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.

NHS launches local consultation on IVF

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RESIDENTS of Southend-on-Sea are being asked for their views on whether or not the NHS should continue to fund specialist fertility services (IVF) for patients in the borough. A three month consultation is being launched today (26 July 2017) and residents can either complete a survey or attend one of a number of local workshops.

Make sure you’re protected against flu – get your jab now

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The NHS in south east Essex is reminding people to be on the lookout for invitations to get their flu jab if they’re in the ‘at-risk’ groups.

The invitation letters, from our local GPs, are being sent to adults aged over 65; those with long-term health conditions such as severe asthma or heart disease; carers; pregnant women; children aged two to eight and other at-risk groups.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people see their GP with flu-like symptoms and tens of thousands are hospitalised because of flu. In south east Essex 115,000 in at-risk groups are eligible for a free flu vaccination. Last year only 57% of the eligible individuals went for their vaccination.

Lead Accountable Officer appointed for Mid and South Essex Sustainability and Transformation Partnership CCG Joint Committee

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The Mid and South Essex Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) has confirmed the appointment of Caroline Rassell as the Lead Accountable Officer for the Joint Committee and Senior Responsible Officer for Local Health and Care.