Wellbeing East Bulletin

DATE 2015

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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NHS England Involvement hub gives online access to participation tools, training and resources

A new Involvement hub linking users to a range of resources from NHS England and other organisations, including the voluntary sector has been launched on the NHS England website

New cancer ratings published

NHS England has published new ratings providing a snapshot of how well different areas of the country are diagnosing and treating cancer and supporting patients.

New Accessible Information Standard Online Forum

The Patient Information Forum (PIF), supported by NHS England, has launched a new online group to support organisations with following the Accessible Information Standard.

Are you using technology to promote equality and reduce health inequalities? - Call for case studies

The Race Equality Foundation is looking for examples of technology that has been developed to promote equality and/or to reduce health inequalities. 

VODG analyses post-Brexit priorities in new social care report

Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) have launched a second report outlining the impact of Brexit on social care. 

Measures of wellbeing for children in care

The National Children’s Bureau (NCB) is currently undertaking research on what measures, tools or indicators are used to assess the wellbeing of children in care.

NCVO's Step-by-step guide to consortium development

This free ten-stage process will take you through all the various stages that will enable a consortium to be successful

Social value in health and care commissioning

Social Enterprise UK has published the initial findings of its Health and Social Value Programme which details the difference social value can make in health and care commissioning.  


4m worth of funding now available to better tap into the skills and experience of volunteers over 50

The Office for Civil Society, have been working with Nesta and others to launch three new grant funds to explore how more charities and public services, can better tap into the skills and experience of volunteers over 50. 


Commissioning Medicines in Children Consultation runs until 4 November 2016

NHS England has launched a 30 day public consultation on a clinical commissioning policy proposition for commissioning medicines in children. 

National Event

Supporting Children's Emotional and Mental Health - Future in Mind

National Children’s Bureau and the Young People’s Health Partnership are hosting this free seminar for voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations working with children and young people on 23 November 2016 in  London

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.

Regional Voices partnership is hosted by VONNE (Voluntary Organisations' Network North East),
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