First of all, I hope this update finds you well.
The challenge for the CCA this year has been the closure from the Derbyshire base and the move to Nottingham. This provided us with an opportunity to redesign the organisation and administration of the Association. The good news is that almost a year on, we continue to operate successfully. The transition has taken longer than we would have liked, however we now have administration support and emails and correspondence are regularly being circulated to members of the organisation.
This years art competition was a huge success and we received many entries, you can view the winning artwork in the art competition section of the website. We have also launched a brand new bi-monthly newsletter which is distributed electronically and you may have noticed our new look website!
Looking ahead, we are excited to be holding 2 conferences early next year, the first one will focus on Training for Trainers and will be a free event which will also include our AGM. The second conference is still being finalised but is likely to be a paid event taking place in March. The CCA Good Practice Awards which were recently opened for nominations will be presented at this event. We are working to build links with new individuals at NHS England and as we develop these links we will share any updates with you. We are hoping to have a representative from NHS England come to present at the conference in March.
One thing that you can help us with is to volunteer some of your time to becoming a member of our committee. This would involve committing one hour every other month to attend a telephone conference to provide advice and guidance on how we can continue to deliver our service. We require support in the key posts of Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Vice Treasurer. If anybody is interested please contact me to discuss further.
I look forward to seeing you all at our conferences next year!
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