The final evaluation report of the Movement for All programme was launched on 17th February 2022.
Read the report here - https://richmondgroupofcharities.org.uk/publications
It was presented with our programme evaluators Traverse,] and brings together together learning from a number of intervention and insight projects as well as recommendations based on what we’ve learned over the past few years working together collaboratively to support people with long term conditions to be active.
As the Taskforce on Multiple Conditions publishes its final report – You only had to ask: what people with multiple conditions say about health equity – we are calling on national decision-makers to act on its powerful and moving findings or face growing health inequality, worse outcomes for people and a growing bill for the Treasury.
The Richmond Group of Charities has published the third and final report from its collaboration with Britain Thinks to understand how the experiences and perceptions of patients, professionals and the public have shifted during the pandemic and what this might mean for the future of the NHS in England.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in many ways, and we have come so far. Vaccinations are making life safer, but not everyone is protected and the threat of coronavirus is still here. As the remaining restrictions and legal requirements in England lift on Monday 19 July 2021, leading bodies are coming together to help the public stay safe and support people delivering frontline services. But we cannot do this alone. We can all help to stop the virus from spreading out of control by making sensible choices that reduce the risk of illness to ourselves and those around us.
Responding to the announcement today by Jo Churchill MP, Minister for Primary Care, on the Government’s plans around GP data, four leading patient groups – Healthwatch England, National Voices, the Patients Association and The Richmond Group of Charities – have released the following statement:
The Richmond Group is glad to have worked with National Voices. the Patients Association, Healthwatch England and our member Versus Arthritis to help NHS England shape updated guidance for hospital Trusts.
The jointly-branded documents set out core principles and practical guidance to help ensure that people facing long waits for elective care as a result of pandemic backlogs are supported with good communication and access to relevant information about sources of help.
We have responded to the consultation on proposals to put integrated care systems (ICSs) on a statutory footing in the following terms.
"The Richmond Group of Charities is pleased to have the opportunity to comment on NHS England and Improvement’s proposals for the next steps in the development of integrated care.
People living with multiple long-term conditions may be facing additional mental health difficulties during the pandemic. Calls to our member charities’ helplines strongly suggest that is the case. In our latest blog, GP Carolyn Chew-Graham, a member of the External Advisory Group for the Taskforce on Multiple Conditions, explores how behavioural activation techniques can be delivered by clinicians, practice nurses, voluntary sector practitioners and pharmacy staff via telephone and video consultations during the lockdown and beyond.
The Richmond Group of Charities is fully supporting NCVO's response to today's announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer of a package of support for the voluntary sector.
NCVO, which represents charities, said today’s announcement was an important first step, though not enough to prevent good charities closing, and it would welcome a commitment from the government to review the support offered as the crisis continues.
Karl Wilding, chief executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, said: