We often post links to articles in this briefing or on the website about how the Third sector can engage in transforming the health agenda and the NHS and Visionary actively works in partnership with others in the sight loss sector to do so. Eamonn Dunne of EVS/Vision UK recently attended an NCVO event and has shared with us a range of information regarding Third sector and health transformation/NHS engagement – details below – thank you Eamonn for sharing this:
Influencing health and social care system change
Case studies on how voluntary organisations can be involved in the development of NHS integrated care systems. Details here.
Primary care networks
Primary care networks (PCNs) are a significant new way of organising care in every area of England. They bring together all health and social care services in a local area (usually covering 40,000 to 50,000 people) to deliver more joined-up care. They are not new organisations, but will work in new ways with their communities. National Voices is the coalition of health and social care charities in England and they have done some work on the voluntary sector’s role in primary care networks which can be found here.
Resources from voluntary organisations
- Transforming Healthcare Together – A new body of resources to equip leaders to build relationships that transform our healthcare system.
- Building consortia – NCVO Knowhow
- Public service delivery – NCVO Knowhow
- Getting ready for collaboration – a framework for joint action – Institute for Voluntary Action Research – IVAR
- Making sense of integrated care systems – The King’s Fund
- Age UK resource packs to help health and care systems to understand the health and care needs of their population
- Information about the VCSE Health and Well-being Alliance