NAVCA News - Health and social care

The following news articles were posted within the "Health and social care" category.

NAVCA confirmed as health and care strategic partner

The Department of Health has announced that NAVCA is one of the 21 voluntary sector organisations that will be part of the Health and Care Voluntary Sector Strategic Partner Programme for 2013-14. This strengthens the support NAVCA can offer members to build the capacity and capability of local charities and community groups. It will also help NAVCA members get their views heard by the Department of Health, about how to best support local voluntary action....

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Changes to criminal records checks and barring arrangements

NAVCA has produced a new interim briefing on important changes to checks...

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Newcastle CVS research shows charities face NHS barriers

Joe Irvin, Chief Executive of national umbrella body NAVCA, visited Newcastle CVS On Friday 25 May. His visit was to see first-hand the work of Newcastle CVS. In particular he heard about the work Newcastle CVS and Involve North East are doing to measure the impact of changes to the NHS on charities and community groups....

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NAVCA’s six point test for local Healthwatch

NAVCA has issued a six point test for local Healthwatch to make sure they are genuine grassroots bodies. To pass the six point test, the Government needs to amend the Health and Social Care Bill so that local Healthwatch organisations are not 'statutory bodies', which would create over 150 new local quangos....

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DH strategic partner programme

At All Change, the Department of Health Voluntary Sector Strategic Partners conference held at Hotel Russell on 21 November, Paul Burstow, Minister for Care Services, used his keynote speech to announce an extension to their £3.5 million Strategic Partner programme for 2012-13....

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NAVCA concern at Enfield NHS cuts

NAVCA has made Freedom of Information requests in response to reports that the NHS in Enfield will be cutting voluntary sector grants. ...

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NAVCA publishes Open Public Services consultation response

NAVCA has published its response to the government’s Open Public Services White Paper, which sets out the government’s plans to reform public services. The government sees it as part of their Big Society agenda. They believe it hands power to communities and ends the top-down ‘government knows best’ approach. Critics have called the plans "back-door privatisation"....

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Open Public Services - Consultation event

The government is proposing major reforms to public services in the Open Public Services White Paper. NAVCA will be responding to the paper and we would urge all interested members to do likewise. As part of the consultation process, and in partnership with the Cabinet Office, we are holding a focused consultation for NAVCA members on the theme of market development on Wednesday morning, 28th September, in Birmingham at BVSC. Places are free but limited so please email events@navca.org.uk to reserve a place or call 0114 278 6636....

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Health & Social Care bill – listening exercise

NAVCA has produced a briefing to help members get involved in the NHS listening exercise....

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NAVCA responds to consultations on public health and workforce development

Healthy Lives, Healthy People NAVCA has submitted a response to Healthy Lives, Healthy People - the Government's strategy for Public Health. Our...

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