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With the closure of one East Midlands, the two health & social care networks Wellbeing East and Wellbeing East Midlands will be moving to a new host organisation.
Are you a voluntary, community or social enterprise [VCSE] organisation, funded by health commissioners to deliver health or social care activities or services in the East Midlands or East of England? Wellbeing East and East Midlands want to “map” the work that is happening across the region and provide links directly to your website, where people can find out more information.
NHS England has strengthened its commitment to patient and public participation with the publication of a new Patient and Public Participation Policy and Statement of Arrangements.
NHS England conducted a survey of over 1750 clinicians to understand their support for patient activation, exploring their attitudes, beliefs, self-reported behaviours and practices which provides insight into their perceived barriers and support needs. The findings of this survey are now available.
The Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG), National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) and National Care Forum (NCF) have launched a new report describing how providers use the health charter in practice. The report is accompanied by refreshed guidance.
Get Your Rights is a new interactive website which has been developed in partnership and co-produced with children and young people, to support children and young people to understand their rights when using the NHS in an interactive and accessible way.
New guidance to improve services and lives for people living with bladder and bowel problems
NHS England has published new guidance to help improve the care and experience of children and adults with continence issues. It encourages much greater collaboration between health and social care, working in partnership with the third sector, as set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View.
The guidance is for staff across a range of care settings, including care home staff and carers who look after people in their own homes.
The session will describe how volunteering can promote and enable person centred care and support.
The Care and Support event will be held on Tuesday 1st March in Central London.
Health and social care organisations from across the region have been honoured at this year’s East Midlands Innovation in Healthcare Awards. Including: Change Makers (hosted by the Renewal Trust) and Carers Federation
About 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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