This joint campaign by Nursing Standard and the Patients Association aims to tackle poor care and the causes of poor care.To read more...
The Patients Association has launched a new series of campaigns on issues that affect patients in primary care. The key issues we are focusing on are:
- Communication and respect
- Removal from GP lists
Click here to read more about these campaigns.
Throughout 2010 and 2011 we were hearing from patients and healthcare
professionals about cuts to services and longer waiting times for
elective operations and other services. We have been working hard to uncover the true extent of how long patients are waiting for the treatment they need.Read more...
Health and Social Care Act
Back in July 2010, the Coalition Government announced the biggest shake up of the NHS since its inception back in 1948. Read more about our concerns regarding these changes and what we are doing to try and ensure the patient voice is at the heart of any changes to the NHS
We hear too many stories on our Helpline about patients who have suffered from malnutrition whilst in the healthcare system. The issue of malnutrition in older patients who are in hospital has been a common theme in our Patient Stories reports over the last two years.
To many people it will seem incredible that at the beginning of the twenty first century we are still talking about the issue of pain management in patients in the UK. But for many patients - particularly the elderly - living with chronic pain is an issue that they are facing every day.Read more...
In 2010 the Patients Association published 'Listen to Patients, Speak up for Change' a collection of 17 firsthand accounts of appalling care of elderly patients in hospitals. Read about how our campaign resulted in nationwide press coverage and led to the Care Quality Commission carrying out 100 random inspections of hosptials.
Network for Patients
We set up the Network for Patients in the run up to the last election in 2010. By joining together with over 30 other health and social care charities we are able to speak together as a united voice on the health and social care issues that effect us all.Read more
All Party Parliamentary Group
We set up the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Patient and Public Involvement in Health and Social Care in January 2011. Read more about how this group ensures the patient voice is heard at the heart of Westminster.Read more
To download our research publications, please click on the link below.Read more...