GP Practice team expands in Castle Point, Rochford and Southend

A number of new clinical roles have been introduced in GP practices across Castle Point, Rochford and Southend including Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Practice Nurse, Advanced Health Practitioner (AHP), Emergency Care Practitioner, Practice Pharmacist and Health Care Assistant to support GPs to spend more time with patients who need them most.

NHS Castle Point and Rochford and NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are helping local GP practices meet the need of services that are designed around the needs of the local population. We have been an early adopter of some of the new roles you can expect to see in GP Practices, following the recent announcement by NHS England (NHSE) that funding of 20,000 more staff to help GP practices work together as part of a local ‘primary care network’ will be made available nationally.

Local NHS supports Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

NHS Castle Point and Rochford and NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Groups are supporting Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week highlighting the importance of mental health for children and young people.

Organised by Place2Be, the children’s mental health charity, this year’s theme is ‘Healthy: inside and out’ which sets out to encourage young people to look after their mental wellbeing. Since its launch five years ago, the week has grown in scale as awareness grows around the issue and of mental health conditions in young people.

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