Independent report on consultation responses published

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An independent report looking at responses to the Your Care in the Best Place consultation has been published today (May 22 2018).

The report, produced by specialist consultation analysts, The Campaign Company, provides a breakdown of responses to proposals aimed at strengthening and improving health and care services in the community and in the three hospitals serving mid and south Essex.

NHS meetings in public

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The Governing Bodies of NHS Castle Point and Rochford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southend CCG will hold a meeting in common on 28 June 2018.

At this meeting, which will be held in public, the draft Primary Care Strategy for south east Essex will be presented to both Governing Bodies for consideration and approval.

Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting which will be held on Thursday 28 June 2018 from 2.00pm until 3.00pm at Audley Mills Education Centre, 57 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh SS6 7JF.

The agenda and papers will be available a week before the meeting on the CCGs’ websites at:

Castle Point and Rochford CCG

Southend CCG

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.