Calling all knitters - Scarfie is back!

Local #SCARFIE campaign returns for second year

It always pays to be prepared for winter and preparations are well underway across the health and care system in south east Essex.  Local health professionals are encouraging people with Asthma, COPD and other respiratory illnesses to wear a scarf this winter to ease their breathing and keep well. To support this aim, a team of respiratory clinical nurse specialists at Southend Hospital are campaigning for the local community to help out so that they can provide hand-knitted scarves to local people who are attending special winter-ready clinics.

Join Castle Point and Rochford CCG at its AGM

NHS Castle Point and Rochford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is holding its Annual General Meeting on Thursday 27 September 2018. Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting which starts at 2.00pm at Audley Mills Education Centre, 57 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh SS6 7JF.

GP practices become 'dementia friendly'

Two practices in Castle Point and Rochford have recently been accredited as ‘dementia friendly’.

Oaklands Surgery (Canvey) and Wakering Medical Centre (Great Wakering) were delighted to receive the accreditation for being ‘dementia friendly’ from Wessex Academic Science Network (AHSN).

This achievement comes after both the GP surgeries implemented the iSPACE project; an innovative model for dementia friendly primary care, funded and managed by AHSN.

The project is designed to improve the patient experience by delivering a set of key improvements in dementia care.

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