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Engage is our regular newsletter - produced for our local patients, stakeholders and partners and gives you the opportunity to read about all the latest news from your local CCG.

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Issue 18 - Spring/Summer 2017

In this edition:
  • Latest News from the CCG
     Treating Hay fever and other seasonal allergies
     Return Recycle Reuse: update on the recent equipment amnesty campaign
     Thumbs up for the CCG
     Transforming services to improve patient experience
     Sharing your health information record
     Dementia Together: new service in east and west Suffolk
     New service brings specialist support for Suffolk’s mums
     Social prescribing grant for Leiston
     The NHS needs your help during the hot weather
     Dates for your diary
     Patient Partnership Conference
    Get Involved
     Have you considered joining your GP practice PPG?

Issue 18 - Spring/Summer 2017
21 June 2017
Treating Hay fever and other seasonal allergies - Return Recycle Reuse: update on the recent equipment amnesty campaign - Thumbs up for the CCG - Transforming services to improve patient experience - Sharing your health information record - Dementia Together: new service in east and west Suffolk - New service brings specialist support for Suffolk’s mums - Social prescribing grant for Leiston - The NHS needs your help during the hot weather - Dates for your diary - Update from our Patient Partnership Conference - Get involved: Have you considered joining your GP practice PPG?
Issue 17 - Winter 2017
23 February 2017
Patients can play a key role in taking pressure off GP services - Think Pharmacist for minor conditions - Open the Bag! Help save waste in the NHS - Talking Helps: advice for new mums - Stay Well This Winter: Norovirus - Dementia Together - Meet the Team… your guide to who’s who in your GP practice - YEAH! News: latest newsletter published - Decision made on IVF and MVA services - Have your say on STP - New career? - New policy on tobacco at Ipswich Hospital - One Life Suffolk can help you quit smoking - Men’s Life: new weight management programme for men - CEP looking for new members - Co-production - Patient Partnership Conference - Upcoming meetings
Issue 16 - Autumn 2016
11 November 2016
Latest News from the CCG: Awards for local innovation - Decision deferred on proposed service changes - Making the NHS £ go further - Have you had your flu jab? 
Help and Support: Health and care support for family carers - FIND Families in Need - Warm Homes Healthy People 
Award-winning news: Awards for local innovation - Award nominations for CCG
Other News: Wellbeing Suffolk - Suffolk Lives Matter: a suicide prevention strategy for Suffolk - Ipswich Hospital Transforming care
Events: Stay Well This Winter Roadshow in Ipswich - Continuing Healthcare Question Time in Eye - Governing Body Meeting in Stratford St Andrew - ActivLives Christmas Fair
Get Involved: Update from YEAH! youth forum - Working Together: Health and Care Directory launched
Issue 15 - Summer 2016
04 August 2016
Latest News from the CCG: Proposed changes to healthcare in Suffolk - National Award for Diabetes care in East Suffolk - Supporting young people’s emotional wellbeing - New eating disorder service for Suffolk - New digital resources for young people - Improved wellbeing for care homes residents - Apprenticeships in east Suffolk - Keeping well during the warm summer weather and be prepared for the late summer Bank Holiday - Healthwatch Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital partnership success - New breast-feeding support service - Tackling domestic abuse - Support for Family Carers - Events: Patient Partnership Conference - Dates for your diary - Get Involved: What are Patient Participation Groups?
Issue 14 - Spring 2016
29 April 2016
Children and Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing Plan - Primary Learning Disability Liaison Nurses - Suffolk Mental Health Crisis Condordat - New Healthy Lifestyles service for Suffolk - Improved Primary Care Mental Health Service - Community Health Services Contract Extended - Avoid the misery of hay fever - Keep safe this BBQ season - Bank Holiday advice - Love Yourself, Love Your NHS - Local Museums have Creative Heritage in Mind - You Said, We Did - Governing Body Meeting - Patient Partnership Conference - Dementia Awareness Day - Suffolk Show 2016 - YEAH! Youth forum Cooking up Youth Voice in the NHS - Community Engagement Partnership
Issue 13 - Winter 2016
11 February 2016
Patient Online services - New Fund to help the wellbeing of local young people - Improved stroke services in Suffolk - Changes to gluten free prescribing - Local GP practice rated as outstanding - High level of patient satisfaction in Suffolk - New campaigns for nurses at Ipswich Hospital - Mental Health Trust ‘Putting People First’ - The View drop in centre for Suffolk Family Carers - Walking Football - ActivSheds appeal - Services for Veterans - Get Involved - Healthwatch survey Look after your feet - New Year, New You
Issue 12 - Autumn 2015
19 November 2015
Medication: Do you take it? - Stay Well This Winter - Connecting services in East Ipswich - Protect Yourself from Infection - Young People have their say on health services - Youth website launched - Cycle the CCG charity event - Rotational Integrated Apprenticeships - Talitha Koum: helping vulnerable women - Side by Side: Alzheimer’s Society service for those with dementia - ActivLives’ new ActivGardens projects - New Community Healthcare Services contract begins - Being FAB: new base at Ipswich Hospital for the frail elderly - YEAH! Youth Forum
Issue 11 - Summer 2015
10 August 2015
Connect East Ipswich - Suffolk GP Fellowship Scheme launched - CCG publishes Annual Report and Accounts - Paracetamol campaign - Waste Medication - State of Suffolk Report - Work Shadowing - Handheld devices at Ipswich Hospital - Dementia Services provided by Sue Ryder - Ipswich Hospital leader joins ground-breaking programme - Suffolk Family Carers survey - Suffolk Show - Dementia conference - Feet on the Street - Pauline Quinn; meet our new lay member for public and patient involvement
Issue 10 - Spring 2015
06 May 2015
3 years of clinical commissioning... - Help us to deliver the right first steps in maintaining good mental health - Suffolk Mind: Supporting mental health and wellbeing - Age UK Suffolk: Shine a Light on Loneliness - ActivLives and Age UK: Make a Move Project - Suffolk Community Healthcare PACE service: Partnership brings benefits for patients and services - LiveWell Suffolk: Tobacco control - Wickham Market Good Neighbours Scheme - Time to change the catheter - Supporting Older People in Aldeburgh community - Coming soon… - International Women’s Health Awareness Event - Get Involved - Healthwatch Suffolk: Give your views on mental health & wellbeing services for BME communities
Issue 9 - Winter 2015
29 January 2015
Suffolk Wellbeing Service - Join the Mental Health Conversations - Coat Off Your Back campaign - Ipswich Winter Night Shelter - GP Blogs - News from Barham and Claydon Surgery - Congratulations to StowHealth - Suffolk Family Carers work with Ipswich Hospital - Age UK Suffolk loneliness campaign - Be Active, Stay Active with LiveWell Suffolk - Community Engagement Partnership - Seasonal Health Campaign survey - Healthwatch survey
Issue 8 - September 2014
01 October 2014
Health and Social Care Integration Review - Continued improvement to Suffolk’s Stroke services - New look website - Veterans event - Important conversations around mental health
Issue 7 - July 2014
04 July 2014
Community Engagement Partnership - “Make The Right Call” - Launch of new Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) - Annual Report published - Mental Health services praised - Have Your Say! - Healthwatch Suffolk
Issue 6 - April 2014
17 April 2014
Urgent Care—New ideas - Working with the Voluntary and Community Sector - Share your views about ambulance services in Suffolk - Are You A Man? - Adult autism - Joint Formulary and diabetes guidance - An Evening with Dementia - Coming soon...
Issue 5 - February 2014
11 February 2014
The CCG fund for voluntary sector winter projects. • Members wanted for CCG’s Engagement group. • Why not help us improve our website! • Suffolk Libraries IPS Ltd working in partnership with Public Health Suffolk has launched an exciting free self-help project. • Stroke Service Improvements
Issue 4 - Winter 2013
09 December 2013
Town Talk, Village Voices • Changes to stroke service plans following engagement • Support for new self-care • Cardiology • Winter messages
Issue 3 - Autumn 2013
11 October 2013
Your views on acute stroke services • Did you know? • New quick guides available • Meet the Governing Body Q&A with Gulshan Kayembe • Healthwatch comes to Suffolk • Help yourself! • Find out more
Issue 2 - Summer 2013
21 August 2013
• Planning beyond summer • How we’re changing services that need to change • Services: improving stroke services in Suffolk • Care homes: GPs weekly ward rounds for residents • Medicines: self-care improved information • Services: ensuring fairness for all
Issue 1 - Spring 2013
21 August 2013
• We've launched • Working together to integrate care • Services: improving stroke services in Suffolk • The new 111 service: when it's less urgent than 999 • Hospitals: reducing unnecessary admissions • Change4Life: download the new drinks tracker app • Website: find out more online • Our Values & Our Priorities

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