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With the closure of The Voluntary Sector Strategic Partner Programme (SPP) we are taking a break while we wait to hear if Regional Voices has been successful in securing funding as part of the new VCSE Health and Wellbeing Programme called the VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance. Keep up-to-date on any news about the Regional Voices networks by visiting www.regionalvoices.org
NHS England has developed a guide Dementia: Good Care Planning, with input from people living with dementia, their carers’ and health and social care professionals.
New NHS England Quick Guide on Health and Housing which identifies how housing and health can work together to ‘prevent and reduce hospital admissions, length of stay, delayed discharges, readmission rates and ultimately improve outcomes for people’.
NHS England have published new guidance to strengthen patient and public participation in NHS England’s direct commissioning activities.
NHS England has co-produced a series of leaflets which give advice to vulnerable patients from asylum seekers and refugees, homeless people, Roma or traveller groups on how to register with a GP.
The profiles draw together information to present a picture of child health and wellbeing in each local area in a user-friendly format.
Public Health England (PHE) is piloting an online space on Knowledge Hub to share information about local knowledge and intelligence products and services. Our Local Knowledge and Intelligence Service (LKIS) will run the space.
You are invited to take part in a teleconference and question and answer session to launch Public Health England’s latest edition of Health Matters Health Matters: Obesity and the food environment
National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA) briefing in response to organisations providing assurances that they are practicing good information governance when being contracted by the NHS
FaithAction has produced a collection of inspiring examples of how faith communities from different traditions are supporting people living with dementia, along with their families and their carers.
Volunteering Matters and The Local Government Association have produced a report which show how public health and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE) are working together to make a real difference to people’s health and wellbeing.
The People and Communities Board has published a series of ‘high impact actions’ for accelerating the adoption of person- and community-centred approaches to health and care.
A new animation has been produced by Healthwatch Norfolk, which showcases how it involved veterans in the development of mental health services across Norfolk and Suffolk.
The Department of Health are looking for an organisation to provide a Speaking Up package of services for people who work in the NHS and Adult Social Care sector and for providers of NHS services and Adult Social Care services
The East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) is offering a funding boost for vital community and voluntary groups that provide important support for patients to help shape local health services. Groups can apply for funding up until the 5 May 2017.
As part of the Mental Health Service Review programme, NHS England has published a 90-day public consultation on two new service specifications (and two separate appendices) for adult secure low and medium mental health services.
As part of the mental health service review programme NHS England has launched a 90-day public consultation on the two new service specifications for the Adult Secure Low and Medium Mental Health Service.
About 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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**The Wellbeing East and Wellbeing East Midlands Networks are managed by Self Help UK as part of Regional Voices. Regional Voices is a nationwide partnership of regional voluntary sector networks which champions and supports the involvement of local voluntary and community organisations in developing policy and designing and delivering health services across England. We have been part of the Health and Care Strategic Partnership Programme, which enables the voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations to work in equal partnership with the Department of Health (DH), NHS England and Public Health England (PHE), since 2009. The e-bulletins remain hosted on the OEM website
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