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Regional Voices Health & Social Care networks Wellbeing East and Wellbeing East Midlands have a new twitter feed @Wellbeing_SHUK
Come and visit the Strategic Partner Deli at stand 105 throughout the event - Free tickets to Expo available for all voluntary sector organisations
‘Implementing the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health’ outlines the changes people will see on the ground over the coming years in response to the Mental Health Taskforce’s recommendations to improve care.
The government has made 6 commitments to the public to end variations in end of life care across the health system by 2020.
‘The Commissioning Services for People with Hearing Loss’ - A new guide to help organisations responsible for planning and commissioning local hearing services for deaf people and those with diminishing hearing has been launched by NHS England.
A new good practice guide published recently explains the opportunity that voluntary and third sector organisations have to provide support should a care home close.
NICE has published two new resources to support implementation of the guideline on older people with social care needs and multiple long-term conditions
The Department of Health has published a series of infographics explaining the physical activity required to achieve general health benefits for different age ranges.
CDC and NCB have developed new resources to raise awareness of children and young people’s rights under the NHS Constitution and empower them to be involved in their own and health and care.
The report, entitled ‘A Foot in the Door’, focusses on eight themes that are of particular relevance to voluntary sector providers
Sense (The Disability Partnership) has produced a new report into the importance of accessible healthcare for people who are deafblind, to tie in with the implementation of the Accessible Information Standard.
The Carers Trust has published their Care Act for carers: One year on report.
This is a chance to directly influence how NICE guidance is written and presented in the future.
This consultation seeks views on the proposed data security standards and the consent/opt-outs model from health and care professionals and organisations and the public.
The National Children’s Bureau (NCB) would like to hear from all charities, but especially from charities working with specific groups of children who may have poorly understood need
Measuring Patient Activation forms a core element of the NHS Five Year Forward View’s ambition for the NHS to become better at helping people to manage their own health by ‘staying healthy, making informed choices of treatment, managing conditions and avoiding complications’.
Clinicians at North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are seeking views from local people on two new strategies that are being developed.
To help patients and their carers cope with the life-changing impact of dementia, North Norfolk CCG has got together with a number of other organisations to produce a virtual information pack.
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