Hear about our proposals for our NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups

Following the launch of a discussion document inviting feedback on the proposals for NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in Mid and South Essex to come together, we will be holding a public drop-in session on Thursday 5 March between 10am and 12pm at Audley Mills Education Centre, Rayleigh (2nd floor). The session is a chance for our executive team to listen to local ideas, thoughts and concerns.  It is intentionally being held at the beginning of the process to that we can understand what matters to local people and give them the opportunity to ask any questions they have about the proposed merger and why we are doing it.

The proposed changes, set out in the document entitled called “Working Together for Mid and South Essex – Share your views on how NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups are proposing to work together,” look at how, we, as local NHS commissioning organisations can meet the requirements set out in the 2019 NHS Long Term Plan.  This Plan sets out a vision for commissioning and provision of services to be more integrated across the health and care system. The Plan also talks about developing Integrated Care Systems, with one commissioning organisation.

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Care home residents in Castle Point and Rochford to benefit from improved GP service

Every care home in Castle Point and Rochford will become aligned with a single GP practice that will be responsible for providing a set level of care to care home residents.

NHS Castle Point and Rochford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has introduced the new service to help address problems at an earlier stage, prevent avoidable trips to hospital and provide reassurance to residents and their families.  The service is set to roll out in the Rayleigh locality first, with a view to introducing the service in Benfleet, Rochford and Canvey Island later in the year.

New Link Workers join GP Practices to improve local health and wellbeing

People visit their GPs for a range of different reasons and sometimes these issues can be caused by non-medical matters such as loneliness, anxiety, unemployment, bereavement or other concerns.

Social Prescribing Link Workers, also known as a Social Prescribers, will soon be working in partnership with all GP surgeries locally and the voluntary sector to help people to access appropriate support in the community to help them make positive changes to their personal wellbeing. They are being introduced across GP practices as part of NHS Long term Plan ambition.

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