GP Practice Awards need your nominations

Following the success of previous events, the local NHS is once again asking for your help to recognise good work and the best people in our GP surgeries in the Quality Awards 2019.   

It is estimated that over 4,000 appointments take place every day in GP practices across south east Essex.  Most of us never get to hear about the positive stories, the staff that go the extra mile for their patients. It is true to say many of them save lives every day of the week.

Mid and South Essex STP referral rejected by Health Secretary

The Health Secretary has endorsed the advice of an independent panel after it concluded that the planned changes to hospital services in Mid and South Essex can go ahead.

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, has agreed with the findings of the Independent Reconfiguration Panel (IRP) that the plans developed by the Mid and South Essex Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) are "in the interests of health services locally".

Essex drug deaths

Message from Tricia D’Orsi – Chief Nurse for NHS Castle Point and Rochford CCG and NHS Southend CCG

I wanted to share with you some advice from Public Health England.

The NHS is working closely with Essex Police, Public Health colleagues and others to monitor and investigate the recent deaths

We are urging drug users to be extra careful about what they are taking. We strongly advise them not to use alone and to test a small amount first. They need to look out for each other and be alert to any signs of an overdose, such as lack of consciousness, shallow or no breathing, ‘snoring’, and blueing of the lips and fingertips. They should immediately call for an ambulance and use any available naloxone if someone overdoses on opioids. We strongly advise all dependent drug users to get support from local drug services.

Anyone who is concerned about a medical problem and isn’t sure what to do, can get help online or over the phone using NHS 111.

Visit or call 111 from your phone for advice. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If it is a medical emergency – if someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk – please call 999.

Visit the Essex Police website for the latest updates on this case -

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