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Great response to Cardinal Medical Practice's call for patient feedback
26 May 2022

Clinicians and staff at the Cardinal Medical Practice in Ipswich have expressed thanks to patients and the local community for giving feedback on a proposal to consolidate services at three GP practice sites into a new purpose-built primary care hub.


 
Long COVID in young children up by 40% - half term vaccination plea
25 May 2022

With latest figures showing a 40% increase in the number of UK children aged under 16 contracting Long COVID, a plea is being made this coming half-term to parents to take up the offer of COVID vaccination.


 
Don't ditch the mask yet - useful Platinum Jubilee holiday health advice
24 May 2022

The extended bank holiday weekend to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will see many people enjoying themselves with family and friends - yet health care services are still coping with big pressures and people across Suffolk and north east Essex are being encouraged to be prepared and know what to do if they or a family member feels unwell.


 
The local COVID vaccination programme is still going strong
23 May 2022

Following the announcement of JCVI interim advice that a further COVID booster is likely to be offered in the autumn, the NHS in Suffolk and north east Essex is reminding people that there is still plenty of vaccine supply - and anyone eligible who has not had their full complement of COVID vaccinations is encouraged to come forward.


 
Welcome to our friends from Ukraine - a new health guide
18 May 2022

Health and care partners from across Suffolk and north east Essex have created a practical and useful local guide for those people fleeing the conflict in Ukraine and seeking shelter in Suffolk and north east Essex so they know which services are available and how to access them.


 
Bi-monthly meeting of the CCG's Governing Body
17 May 2022

The bi-monthly meeting of the Governing Body of NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group will take place on Tuesday May 24 from 9.15 a.m. to 12 noon.

 
Suffolk and North East Essex ICS launches 'Walk the Talk' Film Competition
09 May 2022

PEOPLE living in Suffolk and north east Essex are being invited to share their experiences of the local health and care system – by entering them in a film competition.


 
New film highlights need for discussion on whether you receive CPR
29 April 2022

Next week’s Dying Matters Awareness Week (May 2 – 6) sees the official launch of a new short film aiming to highlight how everyone in the latter stages of living has a choice in whether they receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in a future medical emergency - and how they should speak with their family and health care professional to make their wishes known.


 
Funding boost for children's neuro services
26 April 2022
Services for children and young people in Suffolk with neuro-developmental challenges and or difficulties are to receive a funding boost.
 
Bowel Cancer roadshow hits SNEE
22 April 2022
A GIANT inflatable bowel will be the centrepiece of a roadshow that is visiting Suffolk and north east Essex next week to raise awareness of bowel cancer.
 
Next meeting of the Primary Care Commissioning Committee
19 April 2022

The next meeting of the Primary Care Commissioning Committee for east Suffolk will take place virtually on Tuesday April 26 at 2.00 p.m.


 
There's no place like home - help get your relatives home in time for Easter
13 April 2022
Health chiefs are calling on friends, families and carers of relatives who are ready and safe to be discharged from hospital to lend a helping hand in getting them out of hospital and back home in time for Easter.
 
Easter health advice from local health professionals
11 April 2022

With health care services still under historic levels of pressure, people across Suffolk and north east Essex are being encouraged to be prepared and know what to do if they or a family member feels unwell over the Easter weekend.


 
Clinicians thank people for using appropriate services as pressures intensify
06 April 2022
Health leaders across Suffolk and north east Essex say local services are under intense pressure, more significant than at any time during the COVID-19 pandemic.​
 
COVID-19 vaccinations available for all 5 - 11 year olds
01 April 2022

The roll-out of COVID-19 vaccinations for all children aged 5 – 11 years begins next week.


 
Increase in Covid-19 infections spark reminder from health leaders to get vaccinated
25 March 2022

A three-fold increase in the number of Covid-19 infections within communities across Suffolk over a two-week period has led health and care leaders to remind eligible local people to get their booster vaccination and not to be complacent about coronavirus. 


 
Call out to parents of 5 to 11-year-old children who are at risk of severe COVID-19
23 March 2022

Parents and guardians of 5 to 11-year-old children who are at higher risk of severe COVID-19 (e.g. immunosuppressed) and those living with people who are immunosuppressed, are being urged to get them vaccinated.


 
The hay fever season will soon begin – some useful health advice
21 March 2022
With hay fever usually worse between March and September local health care professionals are offering useful advice to those who suffer from a hay fever allergy.
 
Big success hoped for spring booster programme
18 March 2022

From Monday March 21, everyone aged 75 years or above and those aged 12 years or above who are severely immunosuppressed can go to a walk-in clinic in east and west Suffolk or north east Essex for their 2nd COVID-19 booster dose, or make an appointment via the national NHS booking site.


 
Views sought on GP practice's plans to move
16 March 2022
Patients at the Cardinal Medical Practice group in north west Ipswich and surrounding area are being asked for their views on a proposal to consolidate services provided at three GP practices into a new purpose-built GP hub.
 
Meeting of the Governing Body - March 2022
15 March 2022
The bi-monthly meeting of the Governing Body of NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group will take place on Tuesday March 22 from 9.15 a.m. to 12 noon.
 
CCGs first in the country to sign up to anti-racism charter
14 March 2022
The NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) across Suffolk and north east Essex have become the first in the country to sign up to UNISON’s anti-racism charter.
 
Call out for NHS reservists
10 March 2022

A call out is being made for former health and care staff across Suffolk and north East Essex to register their interest in becoming an NHS reservist.


 
New directory of resources to help patients to 'wait well'
04 March 2022

More help and support is now available for patients waiting for surgery or hospital treatment whose care has been delayed because of the pandemic.


 
Call out to parents of clinically vulnerable 5 - 11 year olds
04 March 2022

From today, parents of 5 – 11-year-old children who are clinically vulnerable or living with someone who is immunosuppressed are being encouraged to contact their local GP if they have not received an invitation to attend an appointment for their COVID-19 vaccination.


 
Sensible precautions to remain in place in health care settings
22 February 2022
The ending of COVID-19 legal restrictions from Thursday has been acknowledged as a significant step forward for local people and businesses, but health leaders are highlighting that sensible precautions will remain in place within health care settings to protect vulnerable patients and staff.
 
New phone line to help families navigate emotional wellbeing support
22 February 2022

Suffolk’s Children and Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing Hub has teamed up with Barnardo’s children’s charity to help navigate families to emotional wellbeing support.


 
Felixstowe first in country to pilot later life living initiative
15 February 2022
FELIXSTOWE is to be the first place in the country to pilot a pioneering new initiative aimed at helping older people live healthy and happy lives.
 
Primary Care Commissioning Committee meeting - February 2022
15 February 2022
The next meeting of the Primary Care Commissioning Committee for east Suffolk will take place virtually on Tuesday February 22 at 2.00 p.m.
 
Prestigious Suffolk Award given to system's chief nurse
08 February 2022
Suffolk’s chief nurse who has led the clinical aspect of the roll-out of the vaccination programme across the system has said she is ‘absolutely overwhelmed’ after receiving a prestigious award from the county’s High Sheriff earlier today.
 
NHS teams up with Fred.Olsen Travel
03 February 2022
The NHS across Suffolk and north east Essex has teamed up with one of the country’s leading travel companies, Fred. Olsen Travel and TravelQuest, to launch a campaign aimed at reminding holidaymakers who are planning a trip abroad to get their COVID-19 vaccination.
 
Prestigious Suffolk Award for one of the driving forces behind the vaccination buses
31 January 2022

Bus driver, Steve Harvey, has received The Suffolk Award in recognition of his outstanding service to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.


 
Let's talk local maternity services
28 January 2022
A new online platform for debate and discussion has been established to support the transformation of maternity services across Suffolk and north east Essex – and local people are invited to register and participate to help shape future services.
 
You still need to wear a face covering in a health care setting
25 January 2022
The requirement to wear a face covering in GP practices, hospitals, pharmacies and other health care settings across Suffolk and north east Essex will remain in place when COVID-19 restrictions ease later this week.
 
Today's announcement offers us hope, but coronavirus is still with us
19 January 2022
The announcement of next week’s easing of restrictions has been possible due to the success of the COVID-19 vaccination programme and local communities following the guidance and giving their support, says health care leader Dr Ed Garratt.
 
'It feels like you're drowning from the inside out' - one mum's experience of long covid
19 January 2022
A 44-year-old mum who has been living with long Covid since the start of the pandemic, is urging people to get protected against the virus or to conduct thorough research if they remain unsure about getting vaccinated.
 
Meeting of the Governing Body - January 25th
18 January 2022

The bi-monthly meeting of the Governing Body of NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group will take place on Tuesday January 25 from 9.15 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.


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