Colder weather is coming... stay warm and stay well

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As much colder weather is due to sweep across Essex at the end of this week, NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Castle Point and Rochford CCG urge local residents to take extra care. Prolonged periods of cold weather can be dangerous, particularly for the very young, older people and those with long term health conditions.

Festive food for thought with Ivanna Livewell of the National Elf Service

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The local NHS – or ‘Elf service’ across mid and south Essex – is supporting people to stay well this winter in a new campaign that our own pixie pal, “Ivanna Livewell” shares advice and support to help combat winter illness.

The #IvannaLivewell campaign is raising awareness of key winter health risks. She is offering advice on local health services available throughout December and over the holiday period – as well as general self-care advice.

Pilot scheme improves health outcomes for care homes

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Residents in care homes across south east Essex are benefiting from a one year pilot scheme, which uses health technology to monitor, record and assess, the health and wellbeing of care home residents.

Join us at our Governing Body meeting in public

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NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be holding its next Governing Body meeting in public on Wednesday 28 November 2018.

Members of the public are invited to attend.

The meeting will be held at 2.00pm in Committee Room 1, at the Civic Centre, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, Victoria Avenue, Southend SS2 6ER

The meeting papers are available here.

 

Local Dementia Community Support Team confirmed as a finalist in national awards

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A local Dementia Community Support Team has been shortlisted for the ‘Team of the Year’ in the coveted Local Government Chronical (LGC) awards, which recognise the best of local government innovation and service delivery.

The team who jointly work on behalf of Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and the NHS across south east Essex support local residents affected by dementia to make sure they get the support they need while ensuring the local area is as dementia-friendly as possible.