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Participants required for upcoming Advocacy Procurement

Source By: LBH

The London Borough of Hackney is looking at new independent Advocacy in the borough and are looking for people to be involved in this process. We want service users and carers to:

  • Form part of a panel to provide input and feedback around specific aspects of the specification that providers will bid on to deliver the service.
  • To be part of the same panel described above, to evaluate provider presentations, as part of the evaluation process.
  • To decide upon a score with other panel members, for each provider, based on the content of each presentation given.


The panel will meet for a briefing on Thursday 1st June 2017 at HSC, Hackney Service Centre, 1 Hillman Street, E8 1DY [time to be confirmed]

The bidder presentations are due to take place between Monday 17th July and Wednesday 19th July. [Specific date & time to be confirmed]

Please see the attached advert for more information and forward on to your networks.

If people would like to be involved or find out more information they can email


Department for Education: Analysing family circumstances and education - Closing Date 31st July 2017

Source By: Gov.UK

We’re seeking views on the methodology in our paper analysing the household income and educational outcomes of pupils in England.

Click here for the consultation

Click here for more information

Closing Date and time - Monday 31st July at 11:45pm

Project Management in Practice (3 day workshop)

Source By: Hackney Council

Course: Project Management in Practice (3 day workshop)

Date: 26th – 28th June 2017

Time: 09:30 – 16.30

This three-day interactive workshop will allow you to develop and practise the skills you will need to manage any project. We use Hackney case studies and work in groups, using core tools and techniques to deliver real life examples of managing a project. You will receive useful feedback for the future.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Understand the concepts of project management
  • Use the Hackney approach to project management
  • Use project management tools to produce an agreed understanding of a change and the project to deliver it
  • Produce a project plan and schedule
  • Develop the governance structure to allow the project the best chance of delivery and for benefit realisation
  • Define risks profiles and the use of a risk tracker
  • Develop lessons learned for use on current and future projects

Who should attend

All staff members who manage projects as part of their role.

There is a one-day workshop called Project management essentials for people who may use the skills in the future.




Please email your completed booking form to and do remember to include the course title which you wish to attend. If you have specific query regarding this course please email


Please also have the course title as the header title instead of having development opportunities as the header title.


Healthwatch Hackney Annual General Meeting 2017- 12th July 2017

Source By: Healthwatch Hackney

Help Healthwatch Hackney celebrate another successful year of influencing local health and care services at our Annual General Meeting.

Our AGM is an opportunity to:

  • Hear about Healthwatch Hackney’s achievements during 2016-17
  • Have your say on our priorities for the year ahead
  • Meet our board members

The second part of the AGM will focus on mental health in Hackney with a chance for people have their say on:

  • Support for children’s mental health and wellbeing
  • Adult mental health services – what’s working and what could be improved
  • Mental health services under City and Hackney’s integrated commissioning plans

Please book your place here. 

For more information please call 020 7923 8358 or email  Food and refreshments will be provided.

Public Patient Voice - Deadline 13th July 2017

Source By: NHS England

NHS England Specialised Commissioning is recruiting Public Patient Voice members to its Clinical Reference Groups (CRGs). CRGs bring together groups of clinicians, commissioners, public health experts, patients and carers. They use their specific knowledge and expertise to advise NHS England on the best ways that specialised services should be provided, advice on the development of service specifications, commissioning policies, identifying innovation and improving quality. Vacancies include Women and Children patient groups/organisations. To request an application pack please email

Deadline for applications is 13 July.

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