dickson: NHS Confederation response to the progress dashboard for STPs

21 July 2017, 12:43 pm
NHS Confederation chief executive Niall Dickson said publication of today's STP dashboard showed ratings are a mixed blessing.


Sean Duggan: King's Fund research emphasis on systematic approach welcome

20 July 2017, 1:09 pm
Mental Health Network chief executive Sean Duggan has said today's King's Fund research emphasis on a systematic approach is welcome.


NHS Wales Activity and Performance Statistics Response July 2017

20 July 2017, 10:27 am


Sean Duggan: Mental Health Network response to CQC State of care in mental health services report

20 July 2017, 8:00 am
Mental Health Network chief executive Sean Duggan has said today's CQC State of care in mental health services report makes for difficult reading.


'Strongest' STPs receive £325m investment

19 July 2017, 12:08 pm
Fifteen sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) will share in £325m of capital investment to take forward transformation projects.


Niall Dickson: £325m for STPs "a small step in the right direction"

19 July 2017, 9:08 am
NHS Confederation chief executive Niall Dickson has said today's announcement of £325m extra funding for STPs is "a small step in the right direction".


Supporting the ageing agenda

18 July 2017, 8:30 am
Representatives from health, academia, the private sector and the third sector gathered in Cambridgeshire to explore new ways of working to support healthier ageing.


MHN opens nominations process for new board members

17 July 2017, 3:30 pm
The Mental Health Network (MHN) is currently seeking nominations for the position of NHS Chair representative on its board.


Niall Dickson: NHS Confederation responds to new ambulance response targets

14 July 2017, 10:13 am
NHS Confederation chief executive Niall Dickson has responded to NHS England's announcement on new ambulance response targets.


Niall Dickson: NHS Confederation response to NHS Resolution report on clinical negligence cost

14 July 2017, 8:11 am
NHS Confederation chief executive Niall Dickson has said today's NHS Resolution report on clinical negligence costs shows we cannot go on like this.


David Hare: Worrying NHS figures demonstrate need for patients to exercise their “right to choose”

13 July 2017, 4:02 pm
NHS Partners Network chief executive David Hare has said NHS performance figures show it has never been more important for patients to exercise their right to choose


Niall Dickson: NHS Confederation response to CQC Quality Matters report

12 July 2017, 2:23 pm
NHS Confederation chief executive Niall Dickson has today said the CQC's Quality Matters report is important milestone in changing services


Boards required to designate executive with data security responsibility

12 July 2017, 2:00 pm
Every NHS board in England will be required to designate an executive board member responsible for data and cyber security, under government plans to bolster data security and increase cyber resilience across the health and care sector.


Niall Dickson: NHS Confederation response to King's Fund analysis on public health spending

12 July 2017, 7:59 am
NHS Confederation chief executive Niall Dickson has said today's King's Fund analysis of public health spending shows cuts are self defeating while looking to transform care.


Niall Dickson: Brexit Health Alliance welcomes collaborative EU relationship

11 July 2017, 1:38 pm
Brexit Health Alliance co chair Niall Dickson has welcomed the commitment by the secretaries of state to seek a collaborative relationship with the EU.


Parliamentary Review interim report: Final report needs to tackle long term funding for health and social care

11 July 2017, 12:19 pm
Parliamentary Review interim report: Final report needs to tackle long term funding for health and social care


Responding to the publication of the Wales Audit Office (WAO) report on the NHS Finance Wales Act 2014

10 July 2017, 1:54 pm
Welsh NHS Confederation respond to the publication of the WAO report on the NHS Finance Wales Act 2014


Sean Duggan: Mental Health Network response to NHS Providers' report

7 July 2017, 8:20 am
Mental Health Network chief executive Sean Duggan has called for greater mental health care investment in response to today's NHS Providers' report.


Response to Health Education and Improvement Wales transition update from Welsh Government

6 July 2017, 2:51 pm
Vanessa Young, Director of the Welsh NHS Confederation welcomed the Cabinet Secretary’s update on the establishment of Health Education and Improvement Wales


Niall Dickson: Government needs to announce ring-fenced funding for transformation

6 July 2017, 8:12 am
NHS Confederation chief executive Niall Dickson has said today's HFMA report shows that government needs to announce ring-fenced funding for transformation.


Responding to New Treatment Fund Progress Report from the Welsh Government

5 July 2017, 12:38 pm
Welsh NHS Confederation respond to New Treatment Fund Progress Report from the Welsh Government


Children’s Commissioner reveals millions of children living in ‘high risk’ environments

5 July 2017, 11:00 am
Commissioner calls for action to protect millions of vulnerable children.


Leading health organisations join forces to increase transparency and tackle stigma of mental health in Wales

30 June 2017, 10:09 am
The Welsh NHS Confederation and the Wales Alliance for Mental Health (WAMH) convened a round-table discussion to explore how they can work together to tackle challenges facing individuals with mental health problems in Wales.


Integrated services can help improve well-being

29 June 2017, 1:33 pm
‘More can be achieved together’, is a key theme that runs through a series of person centred case studies released by the Welsh NHS Confederation and ADSS Cymru.


Welsh NHS Confederation respond to the publication of the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee report on medical recruitment

29 June 2017, 8:22 am
Vanessa Young, Director of the Welsh NHS Confederation responds.


Mental Health Alliance report outlines Mental Health Act concerns

28 June 2017, 4:05 pm
Alliance warns the legislation overlooks the dignity and human rights of people with mental illness.


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.


Brexit negotiations underway

19 June 2017, 5:00 pm
The first of the Article 50 negotiations took place on 19 June, with the European Commission and UK government agreeing terms of reference – the guiding principles for the negotiations.


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.