Handy toolkit on involving youth volunteers and more...
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30 June 2016

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Story of the week

Inspiring young people to become health researchers


In a recent poll, five in ten young people said they would be interested in helping to improve local health and care services by sharing their experiences. We look at Healthwatch Dudley’s award winning approach to listening to young people.
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News

New guide released on complaints handling in social care

The National Complaints Managers' Group has developed new guidance and best practice for how complaints about social care services should be handled. 

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Consultations

Share your views on community pharmacy

The Department of Health has asked NICE to produce a guideline on how community pharmacies can promote health and wellbeing. Find out more about this and 10 other national consultations you may be interested in responding to. 
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On Yammer

Involving Youth Volunteers Toolkit

Learn how to create attractive and successful young volunteering roles, how to recruit and retain volunteers and how to recognise the contribution they make with this toolkit from Volunteering Matters.   
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Help people to compare local services 

My NHS uses comparative data to give people information about health and social care services which is simple and easy to understand. There are also resources available for you to use to promote the My NHS site online.

 
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National Data Guardian review

The National Data Guardian review into use of data in the NHS and the opt-out arrangements is due in the next few weeks. We will be sharing an embargoed media line a few days before and a briefing on the day of publication. 
 
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Tell us about your care oppurtunity

The Care Quality Commission would like more people to tell them about their views and experiences of care. In the past, The CQC has commissioned national voluntary organisations to gather these views through the Tell Us About Your Care Partnership and it is now looking for new 2016-17 ‘Tell Us About Your Care’ partners. 
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