NHS Confederation


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NHS Confederation

An independent body with representatives from multiple NHS organisations—strategic health authorities, primary care trusts, hospital trusts, ambulance trusts, mental health trusts, care trusts and so on—which lobbies government on behalf of its members. It is a central conduit of information between members and influences national policy by bringing together the full range of NHS bodies to transform health services.
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In response to Mr Bennett's comments, the Welsh NHS Confederation, representing Wales' seven local health boards and three NHS Trusts, said a recent survey showed 91% of patients were satisfied with the care at their last hospital appointment and 96% said they were treated with dignity.
But the NHS Confederation warned: "It will be an immense task just to stabilise the service.
The NHS Confederation, which represents health organisations, said that "workforce is now their number one challenge".
LIVERPOOL NHS Confederation annual conference at ACC Liverpool.
AT a time when the NHS is overrun with financial difficulties, Vanessa Young, director of the NHS Confederation in Wales, wants a "shift in focus" with resources moving from hospitals to the community.
THE NHS Confederation has launched an independent commission focused on improving urgent and emergency care for older adults both within and outside of the hospital setting.
The Welsh NHS Confederation will be using its visit to the Royal Welsh Show today to draw attention to the likely effects of welfare reform on people in Wales and the subsequent impacts on the health service across the country.
Workers gathered outside the ECHO Arena where Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt was addressing delegates at the NHS Confederation yesterday.
And they told an NHS Confederation survey a long cold winter sparking a rush to A&E "would be all it takes to bring many depart ments to breaking point".
The NHS Confederation, which carried out the survey, said unless urgent action is taken a number of NHS trusts could be pushed "over the cliff edge and into financial failure".
Tony Halsall, former chief executive of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust stepped down in February 2012 to work on secondment for the NHS Confederation.
A new report by the NHS Confederation says that while use of NHS funds to plug the shortfall now is a "necessary sticking plaster", continued dipping into healthcare coffers would have a severe impact on patients.