Beating hearts and beating records during Guinness World record attempt

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A new Guinness World Record looks a safe bet after 127 cardiac arrest survivors gathered at Basildon University Hospital.

Survivors, aged 11 to 80, and their families attended the event on Saturday 09 June, which was organised by Sudden Cardiac Arrest UK in conjunction with The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre and SADS UK.

Guinness World Record has to officially verify the attempt, which could take several weeks however organisers are confident it has been broken. To create a new world record, 50 cardiac arrest survivors had to participate.

Paul Swindell, from Benfleet Essex, set up the Sudden Cardiac Arrest UK support group following his cardiac arrest in April 2014, at the age of 48. As a key organiser of the event, he was thrilled with the turn-out. He said: “People have travelled from across the UK, by train, plane and automobile to be here at the world record attempt. Although we won’t know officially for a few weeks, I’m confident that we’ve done it.

Raising awareness of Sexual Health

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Thurrock students have helped create a video promoting sexual health services in Thurrock.

Students from Gable Hall School in Thurrock have created the video to help reduce the stigma and embarrassment associated with accessing these services.

The video was commissioned by Thurrock Council Public Health Team and Thurrock Sexual Health Service following a unique partnership between the students and the council through the Thurrock’s Next Top Boss programme.

Thurrock's Next Top Boss gives young people the chance to work with employers on real business challenges. They learn about a range of career opportunities and the skills employers really want, as well as getting real-life experiences that aren't in any text book. Thurrock's Next Top Boss takes place each year from 1 September to 31 March. For more information visit: http://www.nexttopboss.co.uk/ 

 

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)

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