Care to Learn - The NCPC End of Life Care Training Programme

National Council for Palliative Care

NCPC has launched a major new training initiative: Care to Learn - The NCPC End of Life Care Training Programme. Evidence shows that delivering good end of life care can help you increase staff retention and job satisfaction as well as meet your regulatory requirements. Our training programme is a pack designed to be delivered in the workplace, in a flexible and practical format that fits your staff and organisational needs. This is a very cost-effective way of providing in-house training to introduce staff to end of life care without having to leave the workplace.

Making room for people affected by long-term health conditions

Voluntary Arts

Voluntary Arts has published a new briefing, offering a few simple things that voluntary arts and crafts groups can do to make it easier and more comfortable for new and existing members with a long-term health condition to take part.  The briefing is part of the Healthy, Social, Creative project, set up to promote the value of voluntary arts groups to health professionals working with people with long-term conditions.

Get Legal

Get Legal is a new online reference tool, offering clear guidance and information about legal structures.  It aims to help individuals, organisations and advisors to make informed decisions as they set up and develop charities, social enterprises and co-operatives. It also explains a range of legal forms in detail.

NHS standard terms and conditions of contract for the purchase of goods and supply of services

Department of Health

The NHS standard terms and conditions of contract for the purchase of goods and supply of services have been updated and are available for download below.  These terms and conditions are intended for use by NHS bodies procuring goods and services from commercial organisations, not for the procurement of clinical services from other NHS bodies or Independent sector providers.

Creative Cooperatives

Creative Cooperatives

Creative Co-operatives is for anyone working in the creative industries who is interested in collaborating and co operating with other people. Find out about what it’s like to work in a creative co-operative, hear from industry leaders about their view on co operation, network and find out how you can start a co operative business.  Includes a downloadable guide to setting up a co-operative in the creative industries.

Mental Wellbeing Impact Assessment Toolkit

National Mental Health Development Unit

New edition of the Mental Well-being Impact Assessment Toolkit (2010). This new edition of the Mental Well-being Impact Assessment (MWIA) toolkit has been published by the National Mental Health Development Unit (NMHDU) in partnership with the English National MWIA Collaborative. Improving population mental health and well-being will be a key theme in the Government's forthcoming Mental Health Strategy and the Public Health White Paper.

Participatory Arts Practice in Healthcare Contexts Guidelines for Good Practice

Centre for Medical Humanities, HSE, Waterford Healing Arts Trust

The development of these Guidelines for Good Practice was commissioned from the Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham University by the Waterford Healing Arts Trust and the Health Service Executive South (Cork) Arts + Health Programme with financial support from Arts Council Ireland/An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

GMAHN helpful documents

Greater Manchester Arts & Health Network (GMAHN)

various guidance documents, covering various subjects including evaluation, impact assessment, codes of practice, arts on prescription.

Setting up and Running a Book Club / Reading Group. A Guidance Booklet from Voluntary Arts Ireland

Voluntary Arts Ireland

Are you thinking of setting up a book group or reading club? This new guide from voluntary Arts Ireland is for you. It helps you to think about the best way to organise the book club, how to approach choosing books and hosting discussions which are both stimulating and social.

VAN Briefing: Artists in Hospitals

Voluntary Arts Network

Guidelines for the voluntary arts

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