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The voluntary and community sector has made significant contributions to health and wellbeing, often reaching areas and communities that have been difficult to reach by mainstream health and social care providers. One East Midlands aims to keep the voluntary and community sector informed about these changes and where possible contribute to policy and strategy development.

EMAHSN Patient and Public Involvement Award - apply now!

The East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) is offering a funding boost for vital community and voluntary groups that provide important support for patients to help shape local health services. Groups can apply for funding up until the 5 May 2017.

New leaflets to help vulnerable patient groups register with a GP published

NHS England has co-produced a series of leaflets which give advice to vulnerable patients from asylum seekers and refugees, homeless people,  Roma or traveller groups on how to register with a GP. 

Adult Secure Low and Medium Mental Health Services Consultation - closing date for responses 11 May 2017.

As part of the mental health service review programme NHS England has launched a 90 day public consultation on the two new service specifications for the Adult Secure Low and Medium Mental Health Services

New Guidance to NHS England Commissioners to Strengthen Patient and Public Participation

NHS England have published  new guidance to strengthen patient and public participation in NHS England’s direct commissioning activities. 

Healthwatch animation highlights good practice in working with veterans to understand mental health needs

A new animation has been produced by Healthwatch Norfolk, which showcases how it involved veterans in the development of mental health services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Opportunity for NHS patient volunteers to apply for accredited online learning courses

NHS patient volunteers can apply for one of three online courses being organised by NHS England. The closing date for applications is 17 March 2017.

An opportunity for people with experience of personal health budgets to work with NHS England

NHS England is inviting applications from people with experience of personal health budgets (PHB) or integrated personal commissioning (IPC) personal budgets to join a national Coproduction group.The closing date for applications is 17 March 2017

Have your say on secure mental health services’ specifications

As part of the Mental Health Service Review programme, NHS England has published a 90 day public consultation on two new service specifications (and two separate appendices) for adult secure low and medium mental health services. 

Public Health England has published the 2017 Child Health Profiles.

The profiles draw together information to present a picture of child health and wellbeing in each local area in a user-friendly format.

Health Matters: Obesity and the food environment

You are invited to take part in a teleconference and question and answer session to launch Public Health England’s latest edition of Health Matters Health Matters: Obesity and the food environment


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