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Derby VCSE Health Information Event

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Date and Time: Wednesday 21 July 2021 - 2pm to 3:30pm

Location: Online

New health structures: Making sense of the changes - virtual Forum for VCSE organisations in Derby

Wednesday 21 July 2.00 – 3.30pm

Bamboozled by ICSs? puzzled by ‘Place’?  There are big changes taking place in the way that health and social care is organised and provided and in the local structures that deliver care. There will be both challenges and opportunities for voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations – and the people they support – in this new system. Come and meet colleagues from health and social care, find out what is planned, what this will mean for Derby, and how you can get involved.

  • Kate Brown – Director of Joint Commissioning and Community Development, NHS Derby and Derbyshire CCG will outline and update us on the development of Joined Up Care Derbyshire as an Integrated Care System, Place Partnerships and the role of the VCSE;
  • Tina Brown  - Senior Place Manager – Derby City, & Perveez Sadiq – Chair of Derby Place Alliance (which will become Derby City Place Partnership) will give an overview of this group and of local priorities;
  • Wynne Garnett who is leading the VCSE Leadership Programme will also tell us about his role in making sure our sector is an equal and valued partner across all parts of the new systems – more details about this below.

To book a place contact Stef Cockerham:

VCSE Leadership Programme: the role of the Voluntary Sector in Health

Wynne Garnett is the Programme Lead for the VCSE (Voluntary Community, Social Enterprise) Leadership Programme. His role is to help the VCSE sector engage effectively in the developing Integrated Care System (ICS), Joined Up Care Derbyshire. He’ll be working with us until April 2022.

The new health structures will bring some changes, and hopefully some opportunities for voluntary and community organisations.  Wynne’s role will include promoting the contribution of the VCSE in all its diversity, and looking at how we can make the right connections to engage, influence and be heard. It may also include training in areas such as leadership and collaboration, identifying good practice, providing guidance on how to engage and how we might measure success.

The work is part of a national programme funded by NHS England, but working locally to a Derby & Derbyshire Steering Group, made up of VCSE, health and other public sector colleagues.

Wynne writes: “’I’m m passionate about the value and contribution of the VCSE and have worked in and with it all of my working life as a Chief Executive, Trustee and Volunteer.

“I believe that the VCSE sector can make a huge contribution to health and social care in all its diverse forms. It can help with delivering services, supporting and promoting preventative approaches, providing access to and perspectives from particular communities, raising service needs and priorities, supporting self-care and as has been seen during the pandemic, harnessing the energy and potential within communities.

“The new Integrated Care System is still being developed and these discussions and a new duty to collaborate provide opportunities for the VCSE sector to play its role as a strategic partner.”

You can meet Wynne at our Virtual Forum on 21 July and/or contact him directly via email: