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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.

Getting Involved at NHS England - a new accessible film

NHS England has released a new short film called: Getting Involved at NHS England co-produced with people with a learning disability and designed to be as accessible as possible.

New online course for transforming learning disability services

A massive open online course (MOOC) run by NHS England has commenced for anyone working to transform care and support for people living with a learning disability, autism or both.

Digital-first public health: Public Health England’s Digital Strategy

PHE has launched their new Digital Strategy, explaining how they will make best use of digital to meet the needs of their users and fulfill their remit to protect and promote health and reduce inequalities.

NHS England launches new measures to help GPs and patients access the care they need

From Monday January 30, the NHS GP Health Service will provide confidential mental health support for GPs and GP trainees suffering from mental ill-health and addiction.

NHS England Offer: Three accredited on-line learning courses available for NHS volunteers - Closing date 24th February 2017

Patients/carers/public voice representatives who are currently volunteering in the NHS Patient representatives in roles that receive an honorarium from the NHS are also eligible to apply for these courses. The courses are delivered online for people to access at a time convenient to them.

Postcode Community Trust Grants

Postcode Community Trust support marginalised groups access skills and resources to affect change in their communities. The focus for 2017 year is on grass-roots community sport, arts, recreation, physical and mental health projects

FREE 2 day programme of advice, guidance & information for parents, carers and professionals called ‘Planning for the Future in Transition’.

Organised by County Carers Group, the programme offers advice guidance and information sessions on issues facing Children & Young People and Young People with Special Educational Needs 

East Midlands Patient Leadership Event - Patient Leadership Course on 16 February 2017 from 9.15 – 4.30 at Burleigh Court Hotel in Loughborough.

The East Midlands Leadership Academy and Academic Health Science Network Patient Leadership Programme: Training for ‘patient leadership’ is rare.  This course is aimed at patients, carers and public contributors, already involved with the healthcare system who want like to enhance their knowledge and skills in ‘patient leadership.’ You need to be nominated by a health and care organisation.

The Shaw Trust: Partnership opportunity on the Work and Health Programme. Deadline for expressions of interest - 9am Friday 10th February.

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Shaw Trust has been shortlisted in five Lots under the DWPs Umbrella Agreement for Employment and Health Related Services and are looking for organisations interested in applying to become a partner on the Work and Health Programme.


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