NHS England is holding five national events to get views from patients and the public on items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care. Two of the events are online on 14 January and 14 February and the other three events are being held in Leeds on 22 January, London on 5 February, and Birmingham on 11 February. These events are open to all.
The first Staffordshire Village Halls Network meeting, organised by Support Staffordshire, will be held during Village Halls Week and Big Energy Saving Week. A chance to learn about saving energy costs in your village hall, meet the new Staffordshire Rural Officers and network with other village halls.
Stowe-by-Chartley Village Hall is being used as it received a significant grant to improve the insulation of the building (roof and walls) and upgrade the heating system; its also conveniently central to the county for our first meeting.
Due to unprecedented financial challenges, the county council is facing some very difficult decisions about the non-statutory services it can continue to fund. With a £35 million gap in our budget a number of proposals are reluctantly being considered, including the funding of the School Crossing Patrol service after September 2019.
Organisations in North Staffordshire are invited to a specific voluntary sector consultation session on the proposals for the future of health services in North Staffordshire.
The governing bodies for North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent CCGs recently approved the consultation plans and opened the consultation period on Monday 10th December to run for 14 weeks.
For more information on the background and proposals please visit: https://www.healthservicesnorthstaffs.nhs.uk/
REMINDER: The consultations for the ‘Education and Skills Strategy’ and ‘Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Strategy’ are still live - Don’t miss out on the opportunity to have your say!
Public consultations for the “Education and Skills Strategy: A Partnership Framework for Staffordshire” and Staffordshire’s “Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Strategy” started in November the consultations will stay open until the 21st December 2018.
Time: 2.30pm Tuesday 4 December 2018
Place: The Tony Waddington Suite, Bet365 Stadium, Stanley Matthews Way, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 4EG
North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent CCGs’ governing bodies meeting in common will be held in public on Tuesday 4 December at the Bet365 Stadium.
There will only be one item on the agenda, the future of local health services.
Please find attached a briefing paper on this week’s Autumn Statement, outlining some of key spending promises in the Budget and their implications for VCSE organisations.
As always, I hope you’ll find this interesting/useful and am keen to hear your thoughts on what the chancellor had to say in the Autumn Statement.
Policy & Research Lead
NAVCA (National Association for Voluntary and Community Action)
15 Paternoster Row
Our new Trust is on a journey to provide Exceptional Care Together – and we want you to be part of it. We’re keen to hear from those of you who would like to get more involved in shaping the future of UHDB.
The Trust are hosting a patient engagement event on:
Thursday 8 November 2018, 6.00pm until 8.00pm
Burton Town Hall, King Edward Place, Burton-on-Trent, DE14 2EB
Want to find out more or interested in attending?
Here at Staffordshire County Council we are working on building a new relationship with the people of Staffordshire. By this we mean helping Staffordshire residents to have more personal responsibility and enable them to help out others in their community. We have designed a number of ‘asks’ for people within Staffordshire that we hope communities will understand and feel they are able to do in day to day lives, in order to help make Staffordshire an even better place to live.
Could your organisation contribute to a collaborative style approach to improve outcomes for families with dependent children in Burton-upon-Trent?
In East Staffordshire, Staffordshire County Council wish to commission a consortium of providers that will deliver a Community Enabler Service focusing upon the following 4 themes:-