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As NHS Sustainability Day approaches, what can we learn from the trusts who are doing it right, asks Matthew Abbott

An important fixture in any healthcare professional’s diary, NHS Sustainability Day falls on 27 March. In the three years the campaign has been running it has managed to increase the amount of debate on sustainable healthcare practices to new levels, inspiring hundreds of NHS Trusts and healthcare providers to examine their own practices. Such has … Continue reading

Less rhetoric, more action – the people of Wales need us to push through change, says Helen Birtwhistle

“The NHS must change or die by 2020.” The stark statement is from the Bevan Commission, a group set up by the Welsh health minister to provide independent scrutiny and analysis of the Welsh health service. It is this statement that provided the inspiration for a paper published today (16 January) by the Welsh NHS … Continue reading

Reconfiguration rhetoric is a difficult political discourse, but no longer can we shy away from the conversation, says Dr Phillip Lee MP

In the wake of the Francis report and Mid-Staffordshire scandals, it has recently come to light that a further 14 trusts are under investigation due to unnecessary deaths and appalling mismanagement. There may be more. It is clear that our current system of healthcare regulation has failed. More importantly, this has meant that the NHS … Continue reading

NHS Voices is the NHS Confederation’s new blog for NHS leaders

We want it to provide a new space for our members – and leaders from all parts of the healthcare sector – to come together, raise issues, share ideas and debate ways forward. I hope you will find it an informative and honest view of what is happening on the ground in the NHS. If … Continue reading


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