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Health and Well-being news alert Issue 57

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Launch of the VCSE Review

As partners will be aware the DH, NHS England, PHE and representatives from the VCSE sector are co-producing a review to examine how statutory organisations can best fund the sector to improve health and wellbeing. The review will gather evidence from the VCSE sector about differing local approaches to helping the sector to: define, achieve and demonstrate impact; build capacity and stay sustainable; and to reach and empower a wide range of groups and communities.

The new website for the VCSE review has just gone live which partners can access here, and all contributions are welcome.

For more information about the review please visit the website where you can read a full background to the review and participate in the discussion either by submitting a guest blog or by commenting in our discussion forum.

Please find attached an invitation to engage with the review {45kB, DOC] and to contribute your thoughts.

Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development (IESD) Fund

The Department of Health's 'Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development (IESD) Fund' is now open. The IESD Fund provides funding from one to three years to support proposals in the health and care field. The available funding is limited and to be successful, organisations will need to have a clear focus in their applications on how their proposals would support and drive forward new ideas, disseminate and replicate excellence or undertake strategic developments in voluntary sector capacity and/or capability in health and care.

The Fund is open for applications for projects to start in September 2015 or later; we cannot accept applications after the closing date, which is at Noon on 27th March 2015 (Please note that an initial registration and eligibility process must be completed by Noon on 13th March 2015).

For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/iesd-voluntary-sector-funding-for-health-and-care-projects

New funds to kickstart joint working with NHS and councils this winter

The government has found new funds to encourage more joint working between councils and the NHS.

In a bid to ease the pressure on the NHS during the current cold snap, the Department for Communities and Local Government and Department of Health have released an extra £37 million for councils to get people home from hospital more quickly and stop them from being admitted in the first place.

The Department for Communities and Local Government has this week provided £12 million to help join up health and social care services so that there aren’t delays for people who can be safely discharged and to avoid people needing to go to hospital in the first place (perhaps because of falls or flu).

To read more, go to: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-funds-to-kickstart-joint-working-with-nhs-and-councils-this-winter

Health services to display inspection ratings

The public will now be able to see how their local public and private healthcare organisations are performing and help them make more informed choices about their care.

New rules will result in hospitals, GP surgeries and care homes to display the inspection rating that has been awarded by the Care Quality Commission.

To read more, go to: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/health-services-to-display-inspection-ratings

New GP workforce action plan

NHS England is investing £10 million to kick start a plan to expand the General Practice (GP) workforce. NHS England funding will be used to develop a range of initiatives in collaboration with Health Education England, the Royal College of General Practitioners and the British Medical Association to increase the number of GPs and develop the role of other primary care staff such as nurses and pharmacists.

To read more, go to: http://www.england.nhs.uk/2015/01/26/boost-gp-workforce/

Practical guide to healthy ageing published

NHS England in partnership with Age UK have published a new Practical Guide to Healthy Ageing, to help people improve their health and general fitness, particularly those aged 70 or over with ‘mild frailty’. The guide covers the main risk factors for older people living at home, which if proactively managed, can help people stay well for longer and improve their quality of life.

To read more, go to: http://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/pract-guid-hlthy-ag...

New tools available to help care for people with long term conditions

Dr Martin McShane, NHS England’s Director for Patients with Long Term Conditions, has welcomed the publication of three new handbooks aimed at supporting commissioners and practitioners in planning services for people with long term conditions in order to achieve more effective, personalised care.

To read more, go to: http://www.england.nhs.uk/resources/resources-for-ccgs/out-frwrk/dom-2/ltc-care/

'Be Clear on Cancer' campaign highlights links between heartburn and cancer

A national ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ campaign has been launched urging people to visit their doctor if they have heartburn most days for 3 weeks or more, as this can be a sign of oesophageal or stomach cancer.

The campaign launch coincides with results of a new survey commissioned by Public Health England, which reveals only 1 in 2 people (55%) would visit their doctor if they had heartburn most days for 3 weeks or more.

According to the survey findings, 59% of respondents did not know that heartburn could be a sign of cancer with just 15% saying they were certain that it is a symptom.

Another symptom highlighted by the campaign is that of difficulty swallowing food. Here the survey found that 70% did not know food sticking in the throat could be a sign of cancer, and just 13% of those surveyed said they were sure it is a symptom.

See the rest here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/be-clear-on-cancer-campaign-highlights-links-between-heartburn-and-cancer

New tool models youth smoking variation across England

New figures released in Jan 15 estimate smoking rates among young people in local areas for the first time.

Commissioned by PHE and NICE, and modelled by the University of Portsmouth and the University of Southampton, the figures are estimates of youth smoking rates for every local authority, ward and local NHS level, based on factors known to predict smoking in young people.

The data will help local organisations to respond to high levels of smoking within their areas and is available on the PHE Local Health website.

PHE’s ambition is to reduce smoking rates among young people to secure a tobacco-free generation. Nationally an estimated 12.71% of 15 year olds are regular or occasional smokers, but the data shows considerable variation between areas.

See the full story here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-tool-models-youth-smoking-variation-across-england

Event: ACEVO Spring Health and Social Care Conference 2015

Tuesday 3 March 2015 - 09:00 — 17:00
Venue: 30 Euston Square, London, NW1 2FB

With less than two months before the General Election, the three main political parties come together at the ACEVO Health and Social Care Conference 2015 to discuss their plans for the sector and respective visions for health and social care in the UK.

This is a unique opportunity to hear from high profile speakers and network with delegates from across the sector and Westminster.
Speakers include:

• Jeremy Hunt - Secretary of State for Health
• The Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP - Shadow Secretary of State for Health
• The Rt Hon Paul Burstow MP
• Simon Stevens, Chief Executive, NHS England

To book your place, go here or contact the events team on events@acevo.org.uk

Local Mental Health Heroes recognised by the Deputy PM

Nick Clegg announced the winners of the Mental Health Hero Awards, as people are asked to take 5 minutes to help break the stigma around mental health.

To read more, go to: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/local-mental-health-heroes-recognised-by-the-deputy-pm

Peace of mind will be the measure of our success

Norman Lamb urges people to take part in the Care Act consultation to help give people peace of mind about paying for their care costs.

To read more, go to: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/peace-of-mind-will-be-the-measure-of-our-success

New research shows rise in public satisfaction with NHS

Research suggests satisfaction levels with the NHS are on the up – rising from 60 to 65 per cent – while dissatisfaction levels dropped to an all-time low of 15 per cent. The British Social Attitudes survey, carried out on behalf of health charity the King’s Fund, is an important temperature check on how the public is feeling about the NHS.

To read more, go to: http://www.england.nhs.uk/2015/01/29/nhs-satisfaction-levels-rise/

NHS England consultation on prioritising specialised services

NHS England has launched a new consultation about how it will prioritise which specialised services and treatments to invest in.

NHS England directly commissions around 145 specialised services. In order to ensure the maximum number of patients benefit from new innovative treatments, choices need to be made about which of these to fund. The consultation will ensure decisions are well informed, evidence led and in line with the expectations of patients and the public.

The consultation runs until the 27 Apr 2015.

To read more and respond, go to: https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/consultation/investing-in-specialised-commissioning

New commissioning tools for transitions from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

NHS England has published two new resources to support commissioning effective, seamless transitional mental health services for young people. The new Model Specification for Transitions from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services builds on previous specifications and can be adapted locally to reflect the multi-agency nature of commissioning and delivering these services.

A sample transition discharge from and transfer of care protocol has also been developed, designed to help improve support for young people leaving Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.

To read more, go to: http://www.england.nhs.uk/resources/resources-for-ccgs/#camhs-tools

Event: NHS Youth Forum celebrate Youth Voice in Health, Mar 7th

Would you like to join us and bring along some young people? We’d love to you to join us! Further details attached - book here https://nhsyf2.eventbrite.co.uk

Do you have good practice you’d like to share? Either in a work shop or via a market stall? Attached is a really simple form [32kB, DOC] for you to complete and ping back to sdarch@gmail.com

For further information please contact Susanna Hunter-Darch sdarch@gmail.com who is kindly supporting the NHS youth forum in co-ordinating this event

Could I ask you to help spread the word? If you can’t join us on the day – feel free to tweet using #NHSYF

Flu vaccine shows low effectiveness against the main circulating strain seen so far this season

New research from PHE has found that the seasonal influenza vaccine has provided low protection this winter against flu infection caused by one particular subtype, H3N2. This is because of a mismatch between the A(H3N2) strain selected for the vaccine this year and the main A(H3N2) strain that has been circulating in the UK this winter.

The findings on mid-season flu vaccine effectiveness in the UK are published today in Eurosurveillence.

Flu vaccination remains important for other strains that still may circulate this winter.

See more here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/flu-vaccine-shows-low-effectiveness-against-the-main-circulating-strain-seen-so-far-this-season

Event: Mental Health & Employment: The Voluntary Sector Contribution Can one size fit all?, Mar 11th

11th March 2015, 9.30am - 4.00pm
The Belmont Hotel, Leicester

As an expert in your field you are warmly invited to a national round table discussion to help shape good practice and share evidence in mental health and employment services. The event, Chaired by Jeremy Clarke from the New Savoy Partnership, will provide you with an opportunity to focus on the important contribution the Voluntary and Community Sector makes in this area.

The event, which will bring together national leaders, research academics and practitioners, will examine key evidence, guidance and best practice. The event will provide you with an opportunity to debate, and to influence national thinking on the gaps and barriers in current service delivery and provide recommendations and actions needed to address these in a report to DH, PHE and NHS England.

Speakers at the event include:

• Professor Steve Bevan, Director of the Centre for Workforce Effectiveness, The Work Foundation, will present early findings from the Individualised Personal Support (IPS) model in Primary Care pilots.
• Dr Rachel Perkins, freelance consultant and author of Realising Ambitions: Better employment support for people with mental health conditions, will be speaking on the (IPS) model.
• Yvonne Clark, Managing Director, Pathways CIC, will present on Black and Ethnic minority mental health and employment.
• Members of the Mental Health Providers Forum will present a variety of best practice from their services.

Report and Questionnaire

This Round Table is a 'working' event which will produce a final report and statement which you have the opportunity to contribute to. The report will be used to inform DH PHE and NHS England and national policy makers and commissioners. 

Also attached is a Questionnaire [787kB, DOC] which, if you are a provider of Health and Employment Support Services, we would be grateful if you could complete as the results from this will also help to shape the final report. Please do complete this Questionnaire even if you are unable to attend the event as your input and contribution is greatly valued.

Confirming your place

Although the event is free to attend numbers are strictly limited and therefore to avoid disappointment please book early. To book your place at this event we require you to book via here. Only through completing this booking process  can your attendance at this event be confirmed.


Plans for new legal protection for NHS whistleblowers

A new report on progress made across the health system has been published, along with plans to protect those who speak up about poor care.

To read more, go to: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/plans-for-new-legal-protection-for-nhs-whistleblowers

Event: Reshaping Primary Care – an opportunity to be involved, Mar 23rd

An opportunity has arisen to help shape primary care development in England. A workshop is being held in central London on Monday 23rd March from 10:30 to 16:00 to look at what matters most to patients and carers in primary care. Attendees will be made up of key professionals within primary care as well as an extensive number of patients and carers.

We are therefore looking for a number of patient and carer representatives who have experience of giving their views on primary care, e.g. involved in local GP Patient Participation Groups, in order to contribute to an important area of work. Unfortunately we won’t be able to pay you to attend but we will be providing lunch as well as paying for your travel.

If you are interested in being part of the workshop, please complete the attached form [103kB, PDF] by the 22nd February and email back to lynda.norton@nhs.net

You can also call Lynda on 0113 825 1108 for further information about the workshop or if you have any questions/queries.

Participation in Forerunner Review Process

More than 200 applications have been received from local areas wishing to be “forerunner” new models of care (formerly “vanguards”). NHS England are looking for a team of up to 20 reviewers who could take part in the assessment process from a patient, citizen, community and voluntary sector perspective. It would require reviewing 10 to 15 applications before Friday 20 February.

There would also be the opportunity to participate in the second stage selection workshops in early March.

If you are interested please contact Charlotte Williams at: charlotte.williams31@nhs.net

Grant awards available to support youth involvement

NHS England is committed to involving patients and the public in our work. As part of this commitment, we are seeking to make grant awards across our four regions of operation to support the development of youth voice in our work.

For this programme of work NHS England is looking to build on existing local youth networks by supporting an additional focus on youth health issues. Grants are available of up to £25,000 each, the total funds available are £100,000.

The deadline for applications is 12noon 9th March 2015.

For full details of the grant scheme and details of how to apply, please see the grant guidelines document and application form at: http://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/patients/public-voice/yth-for/

New framework for commissioning support services announced

NHS England has announced the organisations that have been approved to join the new Commissioning Support Lead Provider Framework, following a rigorous procurement process. The approved organisations come from across the NHS and private sector and successfully met the tough quality and value for money tests to deliver the best support services to Clinical Commissioning Groups and other commissioners of health and social care services.

To read more, go to: http://www.england.nhs.uk/lpf/

System-wide report on transforming services for people with learning disabilities published

NHS England, along with national partners, has published a Transforming Care – Next Steps report that sets out a cross-system programme to transform services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism. The report represents the latest stage in responding to the recommendations of Winterbourne View – Time for Change, an independent report commissioned by NHS England last year.

To read more, go to: http://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/qual-clin-lead/ld/transform-care/

Improving experiences of care: Our shared understanding and ambition

The National Quality Board, with support from other partners, has published Improving experiences of care: Our shared understanding and ambition.The document sets out a common way for the national health and care organisations on the National Quality Board to talk about people’s experiences of care and their roles in improving them.

To read more, go to: http://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/part-rel/nqb/

National leaders to address the first UK e-Health week

NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens, National Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh and National Director for Patients and Information Tim Kelsey are to give their views on the latest advances in health informatics and their potential to transform healthcare. They will be among a programme of national leaders at the first ever UK e-Health Week being staged at London Olympia on 3-4 March.

To read more, go to: http://ukehealthweek.com/

PHE and NHS England guide highlights importance of communities to health and wellbeing

A new guide from Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England has identified how local government and the NHS have important roles in building confident communities to improve health and reduce inequalities.

The guide states the move to a new health system, including the transfer of public health to local government, has created opportunities for public health and healthcare to become more person and community centred. The move enables individuals to realise their potential and to contribute to building healthier, more resilient communities

See full story here:https://www.gov.uk/government/news/phe-and-nhs-englandguide-highlights-importance-of-communities-to-health-and-wellbeing

PHE launches new tool to raise awareness about heart disease

On Valentine’s Day (14 February 2015), PHE and the BHF encouraged people to find out the age of their loved one’s heart by using My Heart Age, the new heart age tool.

February is Heart Month, and an opportunity to raise awareness of heart disease, one of the leading causes of premature death in England.

Over 18,000 people died prematurely from coronary heart disease in 2013. Using the new tool, people can find out the age of their heart by inputting simple lifestyle information, such as their weight and whether they smoke, and see how this compares to their actual age. They can then take action to improve their health.

The personalised results, combined with the free NHS Health Check, give an opportunity for people to take action to reduce their risk of developing serious but preventable conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, and certain types of dementia.

The new heart age tool is on the NHS Health Check website which provides information about what happens at the NHS Health Check, when and how to get one, and how to lower your risk.

Secondhand smoke campaign launch coincides with vote ending smoking in cars with children

Public Health England launched its campaign in February to highlight the hidden dangers that secondhand smoke in homes and cars can cause to children’s health, coinciding with the passing by Parliament of regulations to end smoking in cars carrying children in England.

Secondhand smoke is particularly harmful to children as they breathe more rapidly and have less developed airways. Children being exposed to secondhand smoke results in more than 300,000 GP consultations and 9,500 hospital admissions every year.

The government estimates that 3 million children in England are exposed to secondhand smoke in their family car, which puts them at risk of serious conditions, including respiratory infections and meningitis and triggering asthma. A survey by the British Lung Foundation found that 86% of children who are exposed to smoking in cars would like the smoker to stop, yet only 31% actually feel able to ask them to do so.

See the rest here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/secondhand-smoke-campaign-launch-coincides-with-vote-ending-smoking-in-cars-with-children

PHE publishes Equality and Diversity Report

The equality duty is supported by 2 specific duties which require public bodies such as PHE to:

• publish information to show their compliance with the equality duty
• set and publish equality objectives at least every 4 years

This equality and diversity report sets out how PHE has responded to the first of these specific duties in 2014. It contains information about how PHE has thought about the 3 aims of the equality duty in conducting its work.

See the report here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/phe-equality-and-diversity-report-2014

Invitation for young people to help make short films about health rights

As part of a Department of Health project on developing online materials to explain the NHS Constitution to Children and Young People CDC and NCB want to speak to children and young people between 12-18 (25 for disabled children) about experiences that highlight why the rights in the NHS Constitution matter to children and young people. This is an opportunity for them to work with a professional filmmaker to contribute to a series of short films that will be included in our website for Children and Young People on the NHS Constitution.

Some information for young people about this opportunity is attached here [208kB, PDF].

Please contact Emily Hamblin Ehamblin@ncb.org.uk if you would like more information or know anyone who would be interested in taking part.

Event: Contribution through Volunteering: Social Action by Young People with Additional Support Needs

CSV invites you to attend a seminar on Contribution Through Volunteering: Social Action by Young People with Additional Support Needs. Developed over the last few years by In Control and CSV, it is an approach which aims to help people who need extra support to participate in meaningful and fulfilling social action activities which focus on the assets they bring, enhance their skills, independence, health and wellbeing, and enable them to make a bond with other volunteers from their community who are able to provide them with support and mentoring – key elements in preparing young people for adulthood.

For more information, contact jmindham@csv.org.uk

Event: A Conversation on Youth Obesity March 24th

This free NCB event (in central London) will provide an opportunity to discuss the impacts of youth obesity and routes to healthier lifestyles for our nation’s young people. Attendees will also learn more about the European Youth Tackling Obesity project which will be sharing its emerging findings on peer-led social marketing approaches to tackle adolescent obesity across the EU.

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/conversation-on-youth-obesity-tickets-15350615103

Webinar: Age UK’s Dementia-Friendly journey

Partners keen to hear an update on Age UK’s Dementia-Friendly Programme should join us for a webinar on Monday 16 March (2pm -3pm).

During the session, which will be hosted by Steve Milton from ‘Innovations in Dementia’, colleagues across the Age UK network will share their experiences of working on the programme, identifying insights, successes and challenges.

Please contact Jo Linford, Project Manager, at jo.linford@ageuk.org.uk or call 0203 033 1393 to reserve a space or for more information.

Call for Nominations for 2016 New Year’s Honours

The Department of Health has commenced its trawl for honours nominations for New Year 2016. Further information, including a letter from Permanent Secretary, Una O’Brien, is available on the DH website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-years-honours-nomination-form-and-guidance

If you have any names you would like to put forward for consideration (whether from within your own organisation or more widely), please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Department’s honours team on 020 7210 5937 and they will be happy to help. The Department is particularly keen to receive nominations for women and people from black and ethnic minorities.

Please send us your nominations by Monday 9 March.

Supporting carers to stay in paid employment

Ministers have launched a series of pilots exploring ways to help carers balance work with their caring responsibilities.

Carers could soon be using smart phones, email alerts and pop-up care centres to help them plan and co-ordinate formal and informal support. The ideas will be trialled as part of £1.6 million of pilot projects announced by Minister for Women and Equalities, Nicky Morgan, and Norman Lamb, Minister for Care and Support at the Department for Health.

To read more, go to: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/supporting-carers-to-stay-in-paid-employment

Care and Support Specialised Housing Fund: phase 2 open for bids

Applications are now open for phase 2 of the Care and Support Specialised Housing Fund (CASSH).

Specialist housing developers and providers are being invited to bid for a share of an additional fund of up to £155 million to develop accommodation for adults who need support in order to live independently, be it due to old age or disability. This phase of the CASSH fund will prioritise applications for housing for people with learning disabilities or mental health issues.

For more information, go to: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/care-and-support-specialised-housing-fund-phase-2-open-for-bids

Quotes sought for the development of guidance on role of the Community and Voluntary Sector in Equality Delivery System

NHS England is seeking quotes for the development of guidance on role of the Community and Voluntary Sector in Equality Delivery System -EDS2 implementation.

The guidance aims to support local NHS organisations to engage with the Community and Voluntary Sector stakeholders and local Healthwatch organisations when implementing the EDS2.

To find our more information about the proposed work or the Invitation to Quote (ITQ) paperwork [284kB, PDF], please email Michail Sanidas msanidas@nhs.net , please use the attached Response Form [211kB, DOC].

NHS England and Public Health England guide highlights importance of communities to health and wellbeing - new report published

A new guide from NHS England and Public Health England has identified how local government and the NHS have important roles in building confident communities to improve health and reduce inequalities.

The guide recommends local leaders, commissioners and service providers:

• Consider how community-centred approaches can become an essential part of local health plans
• Recognise the diverse range of approaches that can be used to improve physical and mental health
• Use the family of community-centred approaches as a tool to consider potential options for commissioning health improvement and preventive services
• Involve those at risk of social exclusion in designing and delivering solutions that address inequalities in health
• Celebrate, support and develop volunteering as the bedrock of community action

To read more and to download the guide, go to: http://www.england.nhs.uk/2015/02/11/health-wellbeing/

Event: Open and Transparent Healthcare, Mar 3rd

NHS England are holding events aimed at patient groups, charities and the voluntary sector to explore how we can shape our health service to be open and transparent.

We will showcase our transparency initiatives that make information accessible to everyone and help patients find out how their services are performing. We will also discuss the potential benefits of opening up performance information to help the public make the best decisions they can.

The next workshop is scheduled for:

05/03/2015 – Brighthelm Centre, Brighton (http://www.events.england.nhs.uk/all/442)

New guidance on mental health standards published

NHS England has set out guidance for how new access and waiting time standards for mental health services are to be introduced. In October, NHS England and the Department of Health announced the measures in Improving better access to mental healthservices by 2020.

The guidance explains the case for change in four areas and sets out the expectations of local commissioners for delivery during the year ahead, working with providers and other partners.

Latest Assuring Transformation data published

NHS England has published the latest quarterly Assuring Transformation data that tracks progress on moving people with learning disabilities and/or autism from in-patient to community settings.

Latest figures show a reduction in the overall number of people with learning disabilities and /or autism in in-patient settings. This follows the publication of the Next Steps report, developed to improve services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism over the coming months.

NHS Improving Quality pioneering ‘buddy scheme’ launched

NHS Improving Quality has launched a pioneering 'buddy scheme' to support some NHS trusts in England to improve cancer patients' experience of care.

The scheme will see trusts that were most highly rated in the recent Cancer Patient Experience Survey provide support to trusts where patient feedback identified room for improvement. The aim of the scheme is to spread and accelerate innovative practice in order to reduce national variation in cancer patients' experiences of care.

Webinar: Due North - a voluntary, community and social enterprise sector perspective, Mar 16th

Regional Voices is pleased to invite you to join a free webinar on 16 March, 3-4.30, to talk about Due North- from a voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE) perspective. Warren Escadale from VSNW (and part of the writing team for Due North) and Julia Weldon (Director of Public Health for Hull and Due North Inquiry Panel member) will share their insights at the webinar chaired by Judy Robinson, CEO of Involve Yorkshire Humber and member of the Health Equity North steering group.

Due North brought a Northern perspective to action on a nationwide problem - growing health inequalities. It aimed to enable agencies (including the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector) and collaboratives across the North to advocate for, develop and apply policies and actions that will reduce inequalities between (and within) the North and the rest of England. Regional Voices has produced a briefing - Due North: A Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector Perspective

By the end of the webinar participants will have:

• increased understanding of the findings and recommendations in Due North
• increased understanding of the potential of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector to impact on health equity for the north and
• considered how they can promote health equity for the north of England and within the north

More information and how to book: http://www.regionalvoices.org/DueNorthWebinar

Link to briefing: Due North- a voluntary, community and social enterprise response: http://www.regionalvoices.org/duenorth