Essex Partnership University Trust, BBC story

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If you are a patient or relative and are concerned about anything you may have read or heard about Essex Partnership University Trust today, the Trust has set up a special helpline for you. 

The number is 01268 739182. The CCG continues to work with EPUT to ensure patients receive quality care in a safe environment.

NHS partnership announces two additional events for public consultation

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Two additional public discussion events have been announced by the NHS in mid and south Essex, as part of a consultation on proposed changes to some local services. A number of events have already been held across mid and south Essex and many people have booked places at the remaining events. Now two additional events have been arranged as follows:



Wednesday 7 March

Maritime Room, Cliffs Pavilion, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex

Cervical screening tests

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You may have read in the media that a re-screen is currently taking place of a number of cervical screening tests. This is because an issue was identified in the cervical screening lab service provided by Pathology First following a routine Public Health England Screening Quality Assurance visit in June 2017.

Click here to read a statement from Southend Hospital.

Specialist Fertility Services (IVF) Consultation in Southend

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Southend Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) yesterday (1 February) approved a recommendation to revise its policy for funding specialist fertility services (including IVF) following a public consultation.

Starting immediately and until the policy is reviewed in February 2019, Southend CCG has decided to fund one round of specialist fertility services for residents under the age of 40, unless there are exceptional clinical cases.

Local residents urged to spot the signs of sepsis

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The NHS in south east Essex is launching a campaign with health and care professionals and the wider public to raise awareness of sepsis, the life-threatening condition which claims thousands of lives a year in the UK.

The campaign is principally aimed at parents and carers of young children aged 0-4 and will include a new film featuring a local mum, Sophie, from Leigh-on Sea, whose baby son George was diagnosed with sepsis at the end of last year (2017). Sophie shared her story on a popular Facebook forum called ‘8 out of 10 Mums’ and agreed to join forces with the local NHS to raise awareness of the condition.