Development of a new health centre in St Luke’s given green light to commence

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The local NHS is delighted to announce that plans to speed up the development of a brand new health centre in St Luke’s have been given the green light.

The redevelopment of Cumberlege Lodge will include the long-awaited permanent premises for St Luke’s GP practice.   It is hoped that the centre will also become a community hub that can be used by local groups and residents. 

Pall Mall branch site to close

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Following a decision at a Primary Care Committee meeting, in public, on 19 September, a decision has been taken to close the Pall Mall branch site located at 314 Southbourne Grove as of 30 November 2018. The decision was taken on the basis that the building is not fit for purpose and requires significant investment to ensure that it meets the required regulations.

Calling all knitters - Scarfie is back!

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Local #SCARFIE campaign returns for second year

It always pays to be prepared for winter and preparations are well underway across the health and care system in south east Essex.  Local health professionals are encouraging people with Asthma, COPD and other respiratory illnesses to wear a scarf this winter to ease their breathing and keep well. To support this aim, a team of respiratory clinical nurse specialists at Southend Hospital are campaigning for the local community to help out so that they can provide hand-knitted scarves to local people who are attending special winter-ready clinics.

We need 150 scarves by 12th October 2018.

Join Southend CCG at its AGM

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NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is holding its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 26 September 2018. Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting which starts at 2.00pm in Committee room 1, Civic Offices, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6ER.

GP Practice Awards back for a third year and we need your nominations

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Following the success of last year’s event, the local NHS has partnered with the Echo once again to recognise good work and good people in our GP surgeries in the Quality Awards 2018.    

It is estimated that over 4,000 appointments take place every day in GP practices across south east Essex.  Most of us never get to hear about the positive stories, the staff that go the extra mile for their patients. It is not an exaggeration to say many of them save lives every day of the week.