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VSNW Health Bulletin

The aim of the VSNW Health Bulletin is to keep members of VSNW's Health and Social Care Network up to date with relevant VSNW work. 

To receive the Health Bulletin, and join the Health & Social Care Network, please email health@vsnw.org.uk with the subject line "Join Health Network".

Latest issues of VSNW's Health Bulletin:

Health Bulletin #56

16 April 2014

Included in this edition:

►Statement of Declaration on tackling health inequalities and advancing equality
►Bite-sized guides developed to support patient and public participation in the NHS
►The latest health and social care news and forthcoming events


This Health Bulletin can be linked via the following link - Health Bulletin #56

Health Bulletin #55

18 March 2014

Included in this edition:

►NHS England grant programme for personal health budgets
►Hidden needs: identifying key vulnerable groups in data collection
►Consultation on ill-treatment or willful neglect in health and social care services

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Health Bulletin #54

13 February 2014

Included in this edition:

►Integrated Care Value Toolkit
►Consultation to improve regulation of health and social care providers
►Changes to the End of Life Care Co-ordination Information Standard
 
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Health Bulletin #53

17 January 2014

Included in this edition are:

►Care Bill updates from Dept of Health and from voluntary sector partners
►SpeakOut seeks new members
►Monitor to begin licensing independent providers

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Health Bulletin #52

18 December 2013

Included in this edition:

►Making health and social care information accessible
►North West Mental Wellbeing Survey 2013-14
►Survey of voluntary sector engagement with Health & Wellbeing Boards

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Health Bulletin #51

21 November 2013

 Included in this edition:

►Improving Care for Dying People
►Chief Medical Officer's annual report 2012: Our Children Deserve Better: Prevention Pays
►The Vulnerable and Disengaged Young People Fund
►Nuffield Trust report: The role of the voluntary sector in commissioning support
 
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Health Bulletin #50

23 October 2013

Included in this edition:

► Review of the Mental Health Act 2008 Code of Practice
►UK Health Forum - Evidence in public health
► Transforming Participation in Health and Care

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Health Bulletin #49

24 September 2013

Included in this edition:

►Dept of Health Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development Fund opens
►Public Health England Data and Knowledge Gateway
►Briefing from VODG, NCF & Sue Ryder on the Francis Report

Read the full Health Bulletin here

Health Bulletin #48

20 August 2013

Included in this edition is:

►VSNW update
►Health and social care volunteering fund
►International social innovation competition
►Age UK: what the social care cap willl mean

 

To read the full bulletin click on the following link - Health Bulletin

Health Bulletin #47

23 July 2013

Included in this edition are:

• VSNW update
• Dept of Health and NHS England News
• Other Health and Social Care News
• Events/Training

Health Bulletin #46

4 June 2013

Included in this edition:

►Government publishes Care Bill
►Interim CCG Assurance Framework published
►LINks legacy resources

The full Health Bulletin can be viewed via the following link - Health Bulletin #46

Health Bulletin #45

16 April 2013

Included in this edition:

►Briefings on new health and care structures
►CQC Review of Dignity and Nutrition
►NHS England commissioning policies published

Health Bulletin 44

26 February 2013

Included in this edition:

►Department of Health seeks views on NICE standards to improve quality of social care
►Healthwatch – Communities Involved
►Forthcoming events and training

Health Bulletin 43

21 December 2012

Included in this edition are:

►VSNW update
►Dept of Health News
►Other Health and Social Care News
►Events/Training

Health Bulletin 42

21 November 2012

Included in this edition:

►Strengthening the NHS Constitution
►Pricing of NHS Services
►Women's Health Network

The full Health Bulletin can be read following the link Health Bulletin 42

Health Bulletin 41

18 October 2012

Included in this edition:

►Any Qualified Provider -  Questionnaire on exemption from Licensing for Small Providers
►Dept of Health Update includes consultation on fair and transparent pricing for NHS services
►Updates on Personalisation and Mental Health

Health Bulletin 40

21 September 2012

Included in this edition:

►Dept of Health Update
►CQC Survey of Health and Social Care Staff
►Recognising Dementia Friendly Communities

Health Bulletin 39

23 August 2012

Included in this edition:

►Dept of Health Update
►Merseyside Disability Federation Personalisation Survey
►Over the Hill? Campaign

Health Bulletin 38

25 July 2012

Included in this edition:

►Dept of Health Update
►Social Care Reform
►Health and Wellbeing Boards
►Mental Health Strategy Implementation Framework

Health Bulletin 37

25 June 2012

This edition includes: 

► Department of Health update
► Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development Fund - Meet the Funders event 
► Clinical Commissioning Groups - national/regional maps

Health Bulletin 36

22 May 2012

This edition includes: 

►Department of Health update
►Healthwatch update
►Personalisation - report, statistics and NHS leaflet

Health Bulletin 35

19 April 2012

This edition includes: 

► Department of Health update
► Caring for our Future - what services users say
► Smart Guides to Engagement

Health Bulletin 34

21 March 2012

 This edition includes:

► Department of Health update
► Draft Dignity Report
► Pride in Practice

Health Bulletin 33

22 February 2012

This edition includes:

 Department of Health update
 Amendments to Health & Social Care Bill
 Healthwatch England

Health Bulletin 32

25 January 2012

This edition includes:

► Department of Health Update
► The New Public Health System: summary
► Events/Training

Health Bulletin 31

15 December 2011

Included in this edition:

► Department of Health Update
► Warm Homes, Healthy People Fund
► European Commission Health Directorate– Call for proposals

Health Bulletin 30

17 November 2011

Included in this edition

►  Dept of Health Update
►  Guide to help GP's support carers
►  UK Core Skills Training Framework for Health

Health Bulletin 29

20 October 2011

This edition includes:

► Department of Health update
The impact of health reforms on deaf BME communities
► Outcome Based Commissioning

Health Bulletin 28

23 September 2011

This edition includes:

► Department of Health Caring for our future engagement exercise
► Future Forum phase 2
► Influencing the New Health System briefing

Health Bulletin 27

25 August 2011

Included in this edition:

►Expressions of Interest – PILOT Armed Forces Veteran Support Project
►Joint Strategic Needs Assessment – Resources for Engagement
►The Low Review – Personal Mobility in State Funded Residential Care

Health Bulletin 26

4 August 2011

Included in this edition are

►DH Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development Fund
►Cost of Implementing Personal Health Budgets
►Extending Choice of Any Qualified Provider
►Regional Voices - 'On the Radar'

Health Bulletin 25

30 June 2011

In this edition:

►NICE - Obesity Call for Evidence
►Dept of Health NW Update
►Briefing on Health of Migrants

Health Bulletin 24

26 May 2011

Inculded in this Bulletin:

►People Powered Health
►Law Commission: Adult Social Care
►CQC State of Care 2009/10 Report
►Statement of Government Policy on Safeguarding

Health Bulletin 23

16 May 2011

Included in this edition

►Mental Health Foundation: Measuring Wellbeing Briefing
►Rural Health Economies and the Health Bill
►Coalition Government's Listening Exercise

Health Bulletin #23

9 May 2011

In this edition:
► How to have your say in the health 'Listening Exercise'
► Dept of Health NW Update
► Commissioning services for women and children who are victims of violence 

Health Bulletin 22

11 April 2011

Included in this Bulletin:

►CQC Regulatory Fees
►Dept Health NW Update
►Safeguarding Adults: the role of Health Services
►Social Care Framework 2011/12

 

Health Bulletin 21

11 March 2011

Featured in this edition

► Any Willing Provider Interim Report
► Dept of Health NW Update
► Help a Heart Grant
► National Personal Budgets Survey

 

Health Bulletin 20

14 February 2011

Included in this edition

►Update including event opportunities
►Campaign to support sexual health services
►Health and Social Care Reform - new website
►NHS Support for Social Care

VSNW Health Bulletin 19

11 January 2011

In this edition:

►Funding Opportunities
►Latest Dept of Health Consultations and Publications
►Tender Opportunities

 

Health Bulletin Extra - Dec 2010

9 December 2010

An update on the GP Pathfinder Consortia - NW Pathfinders

Health Bulletin 18

2 December 2010

In this edition

►A Vision for Social Care: Capable Communities and Active Citizens
►Transition Fund: North West Briefing Events
►Equality and Human Rights Commission: Human Rights of Older People

Health Bulletin 17

28 October 2010

Included in this edition:
► Comprehensive Spending Review: Health Outcome
► Healthy Start Consultation
► Liberating the NHS: Two new Consultation Papers

Health Bulletin 16

30 September 2010

Included in this edition

►Achieving Equity and Excellence for Children
►CQC Survey of Users of Community Mental Health Care
►Fulfilling and Rewarding Lives – National Adult Autism Strategy – Regional Implementation
►National Autistic Society Learning Needs Survey

Health Bulletin 15

2 September 2010

Included in this edition are:
►Briefing #34 Analysis of the Voluntary Sector Social Care Workforce in the NW
►Autism Strategy ‘Fulfilling and Rewarding Lives’ Implementation Consultation
►NHS Principles and Rules for Cooperation and Competition
►Personalisation
►Refreshing the National Carers Strategy
►Supporting People to Live and Die Well
►Third Sector Investment Programme

Health Bulletin 14

28 July 2010

Included in this edition are:
►Update - Health White Paper
►Commission on the Funding of Care and Support
►‘Enough is Enough! Action Against Homophobia’ Campaign
►Equality Act 2010: What do I need to know?
►Personalisation
►Skills for Care: Helping with CQC Inspection Outcomes
 

Health Bulletin 13

2 July 2010

Included in this Bulletin:

• Access to Volunteering Fund
• Commissioning Health Care in Prisons
• Ethnic Minority Cancer Awareness Week: 3rd-10th July
• NW Regional Offender Health Team – Directory of VCS Organisations
• Social Values
• Skills for Care: Work smart, work safe – combating violence against care staff
• Events and Training
 

Health Bulletin 12

3 June 2010

The latest VSNW Health Bulletin includes

• Update
• Grants up for grabs for Lancashire’s Voluntary Groups
• Health Foundation – Closing the Gap
• Important changes to CQC’s assessment of adult social services
• National Audit of Psychological Therapies for Depression
• Personalisation – A Rough Guide
• Review of access to NHS by foreign nationals – consultation proposals
• Roll out of improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT)
• Skills for Care common induction standards are refreshed
• Events and Training
 

 

Health Bulletin 11

14 April 2010

Included in this edition

• 5-year Plan for the Regulation of Mental Health Services
• DWP - Care First Careers - £1000 for eligible young people recruited
• Inclusion Health: improving primary care for socially excluded people
• National Audit Office: Successful Commissioning Toolkit
• Progress For Providers Tool
• ‘Reaching Out’ Report: Understanding the Health Attitudes of Harder to Reach Groups in the North West
• The NHS Commissioning Environment: A Guide for Third Sector Organisations
 

Health Bulletin 10

12 March 2010

The Tenth Health Bulletin includes:

  • Asylum Seekers and Health Care Provision in the North West
  • BME ‘Training For All’ Project Website Launch
  • Care and Support Conference Report
  • “From the Ground Up - A guide to integrated care design and delivery”
  • Mental Health First Aid Training
  • New Food Coop Advisor for North West
  • Review of Access to NHS by Foreign Nationals
  • Skills for Care Accolades 2010
  • The State of Care in England – the Care Quality Commission Annual Report
  • Events / Training

Health Bulletin Nine

2 February 2010

The ninth edition includes items on:

• NHS Operating Framework
• Joint Strategic Needs Assessment – Third Sector Engagement
• Conservative Draft Health Manifesto
• NMDS Skills for Care Briefing
• Volunteering in Health and Social Care Fund Information Events
• Adult Learners Week Awards
• New Certification Scheme for Health and Social Care Information
• North West Mental Wellbeing Survey
• Swine Flu Update
 

Health Bulletin 8

22 December 2009

Included in this Health Bulletin:

• Personal Health Budgets: NW Pilot Sites and Programme
• NHS 2010–2015: from good to great, preventative, people-centred, productive
• Health and Social Care Volunteering Fund
• Age Equality in Health and Social Care Consultation Events

Health Bulletin 7

23 November 2009

The latest issue of the VSNW Health Bulletin includes:
• Delivering Social Value: Strengthening our Communities
• New Alcohol Profiles for England
• Challenge Fund – Health Work and Wellbeing
• TOPIC: Inter professional working for older people in the community
• Review of Age Discrimination and Age Equality in the provision of health and social care
• National Skills Academy for Social Care
• Supporting People Review 2009
• Social Enterprise Investment Fund for Health and Social Care
• Mental Wellbeing Impact Assessment
• New Declaration Enshrines Acute Mental Health Care Quality for All
• Mind publish report on Mental Health Care for Refugees and Asylyum Seekers
• Interim Report of the Commission on Personalisation 

Health Bulletin 6

8 October 2009

The latest edition of the VSNW Health Bulletin includes

► ARC's Training for All project
► Green Paper: Shaping the Future of Care Together consultation
► Skills for Care's 1000 Voices Project
► Taskforce on violence against women and girls
► Innovate NoW: NHS Regional Innovation Fund

VSNW Health Bulletin #5

18 August 2009

VSNW Health Bulletin Issue 4

21 July 2009

VSNW Health Bulletin Issue 3

18 June 2009

VSNW Health Bulletin Issue 2

1 April 2009

VSNW Health Bulletin Issue 1

1 March 2009

Featured News

2 April 2014

VSNW is part of NAVCA future of local infrastructure commission

NAVCA has launched an independent commission to look at the future of local infrastructure. Richard Caulfield, VSNW Chief Executive, is a member of the commission and looks forward to learning from the good practice already used across the country

20 March 2014

The Big Lottery Fund are seeking your views

How can the Big Lottery Fund best help communities and people in need? You have until July 2014 to add your voice to a UK wide discussion around key areas of Big Lottery Fund’s work

20 March 2014

Questions on the Lobbying Act

In view of the passing of the Lobbying Bill into law, many charities and organisations that fall within the scope of the Act will have questions about how it might affect them and when further details may be available

18 February 2014

NCVO call for evidence on welfare reform

NCVO has launched a national call for evidence around the impact of welfare reforms. The deadline for submitting evidence is 31st March 2014

5 February 2014

Launch of Thriving Places campaign

Together with the Centre for Local Economic Strategies, we are pleased to announce the launch of 'Thriving Places', our campaign to develop the VCS role in local economies and the life of local places. We have jointly set out five areas of action for this project and invite you to get involved in this important campaign at a crucial time for the sector. 

Contact Us

Voluntary Sector North West
St. Thomas Centre
Ardwick Green North
Manchester
M12 6FZ
Tel: 0161 276 9300
Fax: 0161 276 9301
Email: info@vsnw.org.uk