public consultation on Moorfields Eye Hospital Move

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A public consultation on a proposed move of Moorfields Eye Hospital's City Road services has launched. 

Come and join an open discussion group at The Beehive Centre, West Street, Grays, RM17 6XP on Monday 17 June. The session runs from 2pm to 3.30pm. You can book a place by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on 020 7521 4684.

The iconic Moorfields Eye Hospital is proposing to move after more than 120 years of treating people from its main hospital at City Road in Islington.

The proposal is to build a brand new centre on land that has become available at the current St Pancras Hospital site, just north of King’s Cross and St Pancras stations. Once the new facility is up and running, all of the services at the current City Road hospital, the Richard Desmond Children’s Eye Centre and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology would move into the new building. If the move were approved by January 2020, construction could begin in 2022 and the new centre could be open by 2026.

Help improve the lives of people living with dementia

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Dementia Action Week 2019 takes place between Monday 20 and Sunday 26 May.

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Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is part of Thurrock Dementia Action Alliance. Over the next week the CCG will be promoting ways to take action on dementia.

Irene Lewsey, Head of Transformation, said:
“Almost all of us know someone affected by dementia – a family member, a friend, a neighbour or a colleague. This Dementia Action Week, find out more about how our communities, as well as ourselves as individuals, can adapt to make improvements to the lives of those of us living with dementia.”

People living with dementia often report feeling cut off from their community, the breakdown of friendships and a general feeling that they are facing the condition alone.

We can all take action to create more supportive environments to support those with dementia. One of the best ways we can all help is to take the time to visit someone we know who has dementia. The Alzheimer’s Society has developed a booklet that gives tips on having a conversation with a person with dementia. Click the link below to download:

Ask Us Anything Booklet 

Spring 2019 Issue of CCG Insight Out Now!

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We’ve released the latest edition of CCG Insight, a magazine packed full of information on healthcare in Thurrock plus details of the CCG's and our partners' work in the community. 

CCG Insight front cover May 2019

The spring issue features

  • The launch of local Personal Wheelchair Budgets which will increase people’s choice and control on their wheelchair;
  • A new pilot in Thurrock that aims to help patients to manage their pain while also cutting down on addictive medication;
  • The news that Thurrock patients will be among the first to benefit from a new Targeted Lung Health Check Programme; and
  • An update on the work going on across Mid and South Essex STP that will make sure that our services are best able to support people who are experiencing a mental health crisis.

You can find out more about all of these stories and more by clicking on the link below. We hope you enjoy reading it! Please feel free to share with friends, family members and colleagues.

pdf CCG Insight – Spring 2019 (issue 14) (2.51 MB)

Find out what children do online at special event

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Parents, carers and professionals are invited to a learning event which helps adults understand children’s and young people’s online world.

Walk on line roadshow

The “Walk On Line” will help adults gain a greater understanding of how children are using social media and the internet. Organised by Thurrock Local Safeguarding Children Partnership, the event will look at the dark side of the web and the risks of exploitation as well as what can be done to reduce the risks.

The event is taking place on Thursday 23 May 2019 and there are two sessions available: 10am to 1pm and 6.30pm to 9pm. The venue is to be confirmed.

For more information and to book a place, visit the Thurrock Local Safeguarding Children Partnership website