Help for local Compacts on new health landscape published
Compact Voice has today published ‘Informing and influencing the new local health landscape: a guide for local Compacts’.
The guide is designed to provide practical and straightforward guidance for local Compact partnerships, on how they can engage with the new health landscape.
It provides information about the key elements of local Health reform, and explains how the new and emerging health landscape will affect local Compact partnerships. The guidance also outlines who local Compact partnerships should be communicating with and how.
It is particularly important – now more than ever - that voluntary and statutory partners work closely together to achieve positive outcomes for their communities.
Andrew Lansley, the Health Secretary, wrote to Compact Voice last year outlining his and the Department of Health’s commitment to the Compact, in which the Minister stated:
“I am concerned to hear that some local groups have expressed concern that Compact relationships did not include local health partners. I would encourage all NHS organisations in England to have signed up to a local Compact and use this to guide local arrangements for partnership working.”
Download the guidance here – we hope you will find it useful.