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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.

New VODG report sets out ways to reduce the disability employment gap

A new report published by VODG (the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group) calls for more practical solutions to close the disability employment gap. 

Refreshing ‘Transforming Participation in Health and Care’ – guidance on involving patients and the public

NHS England is in the process of refreshing its statutory guidance for CCGs on how they can meet their legal duty to involve the public in commissioning and their duty to promote the involvement of each patient in their own care. The closing date for comment is Friday 13 January 2017

Have your say on the sale of sugary drinks in hospitals - consultation up until 18 January 2017.

NHS England’s Chief Executive, Simon Stevens, is calling on patients and the public to share their views on the sale of sugary drinks in hospitals by responding to its consultation on the subject. 

NHS England takes action on health literacy

“Does health literacy matter?”. I am often asked this by clinicians and managers in the NHS – usually with the word ‘really’ inserted between ‘literacy’ and ‘matter’!  This is often quickly followed by the “what is it?” question. Read Jonathan Berry's blog, as he attempts to answer those two questions

Would you like to improve your workplace health and wellbeing?

Opportunity for  funded workplace Health Needs Assessment and workplace Health and Wellbeing improvement plan, for voluntary community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations

Speak up for older carers campaign

Carers Trust are campaigning to raise awareness of issues affecting older carers in England, with their Speak up for Older Carers Campaign - please spread the word amongst your networks

Employment support for disabled people with high support needs: interview participant recruitment

The Disability Partnership is carrying out research about employment for disabled people with high support needs and are looking for people to be involved.

Public Health England - Menu of Interventions

PHE has recently updated its menu of preventative interventions that can improve people’s health, support quality improvement and potentially save the NHS and the wider system money.

Pressure Points: Carers and the NHS Report

Carers UK has published a new report ‘Pressure Points: Carers and the NHS’ which examines the role of carers in reducing emergency admissions and delayed transfers of care from hospital.

People’s Transformathon #CoPro16

The People’s Transformathon. A fantastic FREE event online bringing together patients, carers, service users, and staff from across health and care systems in the UK and overseas to connect, share, and learn from each other. #CoPro16


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