What I do
Don Redding is Director of Policy for National Voices, the leading coalition of health and social care charities, which brings patient, service and carer voices into national policy debates in England. He was formerly head of policy and communications at Picker Institute Europe.
Following spells as a social worker and then a health and social care journalist, Don has worked for over 20 years in a variety of communications, campaign and public affairs roles for leading national and international voluntary organisations.
He has written for 'Guardian Society', the 'Health Service Journal', 'Practical Commissioning' and the 'British Journal of Healthcare Management'; and is co-author and/or editor of various key papers and reports, with a particular focus on patient experience of health services, patient and public involvement in healthcare, and the integration of health and social care.
Don led National Voices’ work on the Health and Social Care Act 2012, helping to secure amendments which bring greater clarity to issues of governance, transparency, accountability and patient involvement in the reformed NHS.
He has also led National Voices’ work with the NHS Commissioning Board and Local Government Association to create a national system-wide ‘narrative’ to help the development of integrated care. Don is a member of the PPE group for specialised services commissioning, and of the PPI steering group of the NHS Alliance.