CCGs in mid and south Essex launch public consultation

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The five clinical commission groups in mid and south Essex have launched a formal public consultation on outline plans for the future of health and care services.

The proposals are a result of detailed work undertaken by clinical teams across health and care organisations to improve the services provided to the 1.2 million people living in mid and south Essex.

Health & care organisations consider proposals for consultation

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Health and care organisations in partnership across mid and south Essex are considering proposals for public consultation at the end of this month on proposals for change in some hospital services.

Subject to the approval of the Joint Committee of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in mid and south Essex, the proposed changes would happen over the next two to five years. They form part of a plan to prepare for a continuing rise in the number of people who need health and care. These proposals build on the benefits from Southend, Broomfield and Basildon hospitals working together as one group to make the most of clinical talent, new treatments and technology and achieve better outcomes and quality of care for patients.

Feedback from the consultation will be considered by the Joint Committee in May 2018.

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