Tag Archives: Voluntary Community Sector (VCS)

Volunteers’ Week 2016 (NHS England / NCVO / BBC News / NHS Choices / Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health)

Summary Professor Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England, discusses Volunteers’ Week 2016, June 1st – 12th 2016. Full Text Link Reference Chief Nursing Officer pays tribute to nation’s health volunteers. London: NHS England, June 2nd 2016. Probably of related-interest: … Continue reading

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Voluntary Groups: Funding to Help Vulnerable Patients (NHS England)

Summary NHS England has announced which voluntary sector organisations which will share £2m to provide extra help for vulnerable people most at risk over the winter. These groups include Age UK, the British Red Cross and the Royal Voluntary Service. They … Continue reading

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Improving Health Outcomes: Use of Voluntary / Community Sector Evidence (NHS Confederation)

Summary This NHS Confederation briefing discusses the use of evidence from the voluntary and community sector as a source of information when preparing Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNAs) and how to thereby achieve improved commissioning decisions. It offers an overview of … Continue reading

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Clinical Commissioning Groups (Regional Voices / VONNE / House of Commons Library / NHS England / NHS Clinical Commissioners / ICSA / NICE / King’s Fund)

Summary The Regional Voices network in the North East, VONNE, has produced briefings to help the voluntary sector to understand the reformed health and care system. While they contain region-specific information for the North East, they are of nation-wide interest … Continue reading

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Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development (IESD) Fund (Department of Health)

Summary Voluntary sector funding is being made available for health and care projects. Applications are invited for Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development Fund (IESD) grant funding. The fund is open for applications for projects starting in April 2014 onwards. An … Continue reading

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Prospects of Health and Wellbeing Boards (Smith Institute)

Summary Health and wellbeing boards have the potential to improve integrated care and provide more democratic approaches to developing shared plans for local populations. Effective relationships and adequate resources are required for them to be effective. Chapters include: Development of … Continue reading

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Local Healthwatch Policy (Department of Health, Modernisation of Health and Care)

Summary The new patients’ rights group is called Healthwatch.  The Department of Health has produced a document to explain the Government’s vision for local Healthwatch. This document is for everyone with an interest in local Healthwatch organisations across the NHS and social care system (which … Continue reading

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