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New project to improve care for people in a mental crisis
19 February 2015
Mental health services for people in crisis are set to improve following the introduction of a new Alternative to Admission project.
 
Transport for Health Services in Suffolk
02 February 2015
Healthwatch Suffolk are seeking to understand your experiences of accessing transport services to healthcare in Suffolk.  Specifically, to understand how the current system affects you, both positively and negatively, in the hope of improving services for all.  Click on the above link to complete the survey.
 
NHS staff helping to keep people warm this winter
26 January 2015
NHS staff at two of the county’s clinical commissioning groups have been generously donating winter coats to help needy people keep warm and cosy.
 
NHS England issues cold weather alert
14 January 2015

NHS England has issued a cold weather alert for the next seven days, warning the public that services could be disrupted and asking vulnerable patients to take extra care.

There is a 70% probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions between 1800 on Monday and 0700 on Sunday in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services.

More details about the weather alert is available on the MET Office website.
 
Healthcare options for New Year’s Day
31 December 2014
A happy and healthy New Year from everyone at NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group. 
 
Advice for asthma sufferers in the winter
23 December 2014
With winter nearly upon us, there is more likelihood of catching a cold or ‘flu.  Local GP, Dr Mike McCullagh offers advice to asthma sufferers who will have more difficulty breathing.
 
Help wildlife by treating yourself without medication
18 December 2014
Local GP, Dr John Hague has written a new blog post about how you can help yourself and wildlife by using NHS services as an appropriate alternative to seeing your doctor.
 
Enjoy a healthy festive season
17 December 2014
With Christmas just over a week away, a local GP is reminding people of the healthcare options available over the festive season.
 
A sneeze can travel the length of a bus!
27 November 2014
GPs in Suffolk are asking you to practice good cold etiquette this winter to help reduce the spread of unpleasant germs.
 
Meeting in public of the Governing Body - 25Nov
18 November 2014
The meeting in public of the Governing Body of NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group will take place on Tuesday 25 November at 9:15 a.m.
 
Think about giving slippers as a Christmas gift
18 November 2014
With just over a month to go until Christmas, GPs in east and west Suffolk are asking local people to think about giving a pair of slippers as a Christmas gift to an older relative, friend or neighbour.
 
Antibiotics won't cure coughs and colds
17 November 2014
Antibiotics are not a miracle cure – so don’t expect your GP to automatically prescribe them.
 
GPs in Suffolk are supporting Self Care Week 2014
17 November 2014
GPs at NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group are supporting Self Care Week 2014, which runs from 17 – 23 November.
 
Ebola in West Africa
20 October 2014
If you have returned from Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone or cared for someone with Ebola in the past 21 days and you have a fever or feel unwell.
Without touching anyone, tell a member of staff or call 111
 
Clinical commissioning group area in top 10% nationally for helping patients die at home
15 October 2014
The number of people in Suffolk who have been able to choose to die in their own homes is due to hard work by health workers, according to a GP
 
Don't put off getting a flu vaccination
07 October 2014
GPs in east and west Suffolk are supporting Public Health England’s call for people in at-risk groups to get a flu vaccination and avoid the risk of serious illness.
 
Creating a picture of good health
29 September 2014
Children aged 6 – 13 are being encouraged to enter a poster competition organised by local GPs at the CCG. 
 
Meeting in public of the Governing Body
24 September 2014
The meeting in public of the Governing Body of NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group will take place on Tuesday 30 September at 9:15 a.m
 
Continued improvement to Suffolk's stroke services
08 September 2014
The organisation which will deliver the new stroke early supported discharge service (ESD) in Suffolk has been announced. 
 
On your bike!
26 August 2014

This weekend - 30-31 August - sees a host of cycling events in Ipswich to help you get active as part of Ipswich Cycling Weekend, followed by National Cycle to Work Day on 4 September.

 
Stroke support services to continue
19 August 2014
Stroke survivors across Suffolk will continue to be supported in life after stroke, as the local Clinical Commissioning Groups announce they have extended funding for the Stroke Association’s local Communication Support Service for a further three years.
 
Get ready for the bank holiday weekend
18 August 2014
Local GPs are encouraging people to get ready for the August bank holiday weekend.  Holiday weekends are always a very busy time for the NHS which is why it is important to be prepared and know what to do should you or a family member need help.
 
New Chief Executive at West Suffolk Hospital
15 August 2014
West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Stephen Dunn as its new chief executive.
 
Ebola outbreak in West Africa – latest information
31 July 2014
The Government has issued latest information on the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. There are no reports of British citizens being infected and there are no cases of the virus in the UK.
 
Summary Care Record hits 40 million milestone
31 July 2014
A milestone 40 million patients across England now have a Summary Care Record and health professionals are using them to improve and speed up patient care every 30 seconds.
 
AGM of NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group
23 July 2014
The Annual General Meeting of the Governing Body of NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group will take place in public on Tuesday 29 July at 9.15 a.m.
 
Heatwave health advice
17 July 2014
Keep cool and safe over the next few days!
This advice comes as The Met Office has issued a Level 2 heatwave alert for the East of England for Friday to Sunday.
 
Latest edition of our Engage newsletter published
04 July 2014

The latest edition of the NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group newsletter is out now.

Highlights include:
• Call for new members to join Community Engagement Partnership • Health roadshows taking place across east Suffolk during July - come and have your say! • Mental health services praised by local mental health leader • IESCCG publishes annual report and accounts for 2013/14

Click here to read the latest issue. Please take a look at our newsletter, read it, pass the link on to your friends and colleagues and tell us what you think!

 
Mental health services praised by local mental health leader
26 June 2014
Psychiatric inpatient services in Suffolk provided by the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) have been highly praised by a local mental health leader.  The psychiatric inpatient services are provided at Woodlands in Ipswich and The Wedgewood Unit in Bury St Edmunds.
 
MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub)
25 June 2014
Organisations responsible for safeguarding vulnerable adults and children in Suffolk are to form a new, single, team to make sure information needed to keep people safe is held, and immediately accessible, in one place.
 
CCG publishes annual report and accounts
18 June 2014
NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has published its first ever annual report and accounts for 2013/14.
 
Your views sought on local health issues
18 June 2014
NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (WSCCG) and NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (IESCCG) are holding a series of health events in June and July.
 
Suffolk Health and Care Review
11 June 2014
The Health and Care Review seeks to further join up health and social care services. This means health and social care organisations working together better so that patients are better cared for, resources are used effectively and everyone receives the care they need.
 
Falls Awareness Week - Mon 16 June to Sun 22 June
11 June 2014
Find out more about preventing a fall and staying steady on your feet.
 
NHS in Suffolk develops innovative new memory service
26 May 2014
A new NHS service for people in Ipswich and East Suffolk who are worried they are having memory problems will be launched in June.
 
Cancer Research UK National Survey
06 May 2014
Cancer Research UK has commissioned The University of Birmingham and ICF International to evaluate the current state of and future opportunities for cancer services in England.
 
Is that a yellow man sitting on a toilet?
24 April 2014
Don’t be surprised if you see a seven foot yellow man with diarrhoea sitting on a toilet in central Ipswich this Saturday.
 
You're looking a funny colour
22 April 2014
Seven foot yellow figures will be bringing the message to east Suffolk that A&E is for serious emergencies only.
 
The golden standard of healthcare
16 April 2014
A gold Investors in People accreditation has been awarded to the NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCGs).
 
Health advice during increased air pollution levels
02 April 2014
People in Suffolk are being encouraged to be aware of the high levels of air pollution affecting the county today and tomorrow.
 
Strengthening outcomes for people using health and social care services
26 March 2014
The NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (IESCCG) and NHS West Suffolk Clinical Group (WSCCG) are set to develop stronger ties with local authorities and social care and voluntary organisations – to deliver improved and sustainable care for everyone in east and west Suffolk.
 
Warning - Scam Email to patients
18 March 2014
A spam email has been sent out to a number of email addresses informing recipients about a cancer diagnosis.
 
Recognition for innovative NHS procurement
18 March 2014
NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCGs) have been shortlisted as finalists in the Collaborative Procurement category of the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2014/15.
 
Mental Health Trust appoints new Chief Executive
07 March 2014
Michael Scott will be formally taking up the new role at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) by mid-2014.
 
Ooh la la, the warm weather is coming
06 March 2014
The forecast is for the weather in the east to be warmer than St Tropez and Cap d’Antibes this weekend. So, GPs are encouraging people to get out and about and enjoy the spring sunshine and to stay aware of what to do and where to go if they need medical help
 
NHS England acts in response to concerns about information sharing
25 February 2014
In recent weeks, we have heard from patients, many GPs, their professional organisations and, groups like Healthwatch. They have told us very clearly that patients need more time to learn about information sharing, the benefits and their right to object.
 
Better information means better care
29 January 2014
Sharing information in the NHS helps ensure that the quality and safety of services is consistent across the country. It can also highlight different diseases and conditions that may require more NHS investment. This is an opportunity for each of us to help the NHS provide high quality care for all.
 
Review finds NHS community health services are safe
22 January 2014
A four month review of NHS community health services in Suffolk provided by Serco has reached its conclusion.
 
NHS data use programme rolls out across Midlands and East region
14 January 2014
A new system to collect information from patient’s medical records that will help to provide a ‘joined-up’ picture of the country’s health and social care needs is currently underway in the region.
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