Public Consultations 

In this section you will see the consultations that the CCG is currently holding. We will also share links to other consultations being held by our partners in NHS England, Thurrock Council and other health and care organisations.

If this section is blank, it means that their are currently no consultations which primarily concern the CCG and its work. However our partners may still be holding consultations. Below are some links to the pertinent sections of their websites:

Thurrock Council:

NHS England:

Department of Health:


Your Care in the Best Place, a consultation on hospital services in mid and south Essex

The five clinical commission groups in mid and south Essex have launched a formal public consultation on outline plans for the future of health and care services.The consultation will last until 9 March 2018, make sure you have your say.

The proposals are a result of detailed work undertaken by clinical teams across health and care organisations to improve the services provided to the 1.2 million people living in mid and south Essex.

The Joint Committee of the CCGs yesterday gave approval to begin consultation on proposals which include:

Making improvements in A&E at all three hospitals with the development of new assessment and treatment centres alongside each A&E. All three A&Es will be led by a consultant, open 24 hours a day and will receive “blue light” ambulances.

Develop a new specialist stroke centre which would provide the highest dependency and intensive care for people in the first 72 hours following a stroke alongside rapid access to diagnostics and specialist interventions. This would be in addition to the existing stroke care units at all three hospitals which would remain in place.

Dementia Friendly Travel Survey

The Dementia Action Alliance is working to improve the lives of people living with dementia. 

They want to make Essex a dementia friendly county; to enable people to get out and about, to enjoy life to the full with their friends and loved ones, to pursue leisure activities and other personal interests.

To achieve this they are working alongside:

  • Essex County Council
  • Southend on Sea Borough Council
  • Thurrock Borough Council
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups across greater Essex

They would also want to hear from people living with dementia about:

  • Their needs and wishes to travel and to access their communities
  • What stops them from doing so?
  • What helps them to do so?

Please click here to complete the survey and have your say on local improvements and what you would like to see in the future.

Share your views on orthodontic services in the East of England

Orthodontist chair

NHS England is calling on people to share their views, experiences and suggestions for orthodontic services in the East of England.

Orthodontic treatment (usually with braces) is most often used to improve the appearance and alignment of crooked, protruding or crowded teeth and, to correct problems with the bite of the teeth.

NHS England Midlands and East is responsible for buying orthodontic services and for ensuring that these services meet the needs of patients in Thurrock and the whole of the East of England region. The team will begin shortly the process of commissioning (buying and managing) orthodontic services which will come into effect from March 2019. As part of the process, they would like to hear your views on what services should look like.

NHS England Midlands and East are keen to hear from people that are currently using orthodontic services or have experienced services recently. The survey will run until Wednesday 03 January 2018 and all replies will be anonymous. For patients who are under the age of 18, the questionnaire can be completed by a parent, guardian or responsible adult, if appropriate.

For more information and to complete the survey, visit the NHS England Consultation Hub

Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment

This Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) document describes the provision of pharmaceutical services within Thurrock and identifies any unmet service needs within our local population. It is underpinned by the NHS Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services Regulations (2013), which also set out that the Health and Wellbeing Board undertakes a formal consultation on a draft of its PNA for a minimum of 60 days.

The document is now open for consultation.

The Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment will be used:

by NHS England when making decisions on applications to open new pharmacies and dispensing appliance contractor premises

by NHS England when reviewing  applications from current pharmaceutical providers to change their existing regulatory requirements

by NHS England  to inform the commissioning of enhanced services from pharmacies by the Health and Wellbeing Board to work with providers to target services to the areas where they are needed and limit duplication of services in areas where provision is adequate

-    to inform interested parties of the pharmaceutical needs in the HWB area and enable them to plan, develop and deliver pharmaceutical services for the population

-    to inform commissioning decisions by local commissioning bodies including Thurrock Council , NHS England and Thurrock CCG

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