Wellbeing East Bulletin

March 2016

Welcome to our monthly e-bulletin for the Wellbeing East 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 wellbeing@selfhelp.org.uk 

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

New webpage for the Wellbeing East Network

The Wellbeing East Network has a new page called Wellbeing East: Health & Social Care Reform and the NHS 5yr Forward View

NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans - NAVCA Briefing

NHS England requires every area to produce a Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STP) as part of the NHS Five Year Forward View . This presents a great opportunity for local infrastructure. STPs are local blueprints that every part of the country will need to produce for “accelerating its implementation of the Forward View”  STPs may give you a new opportunity to develop your relationship with the partners in your local health and care system (as NHS England calls them) – as they will want to show they are engaging with the voluntary sector.

Equality Delivery System for the NHS: Guide to Engagement with the Local Voluntary Sector

Race Equality Foundation, in partnership with the LGBT Foundation, Disability Rights UK, and Men’s Health Forum have launched the Equality Delivery System for the NHS (EDS2): Guide to Engagement with the Local Voluntary Sector, commissioned by NHS England.

National Voices Discussion Paper: What is the role of VCSE organisations in care and support planning?

A new discussion paper from National Voices highlights the importance of the knowledge, skills, experience and resources of voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations to the widespread implementation of care and support planning.

Community Approaches to Health and Wellbeing - New Guidance

In the past year community-centred approaches have become more embedded in public health services and in health and social care. The new NICE guidelines will help to build on this progress, providing a clear mandate for collaboration with communities to plan, design, develop, deliver and evaluate public health, using the PHE guide as a framework for developing options in practice.

Briefing: The six principles for engaging people and communities

Five years, three gaps and six principles… what are the ‘six principles for engaging people and communities’ and how do they fit in to the NHS Five Year Forward View?

The Health Foundation: A practical guide to self-management support guide

Good self care support services provide benefits to patients and carers and offers benefits in demand and cost management to health economies.Self care can extend from making lifestyle choices like eating a healthy diet through to administering prescribed medication or using learned techniques to take care of symptoms. But Self care is under used and self care support is often remains under commissioned.


Care Quality Commission inspection of East of England Ambulance Service starts 5th April 2016


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


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