Health and Well-being news alert Issue 9
URGENT If you could change one thing in social care, what would it be?
The Government engagement exercise “Caring for our Future”- which will feed into the development of the Care and Support White Paper released in Spring 2012 – is drawing to a close. There is still time for you to contribute to a national response from the voluntary sector that is being co-ordinated by Regional Voices – please take a few minutes to share your experience and help to influence the future of social care.
Caring for our Future - Regional Voices Overview and Initial Response
See the initial voluntary sector response produced last month:
Caring for our Future - An Overview and Initial VCS Response [117kB, DOC]. This briefing should be read in conjunction with the questions specified by the Department of Health [199kB, PDF].
If you would like to contribute your views to this voluntary sector response to Caring for our Future, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 10am on Monday 28th November.
NHS Future Forum sends interim recommendations to Secretary of State
The Chair of the NHS Future Forum, Professor Steve Field, has written to the Secretary of State with the Forum’s interim recommendations.
The Department of Heath is due to publish the NHS Operating Framework and the Public Health Outcomes Framework soon and the Forum wants to ensure some of its recommendations are reflected in these documents.
The letter is not, therefore, intended to summarise the full range of views the Forum has heard or indicate what its final report will cover. The Forum’s final report will be published before the end of the year.