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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.

Six mental health pilot sites to redesign services and prevent patients being admitted to hospital miles away from home go live

NHS England has announced six pilot sites across the country to drive the design of new approaches to delivering children and young people’s mental health services and secure mental health services.

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. 

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.

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. 


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. 

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. 

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.  

Sustainability and Transformation Plans - . Midlands and East region


Sustainability and Transformation Plans

Nesta charity report examines importance of volunteers

Innovation charity Nesta has published a report on the evaluation of the Helping in Hospitals programme, which looked at the impact of volunteers on helping to transform care for patients and carers.


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