Independent report on consultation responses published

An independent report looking at responses to the Your Care in the Best Place consultation has been published today (May 22 2018).

The report, produced by specialist consultation analysts, The Campaign Company, provides a breakdown of responses to proposals aimed at strengthening and improving health and care services in the community and in the three hospitals serving mid and south Essex.

NHS meetings in public

The Governing Bodies of NHS Castle Point and Rochford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southend CCG will hold a meeting in common on 28 June 2018.

At this meeting, which will be held in public, the draft Primary Care Strategy for south east Essex will be presented to both Governing Bodies for consideration and approval.

Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting which will be held on Thursday 28 June 2018 from 2.00pm until 3.00pm at Audley Mills Education Centre, 57 Eastwood Road, Rayleigh SS6 7JF.

The agenda and papers will be available a week before the meeting on the CCGs’ websites at:

Castle Point and Rochford CCG

Southend CCG

Patient education videos to be offered to patients in Essex

A number of NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCGs)* , in partnership with Essex County Council, is offering local residents free access to ‘The Sound Doctor’  -  a library of patient education videos to support those with long term health conditions such as diabetes and dementia to live their lives to the full.

To access the videos, residents need to visit  The website is run by local authority partners and also contains wider advice/information to improve health and wellbeing.

The content of Sound Doctor videos has been co-produced with clinical experts in their field and disease specific charities, e.g. Alzheimer’s Society, British Lung Foundation, & British Heart Foundation. All the material adheres to NICE guidelines.  The Sound Doctor was developed by Dominic Arkwright and Rosie Runciman - both previously worked at BBC for over 20 years.

The films are free for the patients & their families to access and have been successfully used as part of individual patient care planning as well as being accessed through wider communications.

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