Essex nurses and midwives celebrated

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A series of events took place this month at venues across Essex, to celebrate and thank Essex nurses and midwives for their hard work, compassion, and commitment caring for patients and their families. A number of familiar faces from the world of entertainment and sport from across Essex also supported the campaign. You can also watch a video supporting the campaign.

Local NHS support World Mental Health Day

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Mental health and wellbeing is receiving more attention than ever before in the media and from politicians. That is why NHS Southend and NHS Castle Point and Rochford are supporting World Mental Health Day today. This follows the recent launch of Public Health England’s ‘Every Mind Matters’ campaign promoted across the NHS. The theme of World Mental Health Day this year is suicide prevention.

Stoptober - join the thousands quitting

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Stoptober, the 28-day stop smoking campaign from Public Health England, is back for its eighth year from 1st October.

CCG Boards to consider proposals to begin process to merge CCGs in Mid and South Essex by 2021

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The Governing Bodies of the clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in mid and south Essex will this month consider the proposal to move to one Accountable Officer and a single Executive Team and to start the application process to merge the five CCGs into one CCG by April 2021.

The NHS Long Term Plan launched in January 2019 proposes developing and consolidating the existing collaborations between NHS organisations and their partners, called Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships, into more closely linked bodies called Integrated Care Systems (ICS). Each ICS is expected to have a single CCG to enable a single set of commissioning decisions at system level.

Parents benefit from improved care in the community as Paediatricians run clinics in GP practices

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Local parents are benefitting from more specialist care closer to home thanks to a unique partnership involving NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (SUHFT), Southend Borough Council and A Better Start Southend.