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Provision of Psychological Therapies to be expanded across east and west Suffolk
30 March 2021
Services supporting people in east and west Suffolk with common mental health presentations such as low mood and anxiety disorders are to be expanded.
 
Useful advice as hay fever season begins
30 March 2021
With the Met Office’s forecast of a high pollen count over the next few days, local health care professionals are offering some useful advice to those who suffer from a hay fever allergy.
 
Health care advice for the Easter holidays
25 March 2021
With health care services still under enormous 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.
 
Unpaid carers urged to register for their COVID-19 vaccination appointment
19 March 2021
In line with national guidance, appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations are now being offered to eligible, unpaid carers in Suffolk and north east Essex within priority cohort 6.
 
Celebrating social prescribing in east Suffolk
17 March 2021
This week’s Social Prescribing Day (March 18) is a celebration of east Suffolk’s hugely successful, nationally recognized social prescribing initiative, Connect for Health, which has supported an estimated over 6000 people since its inception two and a half years ago.
 
March meeting of the Governing Body
16 March 2021
The next meeting of the Governing Body of NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group will take place on Tuesday March 23 from 9.15 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
 
Roving vaccination team set to drive down barriers to COVID-19 vaccine uptake
09 March 2021
NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG and Ipswich Buses have joined forces to launch a mobile COVID-19 vaccination facility.
 
Another opportunity to ask questions about COVID-19
23 February 2021
Another virtual community event will take place this week – enabling local people to put their questions about COVID-19 and the vaccination programme to a panel of health and care experts.
 
February Primary Care Commissioning Committee Meeting
17 February 2021
The next meeting of the Primary Care Commissioning Committee for east Suffolk will take place virtually on Tuesday February 23.
 
New initiative aims to inspire confidence and dispel Covid-19 myths
10 February 2021
A new social media initiative has been launched locally which aims to debunk the myths around the Covid-19 vaccine and encourage everyone who is invited for vaccination to take up the offer.
 
Vaccinations and predicted inclement weather this weekend
05 February 2021
Health and care leaders across Suffolk and north east Essex say plans are in place at vaccination sites and centres to deal with forecasted snow over the coming weekend.
 
Independent health and care professionals encouraged to register for vaccination
03 February 2021
Independent providers of health and care services in east and west Suffolk and north east Essex are invited to register to receive the Covid-19 vaccination.
 
An easy way to access your NHS number
03 February 2021
Everyone invited to have a Covid-19 vaccination is asked to bring a copy of their NHS number with them to their appointment.

 
Near doubling of vaccination numbers for over 80s
29 January 2021

Latest figures reveal that 71% of the over 80s in the Suffolk and North East Essex ICS area have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccination, a near doubling in numbers over last week’s figure of 36%.


 
First Suffolk coronavirus large vaccination centre launches
26 January 2021

The first COVID-19 NHS large vaccination centre in Suffolk opens today (Tuesday 26 January).

 
New mental health support service launched for health and care staff
26 January 2021
A new COVID-19 support service for health and care staff across Norfolk and Suffolk launched today, 25 January, to help them cope with the immense pressures of working during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Equity in Mind: Launch of new grant fund to support people's mental wellbeing
21 January 2021
Community, voluntary and social enterprise organisations in east and west Suffolk are invited to apply for new grant funding for projects that will support people’s mental wellbeing and the further development of our new Suffolk community mental health model.
 
January meeting of the CCG's Governing Body
19 January 2021
The next meeting of the Governing Body of NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group will take place on Tuesday January 26 from 9.15 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
 
Leading BAME doctor urges others to say yes to Covid-19 vaccination
14 January 2021
A well-known health care professional in Ipswich has pledged his confidence in the safety of the Covid-19 vaccine and is urging everyone, including other members of Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, not to be afraid of having the vaccination.
 
Virtual Community Event - Your Covid-19 Questions Answered
13 January 2021

A virtual community event will be held for people in Suffolk and north east Essex (postcode areas CO1-CO16) to put their questions about the COVID-19 pandemic to a panel of experts from local health and care services and community leaders.

 
Adult Carer Services – New Five - Year Contract Confirmed for Suffolk Family Carers
12 January 2021
A new era in services for carers in Suffolk begins from April 2021, with Suffolk Family Carers having been chosen to deliver a county-wide provision of support for adults, covering the next five years.
 
System launches new Covid-19 vaccination website
11 January 2021
A brand-new website has been launched which aims to offer residents of east and west Suffolk and north east Essex a single, comprehensive and accurate source of information about Covid-19 and vaccinations.
 
14 new COVID-19 sites go live across Suffolk and north east Essex
07 January 2021
The next wave of locations for Primary Care Network (PCN) vaccination sites have today been confirmed across the Suffolk and north east Essex Integrated Care System (ICS).
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