Autumn 2015 issue of CCG Insight

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Autumn 2015 insight

Thurrock CCG has released its latest edition of CCG Insight, a magazine packed full of information on healthcare in Thurrock plus details of the CCG and its partners' work in the community (click on the image to download).

The Autumn 2015 issue features articles on the new GP Health Hubs, The announcement of a new provider of talking therapies for mental health, and an interview with Christine Celentano, the CCG’s Head of Business Support.

This quarterly newsletter was launched by us to share health related information and provide a small window into the CCG's work. We hope you enjoy reading it, and please feel free to share with friends and family.

Useful diabetes information from Dr Bose

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Dr Bose, a clinical lead on Thurrock CCG’s Governing Body, has shared several useful documents on diabetes and the risks of developing the condition.

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Celebrating 10 years of helping families at Basildon University Hospital

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Fundraisers and families celebrated at a special event to mark 10 years since the opening of the Ronald McDonald House at Basildon University Hospital.

The three-bedroom bungalow was opened in 2005, was the seventh family hospital accommodation built in the UK, with a £250,000 donation from Ronald McDonald House Charities with a further £50,000 in donations from local people.

The aim was to provide families with a home-from-home while their child is in hospital and since opening the house has provided that to hundreds of families.

New job vacancies with Healthwatch Thurrock

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Healthwatch Thurrock, the local consumer champion for health and social care in Thurrock, is currently advertising for 3 job vacancies.

The roles are as follows:
Team Leader/Development Officer - Full Time—35 hours p/w—£26,500pa
Children and Young Peoples Worker—Full Time—35 hours p/w—£20,000pa
Volunteer Co-Ordinator—Part Time Flexi Hours—17.5 hours p/w—£10,500 actual p/a

All three roles are located at the Beehive centre in Grays, and the closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 06 November 2015. Interviews will be held from 16 to 19 November. All positions will be for a fixed term contract of 12 months until December 2016.

Launch of Thurrock CCG Facebook page!

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Following feedback from members of the public at our Annual General Meeting, Thurrock CCG has now launched a Facebook page to make it that bit easier for Thurrock residents to receive useful updates from the CCG and our partners.

The new page will have all the latest news, health campaigns and health tips from the CCG and the organisations we work with, and it will enable the CCG to communicate with Thurrock residents using the technology that they use every day.

If you would like to keep up to date with CCG announcements, click on the link below to be directed to our Facebook page:

Thurrock CCG Facebook page