Modernisation of health and care: Join webinar on how health and wellbeing boards can work effectively with local providers
The Department of Health and NHS Confederation invite health and wellbeing board members to join a webinar on 1 March from 9 – 10.15am to discuss provider engagement on boards.
Health and wellbeing boards present new opportunities for effective partnership working at local level to improve commissioning and achieve better health outcomes. The main duties and functions of health and wellbeing boards require them to have strong engagement across their communities.
Following the publication of the paper ‘Stronger Together: How health and wellbeing boards can work effectively with local providers’, this webinar provides the opportunity to gain valuable practical insight directly from health and wellbeing board members and local providers about how boards are working and can work effectively with providers.
During the webinar you will hear from representatives from provider organisations who have had varied levels of engagement with their local health and wellbeing board. There will be the opportunity towards the end of the webinar to ask questions of the panellists.
To register for this webinar, please contact David Harrison at the Department of Health at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that in addition to health and wellbeing board members with a health and local government background, members from the voluntary/community sector.
All you will need for the webinar is a computer and a phone. Alternatively, you can join by smart phone.
For more information on the webinar programme, and to listen back to previous recordings, visit the webinars page.
Durham County Council’s Corporate Procurement team are holding a series of four half-day workshops aimed at suppliers, and potential suppliers, of goods, works or services to the Council.
These events are open to any organisation, including large, medium and small organisations from both private sector and third sector, who may be interested in doing business with the Council.
The sessions are delivered directly by Durham County Council procurement officers – not generic training providers or third-party consultants. They are free to attend. You can register for all four events, or just those which interest you. If only able to attend one event it is strongly recommended you attend Session One – “An Overview of Procurement” as this covers the basics that all potential bidders should know about. Due to anticipated demand, DCC can only offer a maximum of two places per organisation.
Please note these are repeat sessions of our supplier workshops, which are held two to three times each year. If you have attended the previous sessions there is no need to enrol again, however please feel free to pass this invite on to colleagues!
For further details, and to register, please contact:
Corporate Procurement Team, Durham County Council - Tel: 03000 265 428 Email: email@example.com
The Policy and Representation Partnership are holding a series of masterclasses for those working in the voluntary and community sector that are already trying to influence policy decisions but would like to work with experts in the field to gain more of an in-depth knowledge of successful methods and strategies to take their campaigns to the next level.
Select Committees play a very important part in the policy landscape in parliament and are crucial in both holding Government to account and helping Government in developing policy. This session will look at questions such as how select committees work, who is on them and how to contact them, why you would want to be involved, what powers do they have and how are they organised and how to give evidence to one of their inquiries.
Guest Speaker: Grahame Morris MP (Easington) and member of the Health Select Committee.
This will take place on Friday 22nd March 2013, 9.15am - 13.00pm, at Waddington Street Centre, Durham. To book your place, or to find out more, please contact Natalie Maidment on: 0191 233 2000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only a few places remain – book now to avoid disappointment!
Find out more here.
27th June, 6-8pm
How to make the relationship between the Chair and CEO work. This is an opportunity for Chairs to join with their CEOs for an evening aimed at networking and sharing good practice on how to make sure that this key relationship in any Charity is productive and harmonious.
Book online at: http://chairsforumjune13.eventbrite.co.uk/
Click here to find out more.
28th February, 6-8pm, Dickinson Dees, Newcastle
This event will include the latest information on Employment Law from Dickinson Dees as well as best practice advice from Chris Peel, Senior Advisor at ACAS Newcastle.
VONNE runs the North East Third Sector Chair's Forum, set up to provide support to Chairs to explore and face some of the challenges facing the third sector and their organisations.
The Forum is designed specifically for Chairs of third sector organisations with a senior manager or chief executive.
Find out more about the Chairs Forum here.
Book online: http://chairsforum.eventbrite.co.uk/
Since 2007, Local Authorities have been required to prepare a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) that details the current and future health & wellbeing needs of their local population. This assessment provides the evidence for important strategic plans and commissioning decisions of Health & Wellbeing Boards and Clinical Commissioning Groups.
However, many community & voluntary groups have struggled to engage with the formal and sometimes technical and scientific nature of JSNAs, and patient and public experience of health & social care has gone untold. This creative workshop, facilitated by Hen Norton (twitter @HenNorton) explores how story telling can be used to influence commissioners and win hearts & minds.
Working in small groups, participants will learn how to craft their own inspiring stories and use these to effectively influence policy decisions.
This event will take place on Monday 18th March, 9.30am - 3pm, at the Tansy Centre, South Hylton, Sunderland.
To book your place, or for further information, please visit: http://storytellingjsna.eventbrite.co.uk
Newcastle Council for the Voluntary Sector (NCVS) have published their latest training programme. Click here to view
The Alzheimer's Society invites you to join them for a series of three workshops covering issues that may arise as dementia progresses for family members and friends who are caring for a person living with dementia. The Carer Information and Support Programme (CrISP) provides an opportunity for you to talk in a friendly and confidential environment about your experiences of caring and supporting the person with dementia and the impact it is having on you.
The workshops aim to provide you with information and support and cover topics such as:
• Understanding how dementia progresses
• Living with change as dementia progresses
• Living well as dementia progresses: occupation and activities
These FREE workshops are run by Alzheimer’s Society staff and volunteers for group of up to 12 people who care for a family member or friend with dementia. They will take place fortnightly on a Wednesday morning from 9.30am to 12pm at the Alzheimer’s Society County Durham locality office, South Approach, Bullion Lane, Chester-le-Street,Co. Durham, DH2 2DW. The dates for the three sessions will be 27th February 2013, 13th March 2013 and 27th March 2013.
If you are interested in joining the group, or would like more information, please contact Cathy Clifford, Dementia Support Worker, to request a booking form on: 0191 3890400 or Cathy.Clifford@alzheimers.org.uk
Aspire Learning, Support and Wellbeing will be holding the following FREE training course throughout various venues in Sunderland and Washington.
Understanding Health Improvement training:
This is a free nationally recognised Level II course accredited by the Royal Society of Public Health. The training focuses on the principles of promoting health, wellbeing and sign-posting together with raising awareness of the barriers to change and adopting and maintaining healthy lifestyles. This is a full day course and is assessed by a 30 question multiple choice exam on the day.
The course (9.30am-4.30pm) will run several times throughout February and March in Washington, Sunderland and Houghton - for full details of the dates and venues and to book a place please contact Janice Ellison on 0191 5297199 or email email@example.com
If you are part of a community group or organisation who would like this free training or require further information please call Aspire on 0191 3891504 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aspire Learning, Support and Wellbeing will be holding the following FREE training course on Wednesday 6th February '13.
Promoting Positive Practice in Mental Health and Physical Health training:
This FREE training will focus upon increasing the knowledge, confidence and competence of frontline workers and volunteers who work alongside those with severe mental health issues to enable a more effective working relationship that can remove barriers and enable access to support that will assist with identified physical health needs.
The training will take place 9.30 - 13.30 at Sunderland Quakers Centre, 30 Roker Park Road, SR6 9PG. Call 01913891504 or email email@example.com to book a place or for further information.