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The voluntary and community sector has made significant contributions to health and wellbeing, often reaching areas and communities that have been difficult to reach by mainstream health and social care providers. One East Midlands aims to keep the voluntary and community sector informed about these changes and where possible contribute to policy and strategy development.

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.

Follow our Wellbeing Twitter feed!

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.  

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. 

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


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