Join NHS Southend and NHS Castle Point & Rochford CCG at their Governing Body meeting in public

NHS Southend and NHS Castle Point & Rochford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be holding its next Governing Body meeting in public via Microsoft Teams at 3pm on Thursday, 25 November 2021.

Members of the public are invited watch the live broadcast and join the Q&A. Questions from members of the public can be submitted in advance to

The meeting papers and joining link are available here.

Chief Executive Officer for the Mid and South Essex Integrated Care Board appointed

Experienced health and care leader Anthony McKeever has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer designate for the Mid and South Essex Integrated Care Board.

The Health Bill currently going through Parliament will see the creation of a statutory Integrated Care Board (ICB) for mid and south Essex, along with 41 other similar organisations across England, if it becomes law.

The Bill recently passed its Second Reading in the House of Commons, and the designate Chief Executive Officer appointment has taken place now in order for the NHS locally to prepare for the proposed changes.

Mr McKeever was appointed to the role after a robust recruitment and assessment process led by NHS England and NHS Improvement. The process included stakeholder panels featuring members from partner organisations, staff, and local community representatives.

Local NHS supporting parents through Self-Care week

‘Practise Self Care for Life’ is the theme for this year’s Self-Care Week (15-21 November), an annual UK-wide national awareness week that focuses on embedding support for self-care across communities, families and generations.

In addition to helping people look after their own health, Self-Care Week is also used to promote better use of the NHS by signposting people to the right service relevant to their health needs – in particular, signposting people to pharmacy for accessible health care and advice.

As part of the many activities taking place across mid and south Essex, an Instagram Live will take place on Wednesday, 17 November at 6:30pm. The session will cover some top tips to help any parent self-care for their child or children if they are unwell through the winter months. The live broadcast will cover what services are available to help, advice on what you should keep in a medicine cabinet and how to use the Essex Child Health app.