Monday Motivation

We've launched a local version of the popular #MondayMotivation, helping us to showcase all the great work going on in the NHS in south east Essex. We want to show the people delivering services, the positive impact on patients and benefits for staff. 

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June 2018   

SWIFT service

A community respiratory nurse told us how the new service gives her the peace of mind that her patients can stay at home safely, rather than being admitted to hospital. Find out more about the service here.

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Ways to Wellness

Martin, who lives on Canvey Island, told us about how Ways to Wellness, a service which helps to link people up with local groups and activities, has helped him lead a fuller life. Find out more about Ways to Wellness here.

Ways to Wellness

Dr Krishnan's Surgery, Leigh-on-Sea

Practice manager Tricia Hart tells us the secret of Dr Krishnan's Surgery's success after they were featured in a CQC report about driving improvement in GP practices. Read the report here.

Dr Krishnan practice 
July 2018  

Stacey and Lucy, patients at Audley Mills Surgery, Rayleigh

Since introducing telephone GP consultations, the practice has been able to deal with 33% more patients, helping to manage the increasing demand for GP services. Patients have the added reassurance of knowing that if a health professional needs to see you then it can be arranged.

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Red Bag scheme

The Red Bag scheme has shown to reduce hospital delays, help stop patients losing personal items and improve communication between care home and hospital staff. It was launched in south east #Essex following collaboration between the CCG, Southend Hospital, East of England Ambulance Service and local care homes. Find out more here.

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New roles in primary care

Christopher, husband and dad from Benfleet has multiple long term health conditions including (but not limited to) rheumatoid arthritis, COPD, diabetes, mechanical failure of the spine and fibromyalgia. His wife is his carer and mother to two sons and a daughter. 
In 2017, an Advanced Nurse Practitioner was introduced in Benfleet, a role that is shared among the five GP practices to support patients, particularly those with long term conditions. 

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New roles in primary care

Kamal is part of the team at Queensway GP Surgery in Southend. Kamal gives patients the benefit of his expertise around medication, holding clinics for certain long term conditions. This part of a wider strategy to expand the variety of health and care professionals working in GP practices making it quicker to see the right professional at the right time and place.

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Primary care working together

After sudden, unexpected illness led to a gap in staff at Hawkesbury Road GP practice in Canvey, neighbouring GP surgery, Third Avenue were able to step in and support the running of Hawkesbury Road practice, meaning that services to patients were unaffected.

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August 2018   

Using new technology in primary care

All GP practices across Southend, Castle Point and Rochford are being offered free technology that gives healthcare professionals a quick and simple way to identify people with irregular heart rhythms quickly and easily.

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Helping patients with COPD stay well

Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) living in Castle Point, Rochford and Southend can now benefit from the roll out of a new health app called myCOPD.  Find out more about myCOPD here.

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Just Ride Southend 

With over 100 bikes of all shapes and sizes including specially adapted cycles to cater for all disabilities or health conditions (even if you want to remain in your own wheelchair), Just Ride Southend is a volunteer-led initiative, funded through donations, providing safe traffic-free fun for everyone.

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Dr Zaidi

After being asked to join a local practice in 1972, Dr Zaidi remains a GP in Southend, having raised four children - three doctors and one dentist - while continuing his surgical career offering minor surgical procedures in the community.

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September 2018   

Quality Awards

Following the success of last year’s Quality Awards, we are once again looking to recognise good work and good people in our GP surgeries. Last year's People's Choice winner, Dr Ana Linacero-Gracia, tells us what it means to be nominated.

Dr Ana Linacero Gracia

NetPark

Ian, a volunteer at the NetPark Wellbeing Project at Metal Southend in Chalkwell Park, supports people with mental health, dementia or learning disabilities learn new skills, build self-esteem and confidence.

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Care Co-ordination service medicine management team

Our Medicine Management team plays a key role in the care co-ordination service across south east Essex, and in the last year has reviewed more than 800 patients to enable them to get the most out of their medication.

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Dementia 

Since learning about a number of new dementia services, Kath has taken it upon herself to make sure the services are embedded into existing community services and organisations. Since the new services went live, the local dementia diagnosis rates have gone through the roof which means people affected by dementia are able to get the support they need. 

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October 2018   

Palliative Care team

When diagnosed with a life-limiting condition, support with treating symptoms, managing emotional and social needs, and addressing spiritual and practical concerns is so important.

This is exactly what the local palliative care support team do in our local community. Providing support for carers and loved ones is another important goal of palliative care.

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Online services

A new service is available to all GP practices across Southend, Castle Point and Rochford to send out appointment reminders. If the person no longer needs the appointment they can simply text back CANCEL, automatically freeing up the slot for someone else.

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Allied Health Professionals Day

Working across eight GP practices in the East Central locality in Southend, Kevin uses his skills as a paramedic to carry out home visits. He sees patients who are experiencing an episode of ill-health, often with complex health issues and, with support from the duty doctor, assesses their needs and works out a care plan. The role, as part of a wider multi-disciplinary team, is one of the ways GP practices are working together to look after their local population. 

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Care home GP service

Providing effective, high-quality care in local care homes is essential. Aligning single GP practices to care homes across Castle Point and Rochford, providing better preventative care, will help reduce avoidable emergency admissions and A&E attendances.

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Weekend and Evening GP appointments

Local residents can now access appointments with a GP, nurse or healthcare assistant in the evenings and at weekends. Call your GP practice in the usual way to make an appointment.

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November 2018

Primary Care team

Clinical pharmacists work as part of the general practice team to resolve day-to-day medicine issues and consult with and treat patients directly.

Richard works across all the GP practices in Canvey, providing extra help to manage long-term conditions, advising patients on medications and running clinics.

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation programme

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a programme of progressive exercise and education for people with COPD and other chronic lung conditions.

The programme, delivered in south east Essex by Southend Hospital, has recently become even better – offering more options on how people receive their treatment tailoring the care to suit the needs of individual, whether that’s at one of our four centres across the south east Essex region, at home using telephone support or a combination of the two.

Referrals can be made by any healthcare professional you see, including your GP, practice nurse or community nurse.

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Dementia Navigators

Tina and Diane are part of the wonderful Dementia Community Support Team. The team works across all eight localities in south east Essex as a single point of contact for everyone affected by dementia, and has recently been shortlisted for Team of the Year at the LGC Awards.

Support ranges from signposting to relevant services to home visits to ensuring that each individual in their service has the support and guidance they need throughout their dementia journey. Every member of the team is passionate about their work & driven to make the area, people and organisations as dementia-friendly as possible.

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WellBeingMatters

Without the right peer support networks in place, employees can become at risk of their mental health affecting their ability to work, and employers risk losing valuable, experienced staff.

WellbeingMatters offers a support group that addresses this need. The meetings are open to anyone who is over 18 and lives or works in Southend, Castle Point or the Rochford districts, currently in or looking to return to paid work. It provides an informal, supportive and non-judgmental place to share, listen and learn from each other’s experiences amongst like-minded people.

Visit https://youtu.be/wtfK56Jgxf4 to see their mental health short film, ‘Circle of Support’.

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December 2018

Flu jab

The flu virus strikes in winter and it can be far more serious than you think. The flu jab is free if you’re aged 65 or over, or if you have a long-term health condition. Contact your GP practice or pharmacist about getting your flu jab.

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