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Health and Social Care Update - October/November 2016

News... Events... Opportunities... Consultations... System Change... 

This is an e bulletin briefing from South West Forum which you are receiving as a member of our South West Health and Social Care Network.  It contains health and care related news and events as well as priority notifications of consultation activities.  If you have local news or events that you would like us to help you share, or queries, comments or suggestions for this bulletin,  please get in touch with me - simon@southwestforum.org.uk

Thanks, Simon


NEWS

Shared Lives Plus and NHS England join forces to help more people be cared for in a family home
Shared Lives Plus has announced which five areas have been chosen to receive a share of the £1.75 million investment from NHS England to take forward an innovative family based initiative to help more people to be cared for in a home, not a hospital. The new schemes will focus on reducing length of hospital stays, improving hospital discharges, and reducing unplanned admissions. Read more...

Mental health funding not reaching the front line
King’s Fund analysis showed that 40 per cent of mental health trusts saw their income fall in 2015/16 despite the government’s commitment to parity of esteem for mental health and assurances from NHS England that almost 90 per cent of plans submitted by clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) last year included mental health funding increases. Read more…

New Models of Care – two new frameworks published
Based on the learning from six vanguards working to improve the quality of life, healthcare and planning for people living in care homes, Enhanced Health in Care Homes lays out a clear vision for providing joined up primary, community and secondary, social care to residents of care and nursing homes, via a range of in reach services.

The primary and acute care system (PACS) framework describes a population-based accountable care model, with general practice at its core. It is organised around patients’ needs and aims to improve the physical, mental and social health and wellbeing of its local population. However, it will also include most hospital based care, as well as primary, community, mental health and social care services. By aligning the goals and incentives of hospitals with other health and care providers, it offers the potential for a radical new approach to population health. Read more…

These frameworks follow those from the Multispecialty Community Provider (MCP) vanguards (published in July) and an Integrated Personal Commissioning emerging framework (published in June)

Safer pregnancy awareness campaign
The "Our Chance" campaign has been developed with charities Best Beginnings and Sands and aims to maximise women's chances of having safer pregnancies. Women and their families will be able to learn about how to look after themselves and their baby through support available at ourchance.org.uk and through the Best Beginnings Baby Buddy app. Read more...

New ratings published for mental health and maternity
NHS England has published new ratings on mental health and maternity, highlighting where areas are performing really well, but also helping to identify where improvements can be made. Read more...

Duncan Selbie’s Public Health Bulletin
The weekly bulletin from the Chief Executive of Public Health England, is available here...


REPORTS AND RESOURCES

Harnessing social action to support older people
A £2million project entitled Reducing Winter Pressures Fund supported seven projects to help volunteers working with elderly people during winter 2014. The Nuffield Trust was selected to evaluate the impact the projects had on reducing pressure on hospitals. This new evidence helps to again demonstrate how social action can make a real difference by successfully involving local people. The report can be found here...

Mental illness recovery linked with deprivation, report finds
Official statistics published this month show a strong link between deprivation and the likelihood of recovering from anxiety and depression. Read more…

British Social Attitudes Report on dementia
More than a quarter of the British public is unable to correctly identify any potentially modifiable risk factor for developing dementia, according to new findings from the British Social Attitudes survey, which was commissioned by PHE and carried out by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen). There is growing evidence that as much as a third of dementia cases could be a result of factors potentially in our control, and actions like taking regular exercise and not smoking can reduce your risk of developing it. For more information read the PHE press release...

‘Thinking of Getting Pregnant?’ leaflet
Public Health England have published a leaflet aimed at women considering pregnancy and advises them on the need to have their measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) jab one month before attempting the get pregnant. The leaflet can be accessed here...

Fast food outlet density map
Public Health England has produced a map displaying the density of fast food outlets across local authorities in England. The map and chart illustrate the data and examine the association between density of fast food outlets and deprivation. They show the more deprivation there is in an area, the higher the number of fast food outlets. The map and data have been produced to help local action towards achieving a healthier food environment. The map can be accessed here...

Mental Health toolkit for schools
Public Health England recently partnered with the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families to launch a resource to help schools and colleges in the UK to measure and monitor children and young people’s wellbeing. The toolkit can be accessed here...

‘Keep Warm Keep Well’ leaflet
Public Health England advice on staying well in cold weather, covering issues such as financial help, healthy lifestyle, flu jabs and heating.The leaflets can be accessed here...

Social Investment in Mental Health guide
Social Investment in Mental Health provides a basic introduction to social investment for mental health providers. It is aimed at readers with little or no knowledge of this topic, to help them think about whether their organisation or project might be suitable for social investment. It also provides examples of how others are using social investment and the types of products available. Read more...

A blog by Geetha Rabindrakumar, Head of Social Sector Engagement at Big Society Capital, on how social investment can support mental health providers is available here...  

Disability Employment Gap – two new reports
National Autistic Society (NAS) research indicates that just 16% autistic people are in full time work, which has stagnated over the last decade. But, with understanding from their employer and colleagues, as well as reasonable adjustments to the interview process and workplace, many autistic people can be a real asset to organisations. The NAS’ new campaign highlights this important issue and that, with the Government pledging to halve the disability employment gap, that the Autism Employment Gap is even wider. Read more...

There are approximately 100,000 people of working age who are deafblind and living in the UK. Sense is aware that many of them are keen to enter the workforce: yet only 4% of 18 to 24-year-olds who are deafblind are in employment – a rate almost ten times lower than the employment rate of non-disabled young people – and the employment rate of people who are deafblind over the age of 24 is just 20% - almost four times lower than the national average. Realising Aspirations For All, reveals the multitude of barriers faced by people who are deafblind, both to enter employment and to progress whilst in employment. We have a number of recommendations for Government, at both a national and local level, employment support providers and employers to improve the current situation and support people who are deafblind to find meaningful employment if they wish to.

Scope research into the experiences of young disabled people
Scope’s latest research, Leading my life, my way has been published. The report focuses on young disabled people’s experiences of social care, and finds that young people who rely on social care to live independently have unmet needs in a number of areas such as transport, where to live and, employment. Read more...

New guidance on Shared Decision Making
Now available from NICE here…


CONSULTATIONS

Providing a 'safe space' in healthcare safety investigations
From: Department of Health. Seeks views on creating a balanced 'safe space' to allow NHS staff to speak up about incidents without the fear of being punished. First published: 17 October 2016. This consultation closes at 16 December 2016 11:45pm Respond online…

Reporting serious incidents in charities: consultation
From: The Charity Commission. The Charity Commission is seeking views on the proposed changes to its RSI guidance. This consultation closes at 12 January 2017 5:00pm Read more…


SUSTAINABILITY AND TRANSFORMATION PLANS

Click links in the list below for "STP" information, consultations and consultation reports. You can find more local consultations, surveys and engagement activity through Healthwatch – find your local Healthwatch here…

 

OPPORTUNITIES & EVENTS

Creating person-centred, community focused care - webinar
NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has commissioned the People and Communities Board (PCB) to propose a limited set of high impact interventions, approaches or methodologies which would help create more person-centred, community-focused health and care. The Board will host two Webinars to gather people’s thoughts on the emerging proposals including:

Thursday 3rd November 9-10am: Webinar for voluntary sector, patients and carers: creating person-centred, community focused care - high impact actions.

Email events@nationalvoices.org.uk if you would like to join, stating the date of the webinar you will be joining.

Join the New NHS Citizen Programme Board
NHS England is currently looking for an external NHS Citizen Programme Board Chair, and two Patient and Public Participation Expert Advisers from members of the public with a genuine commitment to patients and to developing excellent Public Participation within NHS England. Read more…  

The closing date for applications is 10 November 2016, and interviews will take place on 18th November 2016in London, with the first Programme Board meeting on 21st November 2016. To receive other formats of the Information Pack and Application Form, or if you have difficulty accessing the online application form, please contact ENGLAND.ppvi-participation@nhs.net or call 0113 8250861.

 
 

WHERE DO WE GROW FROM HERE?

Our free workshop to guide you through scaling-up, replication and social franchising
Also includes South West Forum’s AGM which is open to all interested organisations as well as members.

10:15am - 2:00pm Thursday 8th December
Taunton Vale Sports Club, Taunton TA2 6LP

This event is for you if your organisation:

  • Has a successful service that you want to establish in other areas?
  • Wants to expand but doesn’t have the capacity to manage services some distance away
  • Has expertise and knowledge to share but not give away
  • Wants to protect its intellectual property, brand and reputation
  • Wonders how to respond to commissioners and funders keen for you to “scale up” and replicate
  • Is confused by the language of social franchising, social licensing and replication
  • Supports other organisations to be more ambitious and respond to the opportunities of joint commissioning, devolution and new geographies

Find out more and book online here…

Webinar: Personalisation and person-centred approaches
MHPF will be hosting its first webinar next week on Tuesday 1 November between 10-11am. Martin Routledge will offer an overview of the key drivers and developments in health and social care policy in relation to current personalisation and person-centred approaches. Find out more…

 

Your contributions, comments, queries and complaints about SWF news and information services are always welcome and should be directed to Simon Mayell, Projects & Communications Manager by email or telephone 01392 961962. 

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