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  • Advocacy Awareness Week 2023 – What is advocacy? November 10, 2023
    6 – 11 November 2023 is Advocacy Awareness Week and across the UK organisations have been getting involved by running events, producing resources, and opening up important conversations on the topic. At Beacon we’ve been reflecting on what we understand by the term ‘advocacy’ – what it is, why it’s important, and what its role is ...
  • Tell Healthwatch Oxfordshire your experience of NHS Continuing Healthcare October 6, 2023
    Image courtesy of Peter Kindersley via the Centre for Ageing Better age-positive image library Healthwatch Oxfordshire wants to hear about your experience of applying for NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) funding and support. The county’s independent health and care watchdog is looking for people in the area willing to share their stories so it can highlight what is ...
  • DHSC call for evidence on improving integrated commissioning in health and social care September 19, 2023
    The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is welcoming views on changes to section 75 of the NHS Act 2006 – to increase the use of pooled budgets to support the integration of health and care. The changes aim to encourage system leaders in local areas to use partnership arrangements and pooled budgets more widely, ...
  • NHS-funded nursing care to rise from 1 April 2023 March 29, 2023
    NHS-funded nursing care to rise from 1 April 2023 The Department of Health and Social Care has announced that the standard rate they will pay for NHS-funded nursing care (FNC) is to rise by 5%, from £209.19 to £219.71 per week from 1 April 2023. FNC is the contribution paid by the NHS toward the costs of a ...
  • What does it all mean? Common acronyms used in Continuing Healthcare January 10, 2023
    The NHS Continuing Healthcare system can be confusing enough, without having to decode the endless acronyms that permeate correspondence and paperwork. We’ve put together a beginner’s guide to the common abbreviations you might come across as you navigate the system.  Read on for our guide to Continuing Healthcare acronyms… CHC – Continuing Healthcare, or NHS Continuing Healthcare, also sometimes ...