For Thurrock newsletter Spring edition out now!

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For Thurrock in Thurrock issue 3 Spring 2017

Find out the latest news and updates on our plans to radically change health and social care services in Thurrock in our latest edition of For Thurrock in Thurrock.

For Thurrock CCG and Thurrock Council, public involvement is vital to all the decisions we make around health and care in Thurrock. That’s why we work together to produce regular updates through our For Thurrock in Thurrock newsletter.

The spring issue features an update on our progress so far, information on community based work to improve care and a call to the people of Thurrock to complete our survey.

You can download a copy of our newsletter by clicking on the link below. Please feel free to share this link with friends, family and colleagues. We hope you enjoy reading it!

pdf For Thurrock in Thurrock newsletter Issue 3 - Spring 2017 (1.99 MB)

You can also find out more about the consultation we are currently running by clicking on the link below:

bit.ly/Thurrock-health-social-care-survey 

The survey is your chance to give your views on our key principles and targets that are guiding our plans. Please note that the survey closes on Monday 19 June 2017.

Spring 2017 issue of CCG Insight

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Spring CCG Insight 2017

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 information on what the nurses at the Thurrock Health Hubs can do to help you, the unveiling of Thurrock CCG’s new Board Members (started their positions in January 2017) and details about an all-day event held in March to share the latest news from the Mid and South Essex Success Regime.

You can download the latest issue 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 2017 (issue 7) (3.36 MB)

Opening times over Easter 2017

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Residents of Thurrock should be aware that some pharmacies, GP practices and other NHS services in the area may not be open during the bank holidays in over the Easter period.

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Traffic on the roads at Easter is challenging and it can be just the same in A&E – so why not be smart and beat the queues in South West Essex this Easter Bank Holiday weekend (14 – 17 April 2017).

Patients can save time in the waiting room by visiting their pharmacist for quick, confidential advice on a range of common illnesses. Or if you need to see a GP or practice nurse, you can book an appointment with the Thurrock Health Hubs open on Good Friday, Saturday 15 April and Easter Sunday. See below for our quick guide to health services over the Easter weekend:

pdf Easter 2017 opening times (697 KB)

See below for the opening times for pharmacies over Easter:

GOOD FRIDAY – FRIDAY 14 APRIL 2017
Corringham Allcures Pharmacy 19 Lampits Hill SS17 9AA 09:00 – 19:00
Grays Vision Pharmacy 11 Crammavill Street, Stifford Clays RM16 2AP 10:00 – 13:00
14:00 – 16:00
Stanford-Le-Hope Hassengate Pharmacy Southend Road SS17 0PH 11:00 – 16:00
West Thurrock Tesco Instore Pharmacy Tesco Store, Cygnet View RM20 1TX 08:00 - 20:00
Grays Boots Pharmacy 74/75 Thurrock Lakeside RM20 2ZG 10:00 – 21:00
EASTER SUNDAY – SUNDAY 16 APRIL 2017
Corringham Allcures Pharmacy 19 Lampits Hill SS17 9AA 10:00 – 16:00
Grays Vision Pharmacy 11 Crammavill Street, Stifford Clays RM16 2AP 10:00 – 16:00
Stanford-Le-Hope Hassengate Pharmacy Southend Road SS17 0PH 11:00 – 16:00
EASTER MONDAY – MONDAY 17 APRIL 2017
Corringham Allcures Pharmacy 19 Lampits Hill SS17 9AA 10:00 – 19:00
Grays Vision Pharmacy 11 Crammavill Street, Stifford Clays RM16 2AP 10:00 – 16:00
Stanford-Le-Hope Hassengate Pharmacy Southend Road SS17 0PH 11:00 – 16:00
West Thurrock Boots UK Ltd 1b Junction Retail Park, Western Avenue, Thurrock RM20 3LP 11:00 – 17:00
West Thurrock Tesco Instore Pharmacy Tesco Store, Cygnet View RM20 1TX 09:00 – 18:00
Grays Boots Pharmacy 74/75 Thurrock Lakeside RM20 2ZG 10:00 – 21:00

Hear about health and care plans for Chadwell and Tilbury

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All residents of Chadwell and Tilbury are welcome at a series of events in April and May to discuss plans for health and care in your area.

Tilbury GP services event

We know that in Thurrock generally there is a shortage of GPs, with services often given by practices with a single GP in buildings not designed to be a healthcare facility.

We can’t carry on this way, and it doesn’t offer you the best possible care and support.

We know we need more GPs and bigger and better primary care facilities. In short different ways of working, that should attract more GPs to Thurrock.

We’ll be holding a drop-in event between 10am and 12pm on Wednesday 12 April at the Tilbury Community Hub. You can hear about our plans to improve the provision of GP services in your area and share with us your views and experiences. We’ll also be sharing an update on the exciting plans for our new Integrated Healthy Living Centre in partnership with Thurrock Council

Another drop-in will take place on Wednesday 19 April between 10.30am and 12.30pm, also at The Tilbury Community Hub. We are also planning to hold more events in Chadwell and Tilbury in May (dates and locations to be confirmed).

We hope you can join us for one of our events!

April events

Location: Tilbury Community Hub
  Civic Square
Tilbury
RM18 8AD

Dates:           Wednesday 12 April 2017: 10am -12pm
  Wednesday 19 April 2017: 10.30am - 12.30pm

Mental health services for veterans and personnel approaching discharge

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NHS England has launched improved mental health services for veterans in response to a national engagement undertaken last year. 

The views of veterans and their families have helped to inform a service that seeks to provide increased access to local care and treatment across the country in a more uniformed manner. This includes recognising the early signs of mental health problems and providing access to early treatment and support, as well as therapeutic treatment for complex mental health difficulties and psychological trauma.

Patients are also provided with help, where appropriate, with employment, reduction in alcohol consumption, housing and social support.

Available across England, the service works closely with the wider NHS, local authorities and third sector organisations to ensure the appropriate care is in place for patients and their families.

In addition, armed forces personnel approaching discharge can also now access NHS care and treatment for mental health conditions and thereafter into civilian life regardless of when they leave the military.

Patients are able to self-refer or request referral via a health care professional or service charity, such as Combat Stress, the Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes.

To find out more visit the new service's page on the NHS England website.

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