Lambeth’s Health and Wellbeing Board – 6 July

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Lambeth’s Health and Wellbeing Board – Karibu Centre, 9 Gresham Road, Brixton, SW9 7PH – 6 July –Everyone is invited to attend.

 Informal session (5.00pm-6.00pm)

This session will focus on the refresh of Lambeth’s Health and Wellbeing strategy – with a discussion on the four key themes of:

  • early action and prevention
  • integration
  • health and wellbeing in all policies
  • housing.

This is an opportunity to talk with members of the Board and with others, and help update Lambeth’s strategy. There is no need to book; you can simply turn up. Tea and coffee will be available.

Formal Board meeting (6.00pm-8.00pm)

The agenda includes reports on Wellbeing and Employment, Special Educational Needs and Disability Inspection Framework, Public Health commissioning, Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care – what we did, and Public Health.Everyone is welcome to attend this part of the meeting as well.

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Promoting Black Health and Wellbeing (Part II)

Promoting Black Health and Wellbeing (Part II) – Mosaic Clubhouse, Effra Road, Brixton, SW2 1BZ  9 July, 11am to 4pm  

Come along to a second workshop on developing Lambeth’s Black Wellbeing Partnership (working title) – a partnership that aims to address inequalities in mental health outcomes for the Black Community . Click here to book your FREE place       Event includes a hot lunch.

 

 

Development of Southwark’s voluntary sector strategy – final event

you’re invited to the final event to contribute your ideas to shape the voluntary and community sector strategy in the borough- Southwark Council, Clinical Commissioning Group and Community Southwark  on Monday 4 July from 1.30pm, at Cambridge House. 1 Addington Square, London, SE5 0HF – View Map   You can find out more, and book your place, eventbrite

All contributions to date will shortly be available on the Community Southwark website.

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Healthy Lives project (London)

How do you think improvements can be made to the physical health and physical wellbeing of people diagnosed with serious (enduring) mental illnesses?

NSUN has been commissioned by the Healthy London Partnership mental health programme to create an engagement opportunity with Londoners. This is a paid opportunity to influence guidance and best practice documentation designed to improve people’s physical health.

Are you someone who has been diagnosed with a serious (enduring) mental illness, or are a family member or unpaid carer, live in London?   If you are available to attend two workshop days with health professionals on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 15th June
  • Wednesday 8th July

then please complete the Participant Questionnaire and the Consent Form and return them by Wednesday 1st June 2016. Download all the relevant information hereBy email: info@nsun.org.uk          By post: NSUN, 27-29 Vauxhall Grove, London SW8 1SY.

If you would like more information please call Sarah 020 7820 
8982 or 07778 659 390

Healthy London Partnership’s Mental Health Crisis Care Programme

Healthy London Partnership’s Mental Health Crisis Care Programme:Key strategic documents including the NHS Five Year Forward View, the Better Health for London report and the recent Mental Health Five Year Forward View, all highlight challenges facing mental health crisis care and provide recommendations going forward to improve the current system.   In response to this and on behalf of London’s 32 CCGs and NHS England (London), the Healthy London Partnership (HLP) Crisis Care programme is working with stakeholders and partners across the health and social care system to improve the consistency and quality of crisis care in the capital and support the implementation of London’s Crisis Care Commissioning Standards.

This works brings together service users, those working in mental health and acute settings, social care, and other key partners in the crisis care system including the Metropolitan Police and London Ambulance Service. An initial period of engagement last year has led the programme to focus on the following areas:

  • Mental health crisis care in emergency departments (A&Es);
  • London’s Section 136 Pathway & Health Based Places of Safety (places where people detained by the police under Section 135 or 136 of the Mental Health Act are initially assessed).

The programme is currently working in partnership with London’s Crisis Care system to develop a specification which will define the minimum standard of care Health Based Places of Safety should offer. A broad range of stakeholders from across the system are involved in this work, including service users, whose views are being sought through a combination of face to face workshops and online consultation. This collaborative approach aims to ensure the specification is fit-for-purpose and owned by the system going forward to improve the consistency and quality of crisis care across London.

See Why does crisis care in London need to change?

If you are interested in contributing to this work please contact england.mentalhealthcrisis@nhs.net

UKPHR revalidation-consultation

Dear All,

We are today opening a 12-week consultation on a proposed revalidation scheme which we intend to bring into operation next year and ally to all registrants (with some minor exemptions).

We see this as an important step in maintaining the assurance of professional competence that registration with UKPHR represents. Registrants have a professional obligation to keep their competence up to date and to strive for improved quality of service. Revalidation is intended to be UKPHR’s way of giving assurance that this professional obligation is being met by all registrants.

We regard equivalence between all public health professionals as an important objective of regulation by the various regulators involved in the regulation of healthcare professionals. In designing a draft revalidation scheme for consultation we have had regard in particular to the revalidation schemes already being operated by the GMC and the NMC. We plan to carry out revalidation for registrants on a 5-yearly cycle with the revalidation process replacing our existing 5-yearly re-registration. We have today published draft guidance alongside the draft revalidation scheme in order for the consultation to be as meaningful as possible.

The consultation, draft scheme and draft guidance can all be accessed on our website here:        http://www.ukphr.org/revalidation-scheme-for-all-ukphr-registrants/

We will accept responses to the consultation electronically (survey monkey) or in Word of PDF format and emailed to us.

The closing date for receipt by us of responses is 5th August.

Sent on behalf of David Kidney  : d.kidney@ukphr.orgUKPHR

 

 

 

Revalidation scheme for all UKPHR registrants

UKPHR (Public Health Register) is opening a 12-week consultation on a proposed revalidation scheme which it is intended to bring into operation next year and ally to all registrants (with some minor exemptions). This consultation paper sets out the proposed revalidation scheme in draft. It is accompanied by a guidance document which it is intended will eventually be published alongside the revalidation scheme.

David Kidney (Executive Director) points out ‘We regard equivalence between all public health professionals as an important objective of regulation by the various regulators involved in the regulation of healthcare professionals. In designing a draft revalidation scheme for consultation we have had regard in particular to the revalidation schemes already being operated by the GMC and the NMC. We plan to carry out revalidation for registrants on a 5-yearly cycle with the revalidation process replacing our existing 5-yearly re-registration. We have today published draft guidance alongside the draft revalidation scheme in order for the consultation to be as meaningful as possible’   The consultation, draft scheme and draft guidance can all be accessed on: http://www.ukphr.org/revalidation-scheme-for-all-ukphr-registrants/

The closing date for receipt by us of responses is 5th August.

 

Gruff Theatre Company

Gruff Theatre Company  over the coming months, are working towards creating a show based on memory, looking inter-generationally at the differences in how people remember.  They are creating a show in a building in Southwark and would love to hear from any individuals about how they remember and feel about certain cultural events in the past.

If you would like to find out more or get involved in any capacity, over a cup of tea, or phone/email please do get in touch with them:info@grufftheatre or  telephone Phoebe on 0789 494 4158.

 

Age UK focuses on mental health

Each year, Age UK selects an area of focus for service development around the health and wellbeing of older people. This year the focus is mental health – and specifically, depression. Age UK knows that depression is the most common mental health issue in older age, but its significance is often underestimated. Would you be willing to tell two independent researchers about:

·         Your experiences of what best supports you

·         Your views about what services might be needed

·         Your ideas for how local Age UKs might best support people in accessing services or diagnosis?

This page provides more information on the project, along with contact details for Rebecca Stanley at Age UK who will answer any questions you may have.

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Contribute to consultations on voluntary, community and social enterprise sector involvement in health and social care

The Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector advisory group is seeking views on two consultations:

1. From the voluntary sector and from those working in health and social care on the current state of investment, partnership working, and how closer collaboration could be fostered. Read more

2. On the role and effectiveness of the government’s current ‘Voluntary Sector Investment Programme’ suite of grants. Read more

The consultations will help determine the future of voluntary sector involvement in health and social care; make sure your voice is heard and please share with your networks. LVSC will respond to the first consultation and would welcome your input. The consultations are open until Friday 6 November

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