Peerfest is coming to Thurrock, Saturday 20th October!

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Peerfest is a national annual event celebrating the importance, power and diversity of peer support.


It’s a welcoming, inclusive and inspirational event bringing peers and their supporters together to network, share knowledge and best practice through workshops, creative activities, debate and The Marsh Awards.

Places are always popular so please click on the links below to book now for Peerfest 2018, either the daytime or evening events or both!

Peerfest 2018 Daytime

Peerfest 2018 Evening Music Event

What to expect

  • Inspiring workshops (details below)
  • Market place of stalls to explore
  • Join in the debate and be heard
  • Celebrate the Marsh Awards
  • Relax in our chill out space
  • Music and dance
  • Plenty of time to share knowledge and make new connections

The Backstage Centre, Vellacott Close, High House Production Park, Purfleet, RM19 1 RJ

New Primary Care roles in Tilbury and Chadwell Primary Care team

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NELFT is working with Thurrock CCG and General practices to offer new exciting roles within primary care. Find below details of the advert and links to the roles on offer. Closing Date 18 October 2018.

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

Better Care Together is our health and social care transformation programme. It focuses on ensuring that individuals and communities can receive the majority of support they require from within their neighbourhood. This includes a strong focus on prevention and staying well - enabling individuals to achieve the outcomes that matter most to them.

20s and 30s cancer support meet-up

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If you’re in your 20s and 30s and have had a cancer diagnosis, why not come along to an informal meet-up at Ye Olde Smack in Leigh-on-Sea.

Cancer Support hang out for 20s and 30s October 2018 small

Share your thoughts, feelings and experiences with people who have their own cancer experiences at an informal hang out. Newbies and plus ones are welcome.

The meet-up takes place at Ye Olde Smack on Monday 22 October 2018 from 7pm. For more information and to book a free place, click the link below:

Trekstock Essex Meet Up October

Film on how to go out your way

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A new film looks at how talking about your wishes for after death now can help alleviate the stresses of planning a goodbye and make sure you get the send-off you deserve.

In September St Luke’s Hospice released, ‘Your Life, Your Choice, Your Plan, Let’s Talk’. It’s a film created by St Luke’s alongside other prominent organisations in Basildon & Thurrock, & the long awaited premiere was at the magical venue, Old Regent Ballroom.

The short film shows a diverse group of people, talking about their own bucket lists, memories & things they may wish to happen at their own funeral.

Penny Meadows, St Luke’s Hospice, Wellbeing & Information Facilitator said, "The Dying Matters campaign this year aims to encourage the nation to take five crucial actions in order to be ready for someone’s end of life wishes. The message is that by focusing on five things you can do today it will make life easier for your family & loved ones when you die. No one likes to think about their own mortality, much less discuss it. So we are hoping that by raising awareness of these five practical steps, we can all discuss the matter while we are still in good health, as this will help alleviate problems that could occur later.’’

The five steps are:

  1. Make a Will
  2. Record your funeral wishes
  3. Plan your future care and support
  4. Register as an organ donor
  5. Tell your loved ones your wishes

Copies of the film are available for public use for a small cost. For more information, please contact Penny Meadows on 01375 648170 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Autumn 2018 issue of CCG Insight is out now!

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CCG Insight front cover September 2018

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)

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