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Having a flu vaccination will protect you, your family and your NHS
22 September 2020
Health professionals across north east Essex and Suffolk are emphasising that it has never been more crucial for people in at-risk groups to have a flu vaccination.
 
Want to book a coronavirus test? Please don't call NHS 111 or your GP practice
17 September 2020
The NHS is urging people not to call its 111 helpline or their GP practice or visit their hospital’s emergency department if they want a coronavirus test.
 
Have your say on mental health proposals
17 September 2020
People in east and west Suffolk have been working together in recent years to improve mental health and emotional wellbeing care and learning disability and autism services.
 
September meeting of the Governing Body
16 September 2020
The next meeting of the Governing Body of NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group will take place on Tuesday September 22 from 9.15 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
 
August 31 - bank holiday Monday health advice
26 August 2020
GPs are reminding people in north east Essex and east and west Suffolk that GP practices will be closed on bank holiday Monday August 31.
 
August meeting of the Primary Care Commissioning Committee
19 August 2020
The next meeting of the Primary Care Commissioning Committee for east Suffolk will take place on Tuesday August 25.
 
Please be patient, we'll let you know about flu vaccinations for those aged 50 - 64
11 August 2020
GPs and community pharmacists from north east Essex and Suffolk have welcomed plans to extend eligibility for the flu vaccination to those aged 50 to 64 years.
 
Suffolk’s resilience partners urge people to queue responsibly outside bars and pubs
07 August 2020
Those looking to enjoy a drink with their friends this weekend are being urged to remember Coronavirus is still a very real threat to everyone’s health
 
Annual Members' Meeting of NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG
06 August 2020
The Annual Members' Meeting of GP practice members of NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group, to approve the CCG's annual accounts 2019/20, will take place on Thursday September 10 from 1.30 - 1.55 p.m.
 
Keeping safe and well in the hot weather
05 August 2020
Keep cool and look out for others during this week’s spell of hot weather.
 
Please get in touch - but it will be different
30 July 2020
Following today's announcement by the Secretary of State for Health & Social Care, Matt Hancock, that GP online, video and telephone consultations are here to stay, one of East Anglia’s top doctors has made a short film to highlight how GP practices are operating to meet patient needs and keep everyone safe.
 
Communities share experiences of COVID-19 with local leaders
28 July 2020
The Ipswich & Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE) has welcomed a pledge from health and care leaders across the Integrated Care System to bring about change to ensure Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities are better supported and listened to.
 
Meeting of the Governing Body on July 28
16 July 2020
The next meeting of the Governing Body of NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group will take place on Tuesday July 28.
 
Green light for improved orthopaedic care
14 July 2020
Plans to create a state-of-the-art elective care centre (ECC) in Colchester for patients who need planned orthopaedic surgery such as hip and knee replacements have today been given the green light.
 
GP practices in east Suffolk are rated highly by patients
10 July 2020

People across east and west Suffolk have again reported a very high level of satisfaction with their local GP practices.

 
Elective care centre - extraordinary meeting
07 July 2020
The governing bodies of NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk and NHS North East Essex clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) will meet next week to decide on a proposal to create an elective care centre for patients who need planned orthopaedic surgery.
 
Clap your hands this NHS birthday weekend
03 July 2020

It’s the 72nd birthday of the NHS this weekend - and people across Suffolk and north east Essex are invited to join in the national ‘thank you’ celebrations.

 
ROL Cruise celebrates raising over £100K for the NHS in Suffolk and Essex
02 July 2020
NHS and care leaders in Colchester have thanked a cruise travel agency based in the town after it raised over £100,000 for local services since the coronavirus outbreak started.


 
Use your supply of prescription medicine before ordering any more
26 June 2020
Health leaders across Suffolk and north east Essex are urging local people to use their supplies of medications before placing new orders.
 
Coronavirus is still with us during the hot weather
23 June 2020

With a predicted few days of hot weather ahead local GPs are encouraging people to keep cool and look out for others.

 
Primary Care Commissioning Committee - next meeting
17 June 2020
The next meeting of the Primary Care Commissioning Committee for east Suffolk will take place on Tuesday June 23 at 2 p.m.
 
Bike Week 2020 - a bike ride to start the day for local GP
12 June 2020
During this week’s Bike Week 2020, one of East Anglia’s leading mental health experts is encouraging people who are currently not commuting to work to use that time for physical activity – such as cycling, walking or running – to help support good mental health.
 
Improving Suffolk’s wellbeing and mental health with a simple ‘thank you’
04 June 2020

Suffolk Says Thanks recognises the small acts of kindness taking place across the county in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

 
Psychologists offer vital support as schools return
02 June 2020

A team of psychologists in Suffolk has created a “support pack” to help schools cope with an increase in mental health issues.

 
NHS, community and voluntary organisation volunteers are thanked
02 June 2020

This Volunteers’ Week (1 – 7 June) representatives a number of local organisations are taking the opportunity to thank those who have been helping others in need.

 
Scam warning - cervical screening
21 May 2020
Public Health England (PHE) has advised of a potential scam involving a text message being sent to some women purporting to be from PHE’s “Call & Recall” service.
 
Be responsible, save lives and #StickWithItSuffolk
21 May 2020
Suffolk Resilience Forum is urging people to keep doing the right thing this bank holiday weekend
 
No commute means a cycle ride to start the day for a local GP
20 May 2020

During this week’s Mental Health Awareness Week, one of East Anglia’s leading mental health experts is encouraging people who are currently not commuting to work to use that time for physical activity.

 
GP practices will be closed on May 25 - but help is available
20 May 2020
GPs are reminding people in east and west Suffolk and north east Essex that GP practices will be closed on bank holiday Monday May 25.
 
Stick With It Suffolk
18 May 2020
Suffolk people are being asked to continue their great efforts, which are successfully reducing the spread of COVID-19.
 
New appointment to the CCGs
15 May 2020

Paul Gibara has been appointed as the new Director of Performance Improvement.

 
Governing Body Meeting - Tuesday May 19
13 May 2020
The next meeting of the Governing Body of NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group will take place on Tuesday May 19.
 
Buildings will Light Up Blue to celebrate NHS
12 May 2020
Buildings across Suffolk and north east Essex are set to be lit blue to honour the NHS.
 
Compassionate Communities - strengthening end of life support
12 May 2020

The Compassionate Communities project is strengthening the level of support available to people at the end of their life.

 
Talking together about dying
07 May 2020
Health care professionals across Suffolk and north east Essex are encouraging people to have a conversation with their loved ones
 
Stay safe and commemorate VE Day responsibly
06 May 2020
VE Day will be commemorated across Suffolk this Friday, just not as previously planned, with the government’s instructions requiring people to stay home and stay safe to slow the spread of coronavirus.
 
GP practices will be open on Friday May 8
05 May 2020

All GP practices in east and west Suffolk will be open as normal on Friday’s bank holiday (May 8).

 
Suffolk extends mental health offering for young people
23 April 2020

More young adults in Suffolk will be able to seek help from Kooth after the free online counselling and emotional wellbeing support service was extended.

 
Mental health helpline goes live
15 April 2020
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) has set up a 24/7 helpline offering immediate support for mental health difficulties during the coronavirus pandemic.
 
April edition of the CCG's newsletter is published
09 April 2020
The latest newsletter from NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group has just been published.
 
An Easter message from Suffolk’s NHS, Emergency and Public Services
08 April 2020

To all Suffolk residents

We strongly urge you to stay home, stay safe, and stay near where you live this Easter.
 
GP practices will be open over the Easter weekend
07 April 2020
All GP practices in east and west Suffolk will be open on Good Friday and Easter Monday. Most practices will also be open on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th April.
 
Changes to forthcoming CCG meetings
19 March 2020

In response to the challenges facing the NHS and to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission, there will be changes to arrangements for meetings to which members of the public are routinely invited.

 
Your opportunity to influence health care services in east Suffolk
12 March 2020
Do you have a passion for the NHS and want to get involved in improving health care services in east Suffolk?
 
New NHS "Mum & Baby" app is launched
09 March 2020

A brand new NHS app designed to provide all the information pregnant women, their partners and family need to enhance the maternity experience and complement face-to-face maternity care has been officially launched.

 
Latest newsletter - February 2020
20 February 2020

Read the latest newsletter from NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG.

 
Public consultation: A proposal to develop an elective (planned) orthopaedic surgery centre at Colch
18 February 2020
The NHS in Suffolk and north east Essex is developing exciting plans to create a centre for all our patients who need planned orthopaedic surgery, such as hip and knee replacements.
 
Primary Care Commissioning Committee
18 February 2020

The next meeting in public of the Primary Care Commissioning Committee for east Suffolk will take place on Tuesday February 25.

 
My Health, Our Future - children and young people's mental health in Suffolk
12 February 2020
The challenges and complexity of children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing in Suffolk has been revealed in the latest report by Healthwatch Suffolk.
 
Coronavirus - information
10 February 2020
The NHS in Suffolk and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases.
 
Ipswich Town Football Club teams up with Active Schools
07 February 2020
Ipswich Town Football Club has joined the drive to get more youngsters active, becoming the £80,000 Active Schools project’s first ambassador.
 
Walton Surgery in Felixstowe to close on March 31
05 February 2020

Walton Surgery in Felixstowe will close its doors to patients on Tuesday March 31.

 
CCG newsletter - January edition
23 January 2020

The latest edition of the NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG newsletter has been published.

 
Meeting in public of the Governing Body
21 January 2020
A meeting in public of the Governing Body of NHS Ipswich & East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group will take place on Tuesday January 28 from 9.15 a.m.
 
CQC rating of mental health provider NSFT
15 January 2020
The Care Quality Commission has today rated the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust’s improved position as ‘requiring improvement’.
 
Breaking down the barriers to information sharing
14 January 2020
A local family doctor has fronted a new short film in which he shares his views on the benefits of My Care Record.
 
New child weight management service trial for 2020
10 January 2020
Families with overweight children will be able to test a service which includes help from a dietitian, a family therapist and sports and exercise experts
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