Working with the Voluntary Sector
There are various opportunities to get involved through the Voluntary Sector in Rotherham, we work closely with Voluntary Action Rotherham.
An Audience with Sessions - Voluntary Action Rotherham hold a series of events throughout the year where we invite leads from partner organisations to meet and have conversations with the sector or on topics that are relevant to the sector; Rotherham CCG’s Accountable Officer attends annually. These are publicised through the VAR Newsletter and on their website.
In addition, Voluntary Action Rotherham deliver Health Outreach programmes, such as ‘Be Cancer Safe’ – and others; and have opportunities for people to become local Champions and Ambassadors.
VAR also run the local Social Prescribing Service, supporting people in taking control of their own health. https://www.varotherham.org.uk/
Share your views on proposals for legislative change
There has been a national call for views on how legislative change could help health and care organisations deliver the initiatives set out in the NHS Long Term plan and our own work as an Integrated Care System.
At a joint board meeting of NHS England and NHS Improvement on 28 February, national leaders launched the engagement exercise that will run until 25 April 2019, the responses from which will help develop a set of final recommendations to Ministers and Parliament later in the year.
The proposals for change can be found in the document, Implementing the NHS Long Term Plan and you can share your views via the following online survey.