Our recommendations for the NHS’s new long-term plan

We have now made our formal submission to NHS England in response to its consultation on the new Ten Year Plan for the NHS.Read more

‘Evidence based interventions’ – good housekeeping, or barriers to treatment?

NHS England has put forward plans to limit the use of some interventions – often surgery – that it considers poor value for money, ineffective, or even in one or two cases unsafe. As with earlier guidelines, while we acknowledge the need to ensure NHS funds are spent wisely, we are concerned that the end result will be to shut some patients off from treatments that would be beneficial.Read more

The NHS at 70

Celebrating the NHS and looking at the challenges it facesRead more

The Patients Association supporting celebrations of the NHS at 70 at Health+Care 2018

Lisa Thomlinson, Programme Editor of the Health Plus Care conference, explains why the event organisers selected the Patients Association as this year’s official charity partnerRead more

Analysis of the Prime Minister's NHS funding announcement

What the Prime Minister's funding announcement is likely to mean for the NHS, and for patients.Read more

Our live Q&A: Your care, your choice

Watch as our helpline adviser Kevin answers your health and social care related questions.Read more

Reorganising the NHS: why all may not be as it seems

We unpick some of the controversial changes taking place in the NHS - and it's more complex than you may think.Read more

A day in the life of our helpline

Our team of helpline advisers respond to the calls, emails and letters about a wide range of concerns.Read more

The political logjam on care funding

Our Head of Policy looks at one of the major challenges for health and social care: funding.Read more

The One Show NHS Patients Awards

Want to nominate someone for The One Show NHS Patients Awards? Here's how you can thank that special someone...Read more

Why your care is so important

If we don’t talk about the standards of care we receive, then no-one will ever know and nothing can ever change.Read more

The policy environment, our role and our priorities

Our Head of Policy outlines the Patients Association's campaigning role, and the big policy challenges it faces.Read more