STP Consultation outcomes released

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An independent report looking at responses to the Your Care in the Best Place consultation has been published today (May 22 2018).

The report, produced by specialist consultation analysts, The Campaign Company, provides a breakdown of responses to proposals aimed at strengthening and improving health and care services in the community and in the three hospitals serving mid and south Essex. A copy of the press release from Mid and South Essex Sustainability and Transformation Partnership can be viewed here: http://www.nhsmidandsouthessex.co.uk/independent-report-on-consultation-responses-published/

Thank you to all of those in Thurrock who took part in the consultation and provided in depth feedback. A full copy of the report is available here: http://www.nhsmidandsouthessex.co.uk/have-your-say/outcome-of-consultation/ 

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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GDPR

The GDPR it is replacing the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998 and will apply in the UK from 25th May 2018. 

What is the GDPR?

TheGeneral Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an EU Regulation, developed to update data protection law and to unify all EU Member States (Countries) approach to data protection and ensure the law is applied identically in every EU Country.

Read more about GDPR and what this means here:  document GDPR Information Document 21 May 2018 (32 KB)

Spring 2018 issue of CCG Insight, out now!

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CCG Insight front cover

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.

The spring issue features:

  • This year’s celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the formation of the NHS and what is taking place in Thurrock to mark the occasion;
  • The official launch of the Thurrock Substance Misuse Service provided by Inclusion Visions Thurrock; and
  • A look at the role of Physician Associates in the GP practice team, as we meet Hayley Rogers, a Physician Associate working at Commonwealth Health Centre.

There’s also exciting news from the Thurrock Health Hubs, which will continue to provide seven-day GP and nurse appointments for at least the next two years. Weekday appointments are available from 7pm to 9pm and at the weekend from 9am to 12pm (The Grays Hub is also open from 1pm to 4pm).

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 2018 (issue 11) (1.81 MB)

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month 2018

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bowel cancer symptoms

Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer but it is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early. Nearly everyone diagnosed at the earliest stage will survive bowel cancer but this drops significantly as the disease develops. Early diagnosis really does save lives which is why Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer are using Bowel Cancer Awareness Month to focus on bowel cancer symptoms. Being aware of the key symptoms and visiting your GP if things don’t feel right can help increase chances of an early diagnosis.

The symptoms of bowel cancer can include:

  • Bleeding from your bottom and/or blood in your poo
  • A persistent and unexplained change in bowel habit
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Extreme tiredness for no obvious reason
  • A pain or lump in your tummy

Most people with these symptoms don’t have bowel cancer. Other health problems can cause similar symptoms. If you have one or more of these, or if things just don’t feel right, see your GP.

For more information visit bowelcanceruk.org.uk or beatingbowelcancer.org 

Essex Partnership University Trust, BBC Story

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If you are a patient or relative and are concerned about anything you may have read or heard about Essex Partnership University Trust today, the Trust has set up a special helpline for you.  The number is 01268 739182 and will be open from 8pm this evening. The CCG continues to work with EPUT to ensure patients receive quality care in a safe environment.

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