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Start your Social Enterprise guide (from Social Enter[rise UK)

Source Social Enterprise UK

Start your Social Enterprise' guide. The guide, sponsored by NatWest, takes you through the start-up essentials from forming your social mission to funding, and everything between. It's a great resource for budding social entrepreneurs and we hope they will make the most of the knowledge and know-how it provides as they set out on their social enterprise journey.
You can download a full copy of the guide here.

Grants for Impact measurement

Locality is managing the impact measurement fund.

It has a pathway fund for organisations new to measuring impact

  • East co-design session: 21 September, Ipswich
  • North East co-design session: 29 September, Newcastle

Apply to attend one of these events here.

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And the Growth Fund

Workshop dates for the Impact Management Fund (Growth Strand) are now live –

Are you from an organisation that already collects impact data and has a theory of change? You can apply for funding and support from The Impact for Growth strand. It includes training, grant funding and support to help organisations develop impact management systems required to meet the needs of investors or commissioners.


  • You can apply for up to £50,000, which will need to be spent over 12 months
  • You need to apply with an approved provider (Locality is one of these)
  • You need to attend an Impact Management Workshop before you can apply: these will take place between September and November 2017. You can find workshop dates here.
  • Deadline for grant submissions is likely to be January 2018.

Find out more >>


Refugees into Sustainable Employment launch report

REnaisi recently held a launch of the Refugees Into Sustainable Employment programme and at the launch organised discussions re the barriers to employment and how to overcome these - full report here

Domestic Violence Specialist | Claudia Jones Organisation

£27,000- £29,000 pro rata  |  21 hours a week  |  Closing Date : 10th September 2017
Job Description & Person Spec  |  Job Application  |  Equal Opportunities Form

New NHS charging regulations for overseas visitors

download the information here

Also see Just Fair and Doctors of the World paper: Right to Health for All

From Monday 23 October 2017 new charging regulations will apply for overseas visitors receiving healthcare in England.
The regulations place a new legal obligation on NHS providers to charge for non-urgent treatment in advance, once you have established whether a person is eligible. Commissioners will be implementing these arrangements with all providers of NHS-funded community and secondary care including independent providers.
When charges apply, the relevant body must make and recover charges in advance of providing NHS services, unless doing so would prevent or delay the provision of immediately necessary or urgent treatment.
Charging Regulations reference     Situation prior to 2017 Amendment Regulations coming into force      Situation subsequent to 2017                     Amendment Regulations coming into force     
Regulation 3(1A): The requirement to charge upfront for non-urgent/elective treatment.     Relevant NHS bodies were advised in guidance not to provide treatment to chargeable overseas visitors that clinicians had assessed as non-urgent until the person liable had paid in full.     From 23 October 2017, relevant bodies are required by law to withhold treatment from chargeable overseas visitors until the estimated full cost of the service has been paid, unless doing so would prevent or delay immediately necessary or urgent services (incl. maternity services).

Being registered with a GP, or having an NHS number, does not give a person automatic entitlement to access free NHS hospital treatment. OVMs should ensure that local GPs understand this so that they do not unintentionally misinform their patients regarding hospital charges and so that where possible they identify in the referral letter any patient that may be an overseas visitor or is an EHIC holder.

OVMs should consider establishing formal contacts with local GPs to aid this process, which can be used by them as a useful tool in identifying potential chargeable overseas visitors who have to pay for treatment. GP surgeries could also be encouraged to display posters regarding entitlement to NHS hospital treatment.
However, GPs should not be discouraged from referring their patients to the relevant NHS body. It is the relevant NHS body’s duty, not the GP’s, to establish entitlement for free NHS hospital treatment. Furthermore, neither relevant NHS bodies nor anyone acting on their behalf should imply that a particular patient should not be registered with a GP practice as that is exclusively a matter for that GP.
Changes to the GP contract have been agreed for 2017-18 that help to identify patients with a non-UK issued EHIC or S1 form or who may be subject to the Charging Regulations. From a date in 2017 (yet to be decided), practices will be required to provide all new patients with a revised GMS1 form (used to register patients permanently with a GP practice), which includes supplementary questions to determine a patient’s eligibility to free hospital healthcare. For those patients who self-declare that they hold either a non-UK issued EHIC or a S1 form, the practice will be required to manually record that the patient holds either of these forms in the patient’s medical record and then send the form and supplementary questions to NHS Digital (for non-UK issued EHICs) or the Overseas Healthcare Team (for S1 forms) via email or post. More information will be provided to affected parties in due course

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