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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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