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The People’s Transformathon. A fantastic FREE event online bringing together patients, carers, service users, and staff from across health and care systems in the UK and overseas to connect, share, and learn from each other. #CoPro16
“Does health literacy matter?”. I am often asked this by clinicians and managers in the NHS – usually with the word ‘really’ inserted between ‘literacy’ and ‘matter’! This is often quickly followed by the “what is it?” question. Read Jonathan Berry's blog, as he attempts to answer those two questions
PHE has recently updated its menu of preventative interventions that can improve people’s health, support quality improvement and potentially save the NHS and the wider system money.
Opportunity for funded workplace Health Needs Assessment and workplace Health and Wellbeing improvement plan, for voluntary community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations
A new listening programme to find out more about the experiences of people with dementia and their carers has been launched.
Carers UK has published a new report ‘Pressure Points: Carers and the NHS’ which examines the role of carers in reducing emergency admissions and delayed transfers of care from hospital.
The Disability Partnership is carrying out research about employment for disabled people with high support needs and are looking for people to be involved.
Carers Trust are campaigning to raise awareness of issues affecting older carers in England, with their Speak up for Older Carers Campaign - please spread the word amongst your networks
A pioneering new initiative to lift the lid on the NHS through the voices of the people on its frontline is now live with the launch of the @NHS Twitter account.
This new programme will help groups get their bright ideas for a community business up and running through tailored support and grants of up to £20,00, So if you have a business idea that will benefit the local community such as running community transport, providing employment opportunities or tackling social isolation then this could be the fund for you.
This consultation seeks views on how we can halve the disability employment gap.
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