Technology frees up local NHS GP time by reducing missed appointments

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Local NHS practices in Castle Point, Rochford and Southend are making use of  technology to improve access to GP services for patients that has saved more than a day’s worth of appointments that were cancelled online and could then re-allocated to other patients.

Local NHS supports Children's Mental Awareness Week

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NHS Castle Point and Rochford and NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Groups are supporting Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week highlighting the importance of mental health for children and young people.

Organised by Place2Be, the children’s mental health charity, this year’s theme is ‘Healthy: inside and out’ which sets out to encourage young people to look after their mental wellbeing. Since its launch five years ago, the week has grown in scale as awareness grows around the issue and of mental health conditions in young people.

Support for parents when managing common childhood ailments

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During the winter months many children suffer with common but often treatable conditions which can worsen if not treated correctly. The NHS is focussing on a message that is ‘Help us help you.” 

Health technology improves outcomes for care home residents

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Care home residents in Southend are benefitting from new technology, supplied by the local NHS, that means care home staff can play a key role monitoring the health of residents to improve health outcomes and reduce avoidable and distressing trips to hospital.

Local NHS rated ‘Outstanding’ on the delivery of diabetes care

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Health ratings recently published by NHS England (NHSE) have found the quality of care for patients in Castle Point, Rochford and Southend to be ‘Outstanding’ for diabetes and ‘Good’ for Mental Health services.