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The Care Quality Commission has announced a series of inspections of London healthcare providers. Voluntary and community sector groups are encouraged to provide information about the performance of hospitals and primary care.

The Care Quality Commission has changed the regulations for inspections of care homes to introduce “special measures” regimes to highlight poor quality care.

Health and arts ministers in Australia have joined forces to publish the country’s national Arts and Health Framework.

Public Health England’s annual Health Profiles summary has been published offering a snapshot of health and wellbeing across each local authority in England.

New data from the quarterly Taking Part survey show that more than half of adults in England (53%) had visited a museum or gallery in the last year, maintaining the high reached in 2012/13 and greater than in any previous year.

Arts Council England has announced its National Portfolio Organisations for the period 2015-18.

The full list of organisations and tools to search the portfolio are available on the ACE website.

A call has been issued for projects and programmes that demonstrate good or promising practice in increasing levels of physical activity in local communities.

The Department of Health is running a consultation on the measures to implement the 2014 Care Act.

The Local Government Association has recently made available a new resource showing the priorities that have been identified by Health and Wellbeing Boards across the country.
 

Think tank the CentreForum has issued a call for social prescribing (such as arts on prescription) to be made available in every GP practice in the country.

A new framework has been developed to guide healthcare professionals in delivering “health-promoting practice”.

The new All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing met for the first time earlier this month.

The audio recording of the closing event of LAHF’s Creativity and Wellbeing Week is now available to listen to for anyone who was unable to attend.

We were pleased to receive the news last week that LAHF was to continue as part of the Arts Council’s national portfolio of arts organisations. This means that LAHF will continue to be funded by Arts Council England through to 2018.

Barely has the dust settled on this year’s Creativity and Wellbeing Week than thoughts turn to next year. Next year’s week will run from June 8th, 2015 and is set to be the biggest yet.