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Dealing with Neglect

21 Dec 2012 - 09:40 by nicola.shanahan

Neglect

Recently I attended a neglect summit organised by Manchester Safeguarding Children Board. A summit seems like a heady title but felt fitting for the task at hand. The summit was facilitated by Professor Jan Howarth who is working with several LSCB’s around issues of neglect and has led several research projects and written books on multi-agency approaches to neglect.

Crossroads Care drop in Sessions

13 Dec 2012 - 12:00 by michelle.foster

Crossroads Care in partnership with Manchester Carers Centre are holding drop in sessions for carers at the St James and Emmanuel Parish Hall in Didsbury.

Do you care and support family or friends who could not manage without your help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems.

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South Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group strategic commissioning strategy for 2012-2015

7 Dec 2012 - 10:50 by michelle.foster

The commissioning strategy sets out South Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group’s vision and commissioning priorities for the coming years. It includes an outline of the South Manchester area in terms of population and need as well as explaining the financial picture in South Manchester.

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Joint Strategic Needs Assessment - Deadline for new topics.

29 Nov 2012 - 10:44 by mary.duncan

REMINDER : JSNA Deadline

This is a reminder from Neil Bendel (Public Health Manchester) The deadline for submitting suggested topic themes for the refreshed Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is Friday December 7th.
There are additional areas tabled for consideration from the Director of Public Health :

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Exploring perspectives on care for Multiple Sclerosis

28 Nov 2012 - 15:43 by michelle.foster

Researchers at the University of Manchester are looking for people to discuss what it is like to live with Multiple Sclerosis and their experiences of health care services.

Male and female participants living in Greater Manchester aged over 18 with any type of Multiple Sclerosis are invited to participate.

If you have any questions or would like to take part contact a researcher on: abigail.methley@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk
 

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Key Facts about the future of the NHS in Manchester Event Report

15 Nov 2012 - 10:21 by michelle.foster

In co‐production with Macc and Manchester Local Involvement Network, the event was an opportunity for people to:
• Find out more information about the three Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups and their visions and plans
• Find out how as individuals or community groups/organisations they can engage with the Clinical Commissioning Groups and their Patient and Public Advisory Groups
• Find out more about the Voluntary and Community Sector services in Manchester, how they are ready for the challenge of clinical commissioning and development work taking place

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Key Facts about the future of the NHS in Manchester Event Report

15 Nov 2012 - 10:19 by michelle.foster

In co‐production with Macc and Manchester Local Involvement Network, the event was an opportunity for people to:
• Find out more information about the three Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups and their visions and plans
• Find out how as individuals or community groups/organisations they can engage with the Clinical Commissioning Groups and their Patient and Public Advisory Groups
• Find out more about the Voluntary and Community Sector services in Manchester, how they are ready for the challenge of clinical commissioning and development work taking place

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Welfare Reform and Advice Support

9 Nov 2012 - 11:37 by Mike Wild

One of the dangers for me in writing a blog is that I'll end up writing only about things I'm angry about (there seems to be quite a lot at the moment) and it will become a terribly depressing read. However, I'm not going to apologise for the bleak picture I'm about to paint because it's what's really happening to people in our communities.

Impact of Welfare Reform - Report from CLES & Manchester CAB

9 Nov 2012 - 11:34 by Mike Wild

A report produced by Manchester CAB and the Centre for Local Economic Strategies on the impact in Manchester of the changes being made to welfare benefits, access to advice services and legal aid.

A summary version and the full report are both available to download below.

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Manchester Health and Wellbeing Board

7 Nov 2012 - 15:47 by Mike Wild

For nearly a year now, I've been a member of the 'shadow' Manchester Health and Wellbeing Board, representing the voluntary and community sector. This is a new body which was formed under the new NHS and Social Care Act which introduces the Coalition Government's changes to the way health and social care services are structured across England. There must be one Board in each Local Authority area. The Department of Health defines the role of the Health and Wellbeing Board as follows:

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