New figures show thousands “attend A&E unnecessarily”

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People living in south east Essex are being asked to think twice before visiting A&E - unless their condition is a genuine emergency. New figures suggest thousands of people who visit the A&E department each year did not require any treatment or medical investigation.

The figures, released today by NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), show more than three and a half thousand people attended A&E in the five months between April and August this year who did not require any treatment or medical investigation. This was 1,555 patients between April and June (7% of all attendances) and 2,044 patients between July and August (13% of all attendances).

Quality Awards 2017 winners

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Our Quality Awards 2017 celebrating excellence primary care across south east Essex, took place on 7 November 2017 at the end of the Time to Learn session at the Skylark Hotel. Dr Terry Kemple, President of the Royal College of GPs, hosted the event.

The initiative acknowledges the contribution of the whole practice team, because quality is the responsibility of every individual. We aimed to encourage innovation, showcase ideas, share good practice and highlight successes.

There were five awards nominated by staff from CCG member practices and one nominated by the public - the People's Choice award.

Teenage and young persons cancer workshop

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16 24 Macmillan

Are you aged between 16 and 24 years and living with cancer?

We would like to invite you to come and share your experiences with us.

When? Saturday 18 November, 10am – 2pm

Where? Essex Cricket Ground, New Writtle Street, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 0PG

Notice: Local Audit (Auditor Resignation and Removal) Regulations 2014

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In compliance with the Local Audit (Auditor Resignation and Removal) Regulations 2014, please accept the following as notice that:

NHS Southend CCG has accepted the attached notice of resignation from Ernst and Young LLP as local auditor for this CCG. In compliance with section 3(2)(a) of the above Regulations – the notice clearly cites the reason for the local auditor ceasing to hold office. This notice is effective from 3 November 2017 (section 3(3)).

We can confirm the office of local auditor for this CCG is now held by KPMG following a fair, open and transparent procurement process; with the new appointment being held for contractual period of four years.

pdf Notice of resignation (75 KB)

Update from NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Group

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NHS England Midlands and East (East) has made an application to place NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) into special measures. If approved, this will put additional support in place for the CCG to help make the improvements required.