Wellbeing East Bulletin

August 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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Wellbeing East and Wellbeing East Midlands now tweeting!

Regional Voices Health & Social Care networks Wellbeing East and Wellbeing East Midlands have a new twitter feed @Wellbeing_SHUK


Health and Care Voluntary Sector Strategic Partners at the Health and Care Innovation Expo 2016

Come and visit the Strategic Partner Deli at stand 105 throughout the event - Free tickets to Expo available for all voluntary sector organisations

Thousands to benefit from kick-start of mental health services transformation

 ‘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.

Government commits to high quality end of life care

The government has made 6 commitments to the public to end variations in end of life care across the health system by 2020.

New National Commissioning Framework for Hearing Loss Services launched

 ‘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.

Managing care home closures: A good practice guide for local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, NHS England, CQC, providers and partners

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.

New resources from The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

NICE has published two new resources to support implementation of the guideline on older people with social care needs and multiple long-term conditions

Start active, stay active: infographics on physical activity

The Department of Health has published a series of infographics explaining the physical activity required to achieve general health benefits for different age ranges.

Children, Young People and the NHS Constitution

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.

CAMHS transformation and the role of the VCS

The report, entitled ‘A Foot in the Door’, focusses on eight themes that are of particular relevance to voluntary sector providers

Report into the importance of accessible healthcare for people who are deafblind

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.

Care Act for Carers: One year on

The Carers Trust has published their Care Act for carers: One year on report.


National Consultations

Opportunity to help shape future NICE guidance

This is a chance to directly influence how NICE guidance is written and presented in the future.

Consultation: New data security standards for health and social care - closes on the 7th September 2016.

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.

Ensuring all children can benefit from improved mental health services survey - open until 5th September

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


Regional News

Luton CCG is one of 37 sites selected to receive Patient Activation Measure licences

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’.

North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) - Have your say on General Practice and mental health services

Clinicians at North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are seeking views from local people on two new strategies that are being developed.

North Norfolk CCG - Free information and advice on dementia

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.

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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