Websites and Useful Links
- More information on the Greater Manchester Devolution (Devo Manc)
- Healthier Together
Healthier Together is reviewing health and care in Greater Manchester
- The Strategic Partnership Website (Department of Health Funded)
The website aims to support the work of the British Legion and Combat Stress in delivering their DH Strategic Partnership programme. Its purpose is to be used as a resource for Service charities, NHS organisations, local authorities, and veterans themselves -specifically focusing on Armed Forces healthcare.
- The Big White Wall
The Big White Wall is an online early intervention service for people in psychological distress. It is provided in partnership with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. The Big White Wall combines social networking principles with a choice of clinically informed interventions to improve mental wellbeing. It can be accessed 24/7 and has staff (Wall Guides) who ensure the full engagement, safety and anonymity of all members.
Big White Wall is a community of people who are experiencing common mental health problems who are supported to self-manage their own mental health. According to members, one of the most important elements of the service is the ability to talk freely, whilst remaining completely anonymous.
- Veteran's World - Fighting Fit Update
Please see above link to the latest issue of Veteran's World which has a masterfully crafted update on Fighting Fit.
- E-Learning Course for GP's
An e-learning course to support GPs in meeting the healthcare needs of veterans has been launched by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). This course is freely available to all RCGP members, GPs and other primary care practitioners who register on the RCGP Online Learning Environment.
- The DOH structure
- The definitive guide to Veterans Health
It is recommended that GPs store this on their practice intranet. These services are also available to reservists who have returned from operations abroad.
- Pennine Care IAPT Service
Service provided by Pennine Care NHS Trust for Veterans with mental health problems. The service is funded under the IAPT scheme, and GPs can refer into it as with any other NHS referral. It is open now, but will have its formal launch on Armistice Day 11.11.11.
- British Legion
The Royal British Legion is the UK's leading Service charity. We provide practical care, advice and support to serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans of all ages and their families.
- Combat Stress
A small but significant number of Veterans leave the Armed Forces with psychological wounds. These can lead to depression, phobias, anxiety, relationship problems and, in some cases, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Combat Stress works with Veterans of the British Armed Forces, and members of the Reserve Forces, through effective treatment and support for mental health problems. Everything that we do is free of charge to the Veteran. Our work is made possible through statutory, non-statutory and voluntary fundraising. We simply couldn't do what we do without the generosity of the Great British public.
The Confederation of Service Charities
- NorthWest EHealth
NorthWest EHealth is a not-for-profit partnership between Salford CCG, Salford Royal Foundation Trust, and the University of Manchester. Helping the NHS to access clinical research through intelligent search and find technology known as FARSITE. The website provides information on how routinely collected health data can be used to improve patient outcomes.
- Manchester Academic Health Science Centre
MAHSC is a partnership between The University of Manchester and six leading NHS organisations, uniting leading healthcare providers with world-class academics and researchers.
- Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust provides integrated mental health and social care services, to the 700,000 people living in the Bolton, Salford and Trafford and a range of specialist and secure mental health services across Greater Manchester, the North West and beyond.
- NHS Commissioning Board
The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB), plays a key role in the Government's vision to modernise the health service with the key aim of securing the best possible health outcomes for patients by prioritising them in every decision it makes.
- Salford City Council
Salford City Council's website provides a wealth of information and advice on its council services for residents, businesses and visitors to the city.
- Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
This website provides a host of information about the services provided by Salford Royal Hospital.
- NHS Choices
Whether you are looking for a local pharmacy, GP, dentist or other service you will find them all on the is website; alongside lots of health related information
- Department of Health
The Department of Health provides strategic leadership for public health, the NHS and social care in England.
Healthwatch England is the new, independent consumer champion for health and social care in England. Our job is to argue for the consumer interest of all those who use health and social care services.
- Salford Community and Voluntary Services (Salford CVS)
Salford CVS is the sector's local infrastructure organisation providing specialist information, advice, guidance and development support for voluntary organisations, community groups, the community work of faith groups and social enterprises and community interest companies.
- Greater Manchester Victim's Services
The Greater Manchester Victims’ Services website makes it easier for victims and survivors of crime to get help and support. It doesn’t matter when the crime took place or if it was reported to the police. You can request a callback from specialist advisers, get practical advice, read information, or find a support service. www.gmvictims.org.uk
Have your say
If you’ve been a victim of crime in Greater Manchester, we want to hear from you. By sharing your experiences, you can help us challenge existing processes and make things better. www.gmvictims.org.uk/have-your-say