Tag Archives: Third Sector

North West Population Health & Prevention Network: promoting multi-professional Public Health Practice

North West Population Health and Prevention Network (NWPHPN) is a multi professional public health network funded by Health Education England working across the North West. The network supports and develops the public health contribution and role of the healthcare, social care and voluntary sector workforce (wider public health workforce) in the North West of England.

The network contributes to the vision set out in HEE Framework 15 and NHS Five Year Forward View 2014 – specifically the strategic intentions associated with reduced health inequalities and improved population health outcomes. Key characteristics of our future health care workforce includes preventing ill health and assisting people to manage their own health care as appropriate – NWPHPN will enable this role, helping to create healthy cultures in NHS organisations – starting with the workforce. (The Kings Fund)

The network is specifically aimed at supporting the health and wellbeing role of a wide range of professions across the medical, non-medical and social care workforce across a range of settings such as local authorities, primary and secondary care, community care and voluntary sector.

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Taking the lead: how clinical commissioning groups are changing the face of the NHS

By NHS Clinical Commissioners (2014)

This publication brings together a collection of CCG success stories and describes how a number of CCGs from across the country are unleashing the power of clinical leaders, working with local government, the voluntary sector, and others to improve services and change lives

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Role of the voluntary sector in providing commissioning support

By Nuffield Trust (2013)

This report explores what support clinical commissioning groups and commissioning support units want and need from the voluntary sector and what the ‘value-add’ is; what commissioning support services the voluntary sector can offer; how a partnership between the voluntary sector and commissioners can uniquely help to resolve challenging scenarios commissioners encounter; and the necessary steps to ensure strong collaboration between commissioners, commissioning partners and the voluntary sector.

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Counting the cuts: the impact of spending cuts on the UK voluntary and community sector

By NCVO (2013)

This update to the 2011 report looks at the scale of cuts so far and those still to come. It considers the impact of this on several areas, including the changing commissioning structure of the NHS, and the increased involvement of the private and voluntary sector in the delivery of public services.

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Guide to the healthcare system in England

By The NHS Constitution (2013)

This guide explains organisations in the healthcare system and how they work together. The accountability statement explains how decision making works in the NHS and fulfills the commitment set out in principle 7 of the NHS constitution.

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Influencing local commissioning for health and care: guidance for the voluntary and community sector

By Regional Voices (January 2013)

This guidance is intended to support the voluntary and community sector in understanding and influencing health and wellbeing boards. It gives an overview of health and wellbeing boards, joint strategic needs assessments and joint health and wellbeing strategies and the role of the voluntary sector.

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Protecting people promoting health: a public health approach to violence prevention for England

By Department of Health (2012)

This report presents new figures on the cost of violence, estimating national costs to the NHS and a wider cost to society, in order to provide information and evidence for policy makers and commissioners to use in developing preventative approaches with strategic partners. It aims to increase awareness and strengthen commitment to prevention across government, NHS, local authorities, private and voluntary sectors as well as education, employers and other agencies.

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