Research and Insight Officer

Location:            ECS Offices, Staffordshire Technology Park, Stafford. Tenure:               Permanent Salary:                £21,000 Hours:                 37 hours per week Reporting to:  Research and Insight Manager Job Purpose: To design, develop and deliver high-quality research and insight projects to local commissioners and stakeholders across Staffordshire and the wider Midlands region and to regularly monitor intelligence collated from local health …

ECS Public Board Meeting: 25th May 2016 – Caribbean Centre, Burton on Trent.

ECS Public Board Meeting:  25th May 2016 – Caribbean Centre, Burton on Trent. ECS held its Public Board Meeting in East Staffordshire this month which had a full agenda including a presentation from Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust delivered by our Chief Executive, Jan Sensier; an update on the Improving Lives Programme from Charles Pidsley, Chair of East Staffordshire Clinical …

Health and Care Consultation: Your Local Healthwatch in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

Kate Waterhouse Head of Insight Staffordshire County Council 6 May 2016 Health and Care Consultation: Your Local Healthwatch in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Dear Kate, I am writing to you on behalf of the Board of Engaging Communities Staffordshire and in response to your current consultation on the local Healthwatch in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. Whilst it would not be appropriate for …

Healthwatch Staffordshire has an exciting opportunity for a member of the Healthwatch Advisory Group

Your opportunity to make a significant contribution to the local Health and Social Care services in Staffordshire. Healthwatch Staffordshire has an exciting opportunity for a member of the Healthwatch Advisory Group with Engaging Communities Staffordshire. The Healthwatch Advisory Group brings together people with a range of skills, knowledge and experience, which when combined, can be used to support Engaging Communities …

Engaging Communities Staffordshire (ECS) awarded Advocacy Quality Performance Mark (QPM) from NDTi.

Our wonderful Advocacy Team learnt today that they have been awarded the Advocacy Quality Performance Mark (QPM) after a lengthy assessment and accreditation process. This is followed by a structured site visit by NDTi assessors who meet with our advocates and the people we support. The QPM is the UK’s only independent quality performance mark for organisations offering independent advocacy; …

Engaging Communities (ECS) awarded Investing in Volunteers standard

Engaging Communities (ECS) awarded Investing in Volunteers standard We are extremely pleased to announce that we have been accredited with Volunteering England’s Investing in Volunteers standard. We would like to thank all our volunteers, staff and board members for helping us achieve this standard and for their great support during the assessment process! This is a testament to our commitment to supporting …

Dementia Friendly Strategy for Cannock Chase Area – February 5

February 5 @ 9:30 am – 2:45 pm Invitation The Carers Association Southern Staffordshire (CASS) would like to invite you to a special conference on Feb 5th 2016 at The White House, Marquis Drive, Cannock WS12 4PR. 9.30am – 2.45pm This is to gain your views to assist in the development of a Dementia Friendly Strategy for Cannock Chase Area …

Hearing Aid Provision Inquiry Meeting

Last month, under the weight of concerted pressure, Staffordshire County Council voted to support our local petition. But, now – as we feared – four other Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have announced plans to cut hearing aids. But all is not lost. Due to the strength of local opposition, Staffordshire Council’s scrutiny committee will be running an Inquiry Day ...

Staffordshire Neurological Alliance Host Neurological Advocacy Conference

The below is taken from an SNA flyer: Do you want to help make life better for the 200, 000 in Staffordshire affected by a neurological condition? Are you capable, with a few others and our partners in the local Health Economy, of taking Staffordshire’s new independent neurological charity forward? If you think that you are then join us and …

East Staffordshire CCG awarded contract for Improving Lives programme in partnership with Virgin Care

East Staffordshire CCG announces Virgin Care as partner for Improving Lives programme East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has today announced Virgin Care as its partner for a seven-year Improving Lives programme. The innovative Improving Lives programme has been designed with patients and clinicians to give people with long-term health conditions and frail, elderly residents of East Staffordshire more control …

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service Events

We have been commissioned by the Staffordshire Fire Service to run a series of public consultation events during march 2015, on their community safety options. They include: How the fire service allocates resources for prevention, protection and response activities Using different vehicles and crewing methods for different incident types. Changing operational crewing to reflect times of peak demand and low …

Important Changes to Open Access arrangements for paediatric services at County Hospital

It has been brought to our attention that some parents and guardians of children who have previously been granted Open Access to the Paediatric Assessment Unit and Shugborough Children’s Ward at County Hospital may not be aware of recent changes. Parents and guardians of children with long term health issues are sometimes granted Open Access. This means that children with …

Robert Francis on Complaints:

A complaints System that does not respond flexibly, promptly and effectively to the justifiable concerns of complainants not only allows unacceptable practice to persist, it aggravates the grievance and suffering of the patient and undermines the public's trust in the service.