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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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Map of Clinical Commissioning Groups' Boundaries

27 Sep 2012 - 10:29 by michelle.foster

The Transition Alliance have produced a map showing the boundaries of the North West Health and Wellbeing Boards and Clinical Commissioning Groups. This map will be of use to anyone who will be working within the new structure - particularly where this work crosses locality boundaries.

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Trafford NHS Consultation

27 Sep 2012 - 10:11 by michelle.foster

In the final six weeks of the new health deal for Trafford public consultation, the NHS in Trafford is calling on all community, voluntary, religious and special needs groups and organisations, to join in the discussion around the proposed service changes at Trafford General Hospital.

A new community toolkit, containing a DVD and several interactive activities, has been specifically designed for local groups to help them learn about the proposed service changes and encourage them to share their views and opinions on the proposal.

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Deadlines Introduced for New NHS Continuing Healthcare Assessments During 2004-2012

7 Sep 2012 - 11:15 by michelle.foster

Earlier this year, the Department of Health announced the introduction of deadlines for new cases which require assessment of eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding.

Sir David Nicholson has written to NHS colleagues to inform them of the introduction of deadlines for individuals or their families and representatives wishing to request an assessment of eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare for cases during the period April 2004 to March 2012.

The deadlines are relevant to cases from the following time periods:

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The latest edition of the Manchester Joint Strategic Needs Assessment now published

31 Aug 2012 - 10:50 by michelle.foster

Local authorities and Primary Care Trusts have been legally obliged to collaborate in the production of a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) since 2007 and this latest version is a continuation and expansion of the previously published JSNAs for the city. Building on the previous work, the current version of the JSNA has been developed as an online tool so as to allow the material to be revised and expanded on an ongoing basis. All of the data used in the JSNA will shortly be available to users via the new Manchester Intelligence Hub Analysis Tool.

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