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Niall Dickson: "Worst case scenario" Brexit could cost £500m a year

16 October 2017, 10:36 am
Niall Dickson, co-chair of the Brexit Health Alliance, warned a "worst case scenario" Brexit could cost £500m a year as the Brexit Health Alliance published a report on reciprocal healthcare.


‘Worst case scenario’ Brexit could cost NHS £500m a year

16 October 2017, 10:07 am
Patients could suffer if a ‘worst case scenario’ Brexit ended healthcare arrangements between the UK and the EU – costing up to £500 million a year.


Worrying NHS figures demonstrate need for patients to exercise their "right to choose"

12 October 2017, 10:41 am
Worrying NHS figures demonstrate need for patients to exercise their "right to choose"


Healthcare leaders sound alarm as winter nears

11 October 2017, 3:22 pm
More than 90 per cent of health and care leaders across England are “concerned“ about their organisation's ability to cope this winter, with 62 per cent of these “extremely concerned“.


90% of health and care leaders "concerned" about ability to cope this winter

11 October 2017, 9:26 am
Poll by the NHS Confederation paints a bleak picture as the health and care system prepares for another tough winter.


Dr Howard Freeman: Independent sector delivers high quality services to NHS patients free at point of use

10 October 2017, 3:26 pm
Dr Howard Freeman, Clinical Director of the NHS Partners Network, said the independent sector is delivering high quality services to NHS patients free in response to the CQC's latest report.


Sean Duggan: Mental health funding must reach the frontline

10 October 2017, 2:54 pm
Mental Health Network Chief Executive Sean Duggan calls for mental health funding to reach the frontline in response to a CQC report into the state of healthcare.


Changing nature of demand spells precarious future for state of care, says CQC

10 October 2017, 1:18 pm
The Care Quality Commission has commended health and social care staff and their leaders for maintaining the quality of care at a time of immense challenge, but warned of an uncertain future as the system ‘strains at the seams’.


If social care goes down, we all go down, warns NHS Confederation in response to CQC report

10 October 2017, 7:07 am
If social care goes down, we all go down, warns NHS Confederation in response to the Care Quality Commission's 'State of care' report


Greater awareness of mental health brings extra pressure on services

6 October 2017, 2:22 pm
Greater awareness of mental health brings extra pressure on services


Welsh NHS Confederation respond to Services Fit for the Future, Quality and Governance in Health and Care in Wales

6 October 2017, 11:42 am
On behalf of Members the Welsh NHS Confederation responded to the Welsh Government White Paper.


Promoting the arts for Welsh health and well being

6 October 2017, 10:37 am
The value that creative arts can bring to health and well-being in Wales has been recognised with the signing of a three-year agreement between the Arts Council of Wales and the Welsh NHS Confederation.


Five things we learned at Conservative Party conference

6 October 2017, 9:01 am
Our five main takeaways from the Conservative Party's autumn gathering.


Public Health England explores health inequalities in the UK

5 October 2017, 10:53 am
Looking at key indicators of health between different economic demographics, this report examines what the determinants of health are in poorer areas. It finds a disparity in life expectancy between wealthy and poor demographics and asserts that these could be overcome with more expansive interventions at the local level as well as integrated public health services.


King's Fund analyses survey on public perceptions of the NHS

5 October 2017, 10:20 am
This report explores changing attitudes to the NHS to determine where the public fall on both the service and health policy more generally. It finds that support for the NHS remains resoundingly high, with a majority of people willing to pay more tax for a better service. Crucially, it reiterates the importance of ensuring that public are involved in any transformation plans.


Office for Life Sciences publishes advisory industrial strategy for life sciences

5 October 2017, 10:15 am
Outlining their vision for a post-Brexit Britain, this strategy looks at how the life sciences sector will be impacted by Britain’s exit from the EU. It’s principle finding is that in order to maintain Britain’s position as a leader in life sciences, it will need to maintain ongoing research and health relationships and ensure that any new agreements take life sciences into consideration.


King's Fund explores development of an accountable care model in New Zealand

5 October 2017, 10:05 am
Drawing on the example of an accountable care system developed in Canterbury New Zealand, this analysis examines what has made the system a success, areas where it could improve and what could be emulated in a UK setting. It’s core finding, that the model has improved population health, is used to make a case for a similar system in the NHS.


NAPC compares models of accountable care in the UK and USA

5 October 2017, 9:52 am
Charting a comparison in the provision of accountable care in the UK and the USA, this report describes some of the core characteristics of an accountable care model, explores how they have been put into practice and examines what their impact has been. It finds that many health leaders share a consensus on establishing a universal definition of accountable care.


The Institute of Public Care looks at the current market for adult social care

5 October 2017, 9:19 am
This paper, published by the Institute of Public Care at Oxford Brookes University, analyses changes in the English care home market over the last five years. It finds that care homes overall are reducing in number but increasing in size. The number of beds for older people is increasing, but not in line with the increase in the population of people over 85. It also finds major workforce issues, particularly in the nursing home sector.


National Housing Federation considers how housing services could relieve pressure on the NHS

5 October 2017, 8:43 am
This report from the National Housing Federation looks at the role of housing in preventing delayed transfers of care. It looks at a number of patient groups who could benefit from housing support, either in order to prevent admissions, or to support patients to leave hospital sooner. It contains several case studies of housing interventions, including evidence on cost savings to the NHS.


Sean Duggan: Prime Minister's mental health review commitment backed

4 October 2017, 2:05 pm
Sean Duggan, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Network, which is part of the NHS Confederation, today welcomed Theresa May's commitment to a Mental Health Act review


NHS Confederation office move

4 October 2017, 8:30 am
The NHS Confederation will be moving in to its new office from Monday 9 October


The Welsh NHS Confederation response to the Welsh Government’s Draft Budget

4 October 2017, 8:09 am
The Welsh Government’s Draft Budget proposes an increase of 0.8% in real terms to the overall health budget.


Niall Dickson: National Voices research shows "worrying trend"

3 October 2017, 3:01 pm
NHS Confederation chief executive Niall Dickson described the "worrying trend" in his response to National Voices' research.


Dickson: Notable omissions in health secretary’s conference speech

3 October 2017, 2:31 pm
The head of the NHS Confederation has called out the health secretary for failing to address social care and the fragile state of health services in his party conference address.


Sean Duggan: Imperative we stick to the 5YFV funding plan

3 October 2017, 2:23 pm
Mental Health Network chief executive Sean Duggan said it was imperative that the Five Year Forward View funding plan was stuck to in response to Labour figures on mental health spending.


Sean Duggan: Call to make mental health workforce fit for the future as pressure on services rises

3 October 2017, 1:40 pm
Sean Duggan, Mental Health Network chief executive, welcomed research by the Centre For Mental Health about the future mental health workforce.


Niall Dickson: Health Secretary's speech does not acknowledge 'fragile state' of healthcare services

3 October 2017, 1:36 pm
Today's (Tuesday 2 October) speech from the Health Secretary at the Conservative Party conference did not acknowledge the 'fragile state' of healthcare services, Niall Dickson has said.


Vanguard site visits launched

2 October 2017, 9:00 am
We have arranged visits to two vanguard sites for health and social care leaders to learn more about new models of care.


Niall Dickson: Do not cut beds until there are alternative services in place

29 September 2017, 1:09 pm
NHS Confederation Chief Executive Niall Dickson has warned that beds should not be cut until there are alternative services in place in response to a King's Fund report.


Four things we learned at Labour Party conference

29 September 2017, 9:50 am
Four things you may have missed from a telling four days in Brighton.


Niall Dickson takes to the 'hot seat' at UK Health Show

28 September 2017, 12:23 pm
NHS Confederation chief executive, Niall Dickson, explained the vital work of the Brexit Health Alliance to an audience of more than 200 delegates during a 'hot seat' session at the UK Health Show on 27 September.


Labour calls for £500m NHS winter bailout fund

27 September 2017, 1:58 pm
The shadow health secretary has called on the government to provide a £500m bailout fund to see the NHS through winter.


Niall Dickson: Winter crisis is an all year round crisis

27 September 2017, 8:29 am
NHS Confederation Chief Executive Niall Dickson responded to the call for a £500m winter bail-out for the NHS saying the winter crisis is now an all year round crisis.


New podcast: In conversation with… Merran McRae

26 September 2017, 12:00 pm
As part of a series of podcasts looking at new models of care, Fiona Russell from the LGA interviews Merran McRae, chief executive of Wakefield Council, to find out her thoughts on the successes and challenges highlighted by vanguards.


Health services ‘on the brink’, warns Confed

26 September 2017, 11:37 am
MPs and Peers have been warned of a health and care sector on the brink of collapse unless concerted action is taken at national and local level to support services.


Niall Dickson: Making the NHS fund the pay cap lift would be a 'disaster'

25 September 2017, 1:15 pm
Niall Dickson responds to the statement from NHS unions.


New report showcases how new care models are harnessing technology

25 September 2017, 12:26 pm
Rising demand for services, constrained funding and a multitude of workforce challenges require us to think differently about the way we deliver health and care services to meet people’s needs and expectations.


Niall Dickson: Government must fund public sector pay cap lift

25 September 2017, 12:22 pm
Niall Dickson responds to government announcements of pay rises for police and prison officers which breach the 1 per cent public sector pay cap.


Beatrice Fraenkel elected NHS Chair Representative

25 September 2017, 12:09 pm
The Mental Health Network has appointed Beatrice Fraenkel, Chair of Mersey Care Foundation Trust, to the Board.


Health & Care Women Leaders Network launches

7 September 2017, 2:30 pm
Join us for our first full-day conference for senior and aspiring women leaders working across health and care.


Niall Dickson: 'We cannot go on like this' on clinical negligence costs

7 September 2017, 8:27 am
NHS Confederation chief executive Niall Dickson has said that today's NAO report on clinical negligence costs shows the system is unsustainable.


Brexit Health Alliance: Niall Dickson: Science paper is 'step in the right direction'

6 September 2017, 3:50 pm
Brexit Health Alliance co-chair Niall Dickson has said today's science paper published by the Department for Exiting the European union is a 'step in the right direction'


Cavendish Coalition response to leaked immigration proposals

6 September 2017, 3:25 pm
"We want to work with the Government to ensure a future immigration system in which public service value is a key factor in assessing skill levels and setting entry requirements…" Danny Mortimer, co-convener, Cavendish Coalition


NHS Confederation response to NHS Providers' winter warning update

3 September 2017, 12:27 pm
The whole system, including those who commission care, as well as those who provide both health and care services, are facing very difficult choices as winter looms, says Niall Dickson.


Niall Dickson: Inaction could lead to yet more winter havoc, warns NHS Confederation

1 September 2017, 4:13 pm
Inaction could lead to yet more winter havoc, says NHS Confederation as NHS Improvement release latest report on the performance of the NHS provider sector.


PHE launch Prevention concordat

1 September 2017, 3:49 pm
Public Health England have published a mental health planning resource to coincide with the launch of a Prevention concordat for better mental health.


Niall Dickson, co-chair of Brexit Health Alliance responds to Sir John Bell's Life Sciences Industrial Strategy.

30 August 2017, 7:00 pm
Niall Dickson, co-chair of the Brexit Health Alliance responds to Sir John Bell's Life Sciences Industrial Strategy “The Government should look closely at how research could be affected by the UK leaving the EU and how we keep our leading role in international medical research".


Life sciences strategy: NHS must be ‘supported and resourced’ to play part

30 August 2017, 11:59 am
The NHS Confederation has thrown its support behind a set of recommendations designed to get the most out of the UK’s cutting-edge life sciences research.


NHS Confederation welcomes international GP recruitment drive

22 August 2017, 8:00 pm
Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, responds positively to NHS England's recent announcement about international recruitment drive