Voices of Care

Newcross Healthcare presents Voices of Care, a new podcast series hosted by healthcare market expert Suhail Mirza to discuss the issues, challenges and opportunities facing health and social care in the UK today. We are delighted to welcome wisdom and insight from leaders in NHS, private healthcare and from across social care: Sir David Nicholson, Dr Jane Townson, Professor Martin Green, Roisin Fallon-Williams and many more. Among other things, we’ll be debating how we can enable the workforce of the future through focuses on wellness, inclusion, retention, recruitment, and technology. Visit our Twitter and LinkedIn pages to get involved in the conversation.

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Wednesday May 17, 2023

Michael Manuccia, CEO of FuturU, joins Suhail Mirza on this week’s Voices of Care to discuss staff shortages and development, technology and his vision for the future.

Wednesday May 10, 2023

Helen Whyley, Director for the Royal College of Nursing in Wales, joins host Suhail Mirza on this week’s Voices of Care episode to discuss the pressures that led to industrial action, the future of nursing, diversity and much, much more.

Wednesday May 03, 2023

Sim Scavazza, Acting Chair at NHS Buckinghamshire Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care Board, sits down with Voices of Care host Suhail Mirza to discuss diversity, cultural change, innovation and the ongoing crisis the industry finds itself in.

Wednesday Apr 26, 2023

Professor Kamila Hawthorne MBE, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, joins Voices of Care host Suhail Mirza this week in a powerful interview.
Kamila speaks passionately about funding, GP shortages, technology and inequalities in the eye-opening episode.

Wednesday Apr 19, 2023

Oonagh Smyth, CEO of Skills for Care, is this week’s guest on Voices of Care and shares her valuable insight on the current state of the industry, as well as what the future has in store, with host Suhail Mirza.

Wednesday Apr 05, 2023

Ian Smith is the Chair of NHS Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care Board, who work with people in Surrey Heartlands to create better, healthier lives. They have a focus on prevention and support that’s targeted where it’s most needed to reduce the unfairness some people experience in accessing care, so nobody is left behind. Ian was previously Executive Chairman of Four Seasons Health Care and Chief Executive of the General Healthcare Group. 
In this episode of Voices of Care Ian talks to our host, Suhail Mirza, about the importance of offering career paths within the health and social care sector, the impact of the cost-of-living crisis and workforce sickness, and how vital inclusion is for retention. 

Thursday Mar 30, 2023

Tim Orchard is a consultant physician and gastroenterologist and Chief Executive of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust which provides acute and specialist healthcare in North West London for around a million and a half people every year. It is one of the largest NHS trusts in England and together with Imperial College London forms an academic health science centre. 
In this episode of Voices of Care, Tim Orchard talks to our host, Suhail Mirza, about the importance of job satisfaction and attention to health and wellbeing within the workforce, the role of technology in the health and social care sector, and how vital it is to ensure that everyone is offered the same career progression opportunities. 

Friday Mar 24, 2023

Louise Stead, CEO of the Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, has more than three decades’ experience as a nurse and features on this week’s episode of Voices of Care to discuss several insightful topics, including the future of healthcare, staff wellbeing and recruitment, with host Suhail Mirza.

Wednesday Mar 15, 2023

Richard Mitchell, the Chief Executive of University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, re-joined the Trust as chief executive in October 2021 having worked as the chief executive of Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for four years. Richard is also the Chair of the East Midlands Cancer Alliance and Midlands Regional and Talent Leadership Board.
In this episode of Voices of Care, Richard Mitchell talks to our host, Suhail Mirza, about the importance of ethical international recruitment, how looking after the health and social workforce through providing the basics is key, and why we need to move beyond hope and into delivery.

Wednesday Mar 08, 2023

This week’s guest on Voices of Care is Laura Skaife-Knight, Deputy Chief Executive at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kings Lynn. Over the past three years Laura has transformed the hospital from “basket case” into success story with a particular emphasis on staff wellbeing.
Laura sits down with host Suhail Mirza to discuss some of the initiatives she implemented at the Norfolk hospital in an insightful and refreshing conversation.

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