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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.

Consultation on the role of the National Data Guardian for health and social care - Consultation closes 17 December 2015

This consultation seeks views on the responsibilities of the statutory National Data Guardian for health and social care. The responses will form a major part of the development for more detailed proposals to establish the National Data Guardian for health and social care on a statutory footing.

New resource to prevent linked suicides in local areas

Public Health England (PHE) has published a new resource to assist local organisations prevent linked suicides in their areas, often referred to as ‘suicide clusters’.

Recovering alcohol and drug users leading service planning

Public Health England (PHE) has launched a new guide showing the benefits of involving recovering alcohol and drug users in the design and development of their own, and others treatment and recovery.

Resources available: Young people’s rights in healthcare.

The NHS Youth Forum have recently launched a series of posters for young people, focusing on young people’s right to consent, their right to complain and their right to comment and give feedback on the services that they receive

Have your say on maternity services in England - consultation open until 31 October

The NHS Maternity Review wants to hear what you think is good about maternity services and what could be done to improve them


National Institute for Health Research School for Public Health Research (NIHR SPHR) Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme

Please see the attached call for expressions of interest for support for the evaluation of local interventions to improve health and tackle inequalities from the NIHR Schools of Public Health Research. 


Tell us your experiences of transformative health technology innovation for patients – barriers and best practice

The Accelerated Access Review is particularly keen to reach charities with its request for case studies to support the Accelerated Access Review (the Review aims to speed up access to transformative health technology that can help change the lives of NHS patients.



Resilience in the Care Home Sector - Registration closes 14th September 2015

To be held on 17 September 2015 in Manchester. This conference will bring together health and social care leaders, care home sector providers, commissioners from clinical commissioning groups and local authorities, NHS providers and the voluntary sector, to plan for sustainable improvement going forward.

Invitation to support the development of a ‘Winter Toolkit: Clinical Input to Care Homes’

NHS England is hosting an interactive workshop session to identify tangible and quickly implementable suggestions relating to clinical care within care homes. We are keen that any voluntary sector organisations, with experience of providing care homes, or working with care homes and older people, and with ideas of how this area could be improved, attend this workshop.

Colchester Hospital University NHS Trust listening event for patients and voluntary and community groups

The Care Quality Commission CQC will be inspecting Colchester University Hospitals NHS Trust from the 15th of September. As part of the Inspection the CQC are holding a listening event for patients and voluntary and community groups


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