Autumn 2018 issue of CCG Insight is 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.

The autumn issue features:

  • A quick summary of our Annual Report and Accounts, including details on our targets and expenditure;
  • An update on the health transformation programme from Mid and South Essex Sustainability and Transformation Plan;
  • Information on support for carers available at St Luke’s Hospice; and
  • A reminder on the importance of getting the flu jab.

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 – Autumn 2018 (issue 12) (1.36 MB)

Stoptober 2018 is about to start!

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The popular quit-smoking campaign which calls on people to give up smoking for October is back.

  • There are 1 million fewer smokers in England now than there were in 2014
  • Smoking prevalence in the east of England is currently at 14.2%

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The Public Health England campaign encourages people to quit by seeking expert help from stop smoking services together with stop smoking aids.

Six in ten smokers want to quit but most try to quit using willpower alone despite this being the least effective method. The most successful quit attempts use a combination of effective stop smoking support methods.

Over half (51%) of smokers who took advantage of stop smoking services and smoking aids managed to quit. The provider of the stop smoking service in Thurrock is Thurrock Healthy Lifestyle Service. Visit Thurrock Council’s website for more information. 

Free Diabetes Information Evening

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Free evening event in Thurrock for people with diabetes

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Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in partnership with Diabetes UK will hold a free event to help people with diabetes know what services are available to them and to provide feedback on those services.

The Diabetes Engagement Evening will be held on Thursday 4 October at Committee Rooms 2/3, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays. The event aims to help people from the Thurrock area who have been diagnosed with diabetes, by providing them with essential information on the services available, what they should expect and how they feel the services meet their needs.

Diabetes is a serious, lifelong condition which can be treated with diet, exercise, medication and/or insulin.

Diabetes UK will provide information on the 15 Healthcare Essentials. Commissioners and providers will showcase local services available to people with diabetes in the area. This will be followed by a workshop enabling people to feedback on their experiences and tell commissioners how the services are working for them.

Community invited to take a closer look at plans after funding for new Tilbury Integrated Medical Centre is approved

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Residents are being encouraged to take a closer look at plans for a new Integrated Medical Centre (IMC) in Tilbury after Thurrock Council agreed to provide up to £20million to build it.

The Tilbury IMC will bring health and care services to the heart of Tilbury and is one of four planned across the borough, along with others in Purfleet, Corringham, and Grays.

The council and the NHS are investing in health and care services to make them more accessible, closer to home and ensure they are provided in modern, purpose-built facilities. The centres will also improve access to clinical services currently located at Orsett Hospital.

Proposals for Integrated Medical Centre in Tilbury set to progress

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Plans to build an Integrated Medical Centre (IMC) that will bring health and care services to the heart of Tilbury are set to take a significant step forward with Thurrock Council expected to give the green light to provide up to £20million of funding.

The Tilbury IMC is one of four planned across the borough, along with others in Purfleet, Corringham, and Grays. The council and its NHS partners are investing in health and care services to make them more accessible, closer to home and ensure they are provided in modern, purpose-built facilities. The centres will also improve access to clinical services currently located at Orsett Hospital.

Thurrock Council’s cabinet is expected to agree to fund the construction of the IMC in Tilbury at its meeting on Wednesday, 12 September.

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