The national Building Health Partnerships programme team have produced a couple of updates to give a flavour of progress with the programme. The following is from an email they circulated to us.
Emerging actions from learning sites
The Emerging actions report provides a snapshot of some of the action planned across the 12 learning sites. It is not intended to give a comprehensive overview of all the exciting work you’ve got planned, but a flavour of the work across the programme. As it is a snapshot do be aware that action may now have moved on or changed focus slightly.
An update on the Expert Led Seminars which have taken place or are planned to take place. In future bulletins the programme team will share some of the learning, resources and presentations from these sessions so far.
We were really pleased to hear earlier this year that Dudley was selected from 150 areas as one of 12 learning sites in a programme called Building Health Partnerships.
The other 11 learning sites are in Bristol; Croydon; City & Hackney; Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield; North Hampshire; Bradford & Airedale; Manchester; Shropshire; Staffordshire; Swindon; and Wakefield.
Being a Building Health Partnerships learning site involves designing and being part of a learning programme to maximise the potential of collaboration between Dudley CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) and local voluntary and community and social enterprise organisations to improve health in local communities.
The Building Health Partnerships programme aims to:
Assist CCGs to realise their aspirations for truly meaningful engagement with patients, carers and their communities;
Enable the building of trust and mutual understanding between voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations and CCGs;
Enable senior staff in CCGs and voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations to take key leadership roles in responding to the challenges of transforming health commissioning and delivery of improved health outcomes through cross-sector collaboration;
Develop and implement local programmes of intervention for more effective engagement of the VCSE sector in health commissioning and delivery of improved health outcomes; and
Facilitate the sharing of innovative models of effective working and successful approaches to clinical commissioning thus enabling the spread of best practice.