Childhood illnesses event for anxious parents

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Parents are being invited to a free NHS event in Southend aimed at providing information and advice about common childhood illnesses. The event takes place at The Forum Southend in Elmer Square from 7pm-9pm on Wednesday 14 October.

National praise for care home initiative

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An innovative pilot scheme to improve GP services to care home residents in Southend has won praise from a national charity. The project was given the go ahead by NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and will see the creation of a stand-alone GP service in the borough which will provide specialist support for care home residents.

CCGs agree plan for new service to reduce pressure on A&E

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Plans for a new service are to be developed which would ensure patients are only admitted to A&E if they have a serious and urgent need. The proposal was agreed by both NHS Castle Point and Rochford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southend CCG at their respective Governing Body meetings today (Thursday). A public consultation across south east Essex found 61% in favour of the proposal.

Six GPs elected to CCG Governing Body

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SIX Southend GPs have been elected to the borough’s leading NHS organisation.

Resident’s views sought for new urgent care service

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RESIDENTS in Southend are being asked their views to help plan the future of urgent care services in the borough. A public consultation has been launched over a proposal to develop a new service co-located with A&E at Southend Hospital, once the contract for a walk-in service at St Luke's Health Centre has concluded.