Wellbeing East Bulletin

July 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.

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New toolkit to support wellbeing of carers and families

NHS England has published a toolkit to help health and social care organisations work together in identifying, assessing and supporting the wellbeing of carers and their families.

New Integrated Personal Commissioning Emerging Framework

Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC) is one of the pillars of the Five Year Forward View. The emerging framework is based on learning so far from the demonstrator sites and will evolve further as the programme progresses.

Learning Disability Quality Checks

NHS England has announced that people with a learning disability are to be asked to contribute to new tests which will help improve NHS services.

New Care Models and Staff Engagement: All Aboard

NHS Confederation, NHS Clinical Commissioners, NHS Providers and the Local Government Association, have published a handy guide to the work vanguards are doing to engage their staff in the design and delivery of new care models. 

Better care in my hands: A review of how people are involved in their care

Published by the Care Quality Commission Better Care In My Hands describes how well people are involved in their own care and what good involvement looks like.

First 10 sites of Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme ready to make referrals in coming weeks

Thousands of people at high risk of Type 2 diabetes in ten areas will start to benefit from the first ever national NHS diabetes prevention programme in the next few weeks.

The art of commissioning: How commissioners can release the potential of the arts and cultural sector

Growing evidence highlights the contribution of arts and cultural providers to health and wellbeing, however, relationships with commissioners can vary. The Art of Commissioning shares this learning and makes recommendations for other commissioners.

***Funding Opportunities***

CQC seeks “Tell us about your care” partners for 2016/17

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) are seeking 'Tell us about your care' partners for 2016/17 and have published an invitation to tender, inviting interested organisations to bid for this work.

***National Consultations***

Carers strategy: call for evidence - closing date extended until 31 July 2016

This consultation seeks views on a new strategy for carers that will set out how more can be done to support them

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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