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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.

Local public intelligence online community

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.

Public health working with the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector

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.

Building Dementia Friendly Faith Communities

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.

New Briefing - Information Governance and Smaller Charities

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 

Actions to Deliver a ‘New Relationship with People and Communities’

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. 

EMAHSN Patient and Public Involvement Award - apply now!

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.

New leaflets to help vulnerable patient groups register with a GP published

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. 

Adult Secure Low and Medium Mental Health Services Consultation - closing date for responses 11 May 2017.

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 Services

New Guidance to NHS England Commissioners to Strengthen Patient and Public Participation

NHS England have published  new guidance to strengthen patient and public participation in NHS England’s direct commissioning activities. 

Healthwatch animation highlights good practice in working with veterans to understand mental health needs

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.

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