Wellbeing East Midlands - Health & Social Care in the East Midlands



Wellbeing East Midlands is the name of Regional Voices Health and Social Network in the East Midlands. 

For further information about Regional Voices visit www.regionalvoices.org

The Wellbeing East Midlands Network is open to organisations which:

  • work in or with the voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors;
  • have an interest in health and social care issues; and
  • operate for the benefit of communities in the East Midlands.

There are over 500 members signed up to the Wellbeing East Midlands Network. Through the network, organisations recieve information about regional and national health policy and implementation issues - a key part of the Regional Voices' national project to develop better partnerships between the NHS and the sector there is also an opportunity for organisations to feedback to influence system partners.

 *From the 1st October 2015 One East Midlands, Regional Voices Health & Social Care Network is being managed by selfhelp UK

Email wellbeing@selfhelp.org.uk if you would like to join either the Wellbeing East or Wellbeing East Midlands networks or if you have any news, events or resources you would like to share with network members.

Wellbeing East Midlands e-bulletins

Wellbeing East Midlands also produces a monthly e-bulletin to keep health & social care organisations up-to-date with key regional and national policy issues

Email wellbeing@selfhelp.org.uk if you would like to join our Wellbeing East Midlands network or if you have any news, events or resources you would like to share with network members. 

Archive issues of the monthly e-bulletin can be downloaded below.

Who’s Who

Along with the other regional organisations that make up Regional Voices; Wellbeing East Midlands produces a Who’s Who to support VCS organisations to make contact with people in the new health and care structures in the East Midlands.

The Wellbeing East Midlands Who's Who directory includes clinical commissioning groups, health and wellbeing boards, local Healthwatch organisations, commissioning support units, Care Quality Commission, NHS trusts and directors of adult social services and children’s services.

You can also access the Directory at www.oneeastmidlands.org.uk/whoswhoeastmidshealthsocialcare

Contact Us

Please email Wellbeing East Midlands at wellbeing@selfhelp.org.uk  Or contact Jayne Quantrill, Health and Wellbeing Coordinator Wellbeing East Midlands jayne.quantrill@selfhelp.org.uk  mobile telephone number: 07508490731

Better Data

Across England a diverse range of third sector organisations are grappling with the need to access ‘Better Data’ in order to develop robust business plans and help inform the design of effective public services of the future. 

The ‘Better Data’ agenda can be defined any initiative which enables third sector and public sector partners to effectively utilise and share available data, intelligence and evidence for the purposes of business planning, service design and service delivery to meet the assessed health and wellbeing needs of local populations.

‘Better Data’ initiatives represent a clear ‘Market Development’ opportunity to help stimulate future innovation in the integration, design and delivery of health and wellbeing provision.

One East Midlands, part of Regional Voices (www.regionalvoices.org), a member of the Health and Care Voluntary Sector Partnership (http://voluntarysectorhealthcare.org.uk), Public Health England and ConnectMore Solutions have been working collaboratively on a project to support third sector organisations use ‘open or free’ data sources effectively to support business case development.organisations use ‘open or free’ data sources effectively to support business case development.

The project operatives under the banner of ‘Better Data: Making the third sector business case for health improvement in the East Midlands’ and has been designed to support the development of the wider integration and transformation agenda across health and social care. For further information click here.

Building Evidence report findings: December 2015

This report is the culmination of the strategic partners funded work undertaken in 2014/15 and summarises the development of the ‘Better Data’ agenda across England. The paper presents the key findings from a series of telephone surveys designed to assess the presence health and wellbeing of data sharing between Public Health England and regional third sector infrastructure organisations in each of England’s nine regions.

The surveys revealed pioneering work already taking place between third sector partners and public sector organisations operating at the forefront of health and wellbeing notably in East Midlands, London and Yorkshire and Humber.

This paper presents the findings of this survey and explores how the ‘Better Data’ agenda could be evolved in future and its affinity with two key strategic policy papers namely

  • NHS Five Year Forward View (NHS 5YFV)
  • PHE Evidence into Action priorities as the part of the on-going drive to reduce health inequalities. (PHE EiAct)

Building Evidence (strategic partners funded work) report findings: December 2015 can also be downloaded at the bottom of the page

IESD Regional Voices: Supporting influence on health and wellbeing boards

Regional Voices, including One East Midlands [Wellbeing East Midlands] , was awarded funding from the Department of Health to support effective VCS engagement with health and wellbeing boards, both where there is a VCS representative and where there isn’t. Supporting influence on health and wellbeing boards project (DH, IESD funded project- 13/14-14/15)

Good practice was shared via events and online networking and developed through a peer learning programme and tracked through surveys. One East Midlands Supporting Influence for VCS reps on Health & Wellbeing Boards programme


Involvement – East Midlands Patient and Public Participation Network

Midlands and Lancashire CSU is commissioned by NHS England to help build expertise and capability in support of the participation agenda.

Involvement is made up of three Networks covering the West Midlands, East Midlands and East of England, open to professionals and lay experts involved in engagement.

Between them, these areas include 60 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and four NHS England Sub-Regions (formerly known as Area Teams).

The Networks will act as hubs for professionals and lay experts to share engagement experiences, good practice, and tools and resources. They also offer links to other organisations, including those in the charity and voluntary and community sectors, providing opportunities for more collaborative working and greater outreach.

You can find out more about Involvement at www.nhsinvolvement.co.uk 

 Regional Voices champions the work of voluntary and community organisations to improve health, well-being and care, across England. Regional Voices is a partnership of nine regional networks. Together, we directly connect to over 25,000 voluntary and community organisations. Our coverage is broad, deep and well-established. Our vision is for a society where voluntary and community organisations are connected with decision-makers at all levels, able to influence policy and improve community health, care and well-being through better services.