Our events and online training aims to support VCFSE organisations to understand the new ICS structure and what good partnership working can look like, navigate the complex NHS landscape and help you gain knowledge and develop essential skills for innovative thinking and working.

Bite-size learning: An introduction to getting ready to work alongside your local Integrated Care System

The West of England AHSN is running a free bite-sized series of webinars for the voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) sector in the West of England, who may be interested in a future partnership with their local Integrated Care System (ICS).

Each 60-minute session is suitable for small vcfse organisations or start-ups who may be interested in a future partnership with their local Integrated Care System (ICS).

Forthcoming sessions:

Cross-partner project risk management – TBC 2022

Further detail to follow

Previous sessions:

Data Security – Tuesday 29 March 2022, 10am – 11.30am

During this session, participants learned how to formulate an action plan to ensure cyber security within their own organisations and the cyber security requirements to assist with tendering contracts with Gloucestershire County Council. This training was delivered by Gloucestershire Care Providers Association GCPA – the voice of the independent social care sector in Gloucestershire.

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The NHS as a marketplace – 23 June 2022, 11.30am – 12.30pm

During this session, Deputy Director of Innovation and Growth at the West of England AHSN, Alex Leach, attempts to demystify some of the complexities of the health and care sector and details the support available to you when thinking about working with NHS organisations.

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The West of England Academy

VCFSE organisations and Integrated Care Systems can also access the free healthcare innovation training we offer through our West of England Academy. The Academy is for all health and care professionals, front line, support services, commissioners and innovators living, working or planning to work in the West of England, and provides a range of free learning events to help you gain knowledge and develop essential skills for innovative thinking and working. Visit the Academy training and events page here.