Addressing multiple needs in the NHS: an opportunity to influence

NHS England have recently published several important papers setting out the things they expect every local healthcare trust to do over the next two years, and how they are going to support these ambitions. In this blog, Andrew Brown (@andrewbrown365), a consultant to the Making Every Adult Matter coalition on substance misuse issues, provides some background.

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Ministerial responsibilities in the new Government around multiple needs

In July Theresa May appointed her new Cabinet. In her first public statement as Prime Minister, she signalled that she will place issues of social justice at the centre of the new government’s policy programme.

We have produced a short briefing that sets out the Ministerial positions that we think are likely to have the most significant responsibilities affecting people with multiple needs.

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Opportunity Knocks: a new briefing on devolution and multiple needs in England

Today the MEAM coalition partners (Clinks, Homeless Link and Mind) publish a new briefing on devolution in England. It explores how services supporting people with multiple needs can take advantage of new powers, and sets out how tackling multiple needs can help commissioners deliver on their wider ambitions for public service reform.

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Launch of Walking the Frontline in Birmingham

On Tuesday 7 June, the Making Every Adult Matter coalition launched a new exhibition sharing the ideas and perspectives of people with multiple needs and those who support them.

Designed with the help of participants in Voices from the Frontline, a project led by MEAM’s embedded policy team over the last two years, the exhibition tells stories about the challenges people are facing, and the lessons that policymakers can draw from their experiences.

At the opening reception, there were contributions from Dr. Adrian Phillips, Director of Public Health for Birmingham, and Richard Harris, an expert by experience from co-organisers Birmingham Changing Futures Together, who created a new painting for the exhibition.

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