Wellbeing East Midlands Bulletin November 2015

Welcome to our monthly e-bulletin for the Wellbeing East Midlands network (previously called the East Midlands Health and Social Care Network) containing regional and national news and policy developments for health and social care. If you have any comments, please get in touch by emailing health@one-em.org.uk.

For further information on the Wellbeing East Midlands network visit www.oneeastmidlands.org.uk/healthsocialcareeastmids.

Help us record One East Midlands' impact and identify the future needs of East Midlands VCSE

Understanding the health agenda, continuing support with European funding, large scale tenders, and help to involve the VCS in the devolution agenda are all future challenges for the VCS, potentially needing a regional or sub-regional approach that have been highlighted by survey respondents so far – do you agree, and if so, how should they be provided? 

The Care Quality Commission- Developing relationships and sharing information with organisations in the East Midlands

Opportunity for VCSE organisations in the East Midlands to raise their profile with the Care Quality Commissions (CQC) – survey closes on the 13th November.

Care Quality Commission inspection of East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust - begins on 16 November 2015

The CQC are inviting you to Share your experience of care provided by East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust [EMAS] 



New PHE resource identifies clear opportunities for local organisations to improve children’s mental wellbeing

A new resource from Public Health England’s (PHE) Mental Health Intelligence Network highlights the importance of local organisations measuring and acting to improve the mental wellbeing of children and young people. 

New resources to improve health through the home

A series of new health and housing resources, commissioned by PHE and developed by national partners, aim to better equip professionals in environmental health, housing, public health and social care to work together locally to reduce the impact of poor housing and homelessness on physical and mental health and wellbeing, and the impact on health care and social care services.

Making it happen: Improving outcomes for children and Young People with SEN and disability

The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) has been funded by NHS England to develop this resource for clinical commissioning groups to explain the Children & Families Act 2014 and its implications for health services.

World Stroke Day: new public awareness film released

PHE and the Stroke Association are urging the public to Act FAST if they spot signs of stroke with the aim of saving lives and improving outcomes for survivors. The latest Act FAST campaign will again urge the public to call 999 if they notice any of the stroke symptoms in others or experience them themselves.

Quick Guides to get ready for winter

NHS England and partners have published six Quick Guides providing examples of how people across the country are working with the care sector (including voluntary sector organisations) to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and delayed transfers of care.

CQC publishes State of Care report

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its annual analysis of the quality of health and adult social care in England. This is the first time such a national assessment has been possible following CQC’s introduction of a tough, rigorous ratings system.


CQC asks for views on future of quality regulation

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published a discussion paper that sets out some of the choices it faces in responding to changes to how health and social care is delivered, so that regulation continues to help people receive safe, high-quality and compassionate care.

Consultation - Setting the mandate to NHS England for 2016 to 2017

A public consultation on the mandate to NHS England for 2016/17 was launched on Thursday 29 October 2015. The mandate sets the Government’s objectives for NHS England, as well as its budget. The consultation document sets out, at high level, our proposed approach and the strategic priorities that will form the new mandate. 

National charities and voluntary organisations survey 2015

You can be part of the biggest annual survey of charities and voluntary organisations. The survey, launched by a coalition of charities, is gathering evidence about the support charities need to influence politicians, key decision makers and funders.


New Models of Care:

Leading models of dementia care highlighted to inspire

Three leading models of how to care for people with dementia are being flagged up to the NHS in a bid to improve patient services by sharing learning.

Vanguard funding announcement

The new care models programme has confirmed funding for a further seven vanguards. This funding is for 2015/16 and comes from the £200 million transformation fund. £20 million has been allocated, with 23 vanguards now having received funding (from the original 29)


About Regional Voices
This e bulletin is published monthly by Wellbeing East as the East Midlands region member of Regional Voices.

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.

Regional Voices partnership is hosted by Involve Yorkshire and Humber,
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