Wellbeing East Bulletin

September 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 dementia awareness films published

New films by Health Education England aim to improve dementia diagnosis and care through greater awareness. 

NHS England Good practice guide to demand management published

The guide contains initiatives and actions that CCGs should consider implementing locally, in collaboration with providers and other organisations, to effectively manage the increasing demand for elective care services, particularly to reduce unnecessary outpatient appointments.

Contracting for New Models of Care + National Events

A new publication from Future NHS “The multi-speciality community provider (MCP) emerging care and contract framework” highlights current good practice with commissioners and providers.

NHS England annual report highlights vanguard’s progress

NHS England has published its 2015/16 Annual Report and Accounts which includes details about vanguards and the new care models programme.

Transition between hospital and community: NICE resource

This new NICE resource supports the transition between inpatient hospital settings and community or care home settings for adults with social care needs.

Children and Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Transformation and the Role of the VCS

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

Measuring social value: series of case studies launched

The Office of Civil Society has launched a series of case studies showing how providers apply social value.

Nesta charity report examines importance of volunteers

Innovation charity Nesta has published a report on the evaluation of the Helping in Hospitals programme, which looked at the impact of volunteers on helping to transform care for patients and carers.

VODG calls for central role in NHS amid cuts and uncertainty

Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) members are calling for the voluntary sector to be recognised as central to the NHS and health system. 


National Consultations

Consultation - Expanding CQC ratings to include independent healthcare providers

This consultation, launched on 22nd August, seeks views on proposed changes to Care Quality Commission (CQC) performance assessment regulations to include ratings for additional sectors

Terrence Higgins Trust: HIV Prevention Posters - Development Survey

Public Health England (PHE) are assisting Terrence Higgins Trust in gaining feedback from their refreshed posters and messaging on HIV prevention, and would be grateful for your input.

Gender-sensitive approaches to addressing children and young people’s emotional and mental health and well-being

NCB is seeking examples of work that uses gender-sensitive approaches whilst protecting or promoting children and young people’s emotional and mental health


Funding Opportunities

Government announces successful bids to 15 million mental health fund and opens the bidding process for the remaining 8.9 million of funding to the rest of England.

Forty-one projects will benefit from a share of £15 million to improve provision of mental health places of safety, including from the first wave - 3 in the East Midlands and 1 in the East of England 

Community Grants to Highlight Patient and Public Participation in the Voluntary Sector - Closing date 21 September 2016

NHS England’s ‘celebrating participation in healthcare’ community grants scheme is open for applications.  


Regional News

Local Plans to Transform Care for People with a Learning Disability or Autism

Local plans to transform care for people with a learning disability and/or autism have been published, backed by millions of pounds of dedicated funding announced by health and care leaders.

Personal Health Budgets: Local Learning and Development Days for the VCSE

With support from NHS England, the Voluntary Voices partnership is arranging a series of local learning and development days for the VCSE on Personal Health Budgets.

Free Training for Personal Assistants in Cambridgeshire

Penderels Trust and Cambridgeshire Alliance for Independent Living are running free training sessions for PAs employed by people with disabilities living in their own homes.

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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