Organisational strategies are not always the most exciting thing to share and people can be cynical about their value, but I'd really like you to look at our new one and tell me what you think. Don't worry, it's small but perfectly formed, it won't take you long to read. When we published our last … [Read more...] about Claire’s blog: what’s in a strategy?
Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director, Scottish Government Healthcare Quality and Improvement Directorate, has written formally to the Chairs of Health Boards to draw their attention to VHS's Clear Pathway Guidance. Professor Leitch's letter was sent to Chairs, Chief Executives and … [Read more...] about Scottish Government issues Clear Pathway guidance to Health Boards
Can you spare five minutes to tell us how you involve volunteers in NHS settings in Scotland? You can help us to complete our data collection for Clear Pathway by completing our short Survey Monkey. This invitation is to any charity, voluntary or community organisation, social enterprise or housing … [Read more...] about Help complete picture of third sector volunteering in health
The Scottish Government has commissioned VHS to carry out a scoping exercise to inform the development of a national Community Link Workers programme. This is to honour the SNP 2016 election manifesto pledge: ‘Scotland’s most deprived communities need additional support, so we will recruit at least … [Read more...] about VHS study – scoping community links workers
Clear Pathway is a collaborative new project that VHS is delivering from May 2016 onwards. It aims to support safe, effective and person centred volunteering in NHS settings, with the focus on volunteers recruited and managed by third sector organisations. The need The extent, nature and … [Read more...] about Clear Pathway
Digital Inclusion for Health was a VHS project that supported voluntary health organisations to exploit the power of the web and promote their services to more people. Digital Inclusion for Health website A good accessible web presence can raise awareness of what you do. It makes what you do … [Read more...] about Digital Inclusion for Health
Learning to Lead in Health is an accredited programme supporting senior staff in voluntary health sector organisations to develop the confidence and skills for leadership and partnership working. The programme is jointly developed and delivered by VHS and Social Enterprise Academy The programme … [Read more...] about Learning to Lead in Health
Voluntary health organisations are key players in the transformation of public services and in the shift towards prevention and early intervention. The changing policy environment is both an opportunity and a challenge for voluntary health organisations. This one day taster programme is designed … [Read more...] about Learning to Lead in Health