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New Year revellers urged to drink responsibly and stay safe

28 Dec 2017

Revellers across Colchester and Tendring are being urged to drink responsibly and to stay safe during their new year celebrations.  New Year’s Eve is traditionally one of the busiest times of the year for the local emergency services ...

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Local health and care services under significant pressure

28 Dec 2017

Health and care services across north east Essex are currently experiencing significant pressure, with unprecedented levels of demand for Accident and Emergency (A&E) and GP services. Clinicians at Colchester Hospital say they’re seeing many more patients than they have space ...

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GP services are likely to be very busy after Boxing Day, warn clinicians

22 Dec 2017

Clinicians across Colchester and Tendring are predicting GP services will be under significant pressure after Boxing Day as people return from their holiday and surgeries reopen after the Christmas break. They’re reminding local people about the importance ...

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Clinicians ask people not to go to A&E if they’re experiencing diarrhoea or vomiting

22 Dec 2017

Clinicians at the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are urging the public to help prevent the spread of the highly contagious diarrhoea and vomiting bug, Norovirus. Over recent days, there have been some cases confirmed ...

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More patient appointments across north east Essex this winter

20 Dec 2017

Clinicians across Colchester and Tendring are responding to calls from patients by improving access to local GP services this winter.  They have been working with practices to increase the number of appointments that will become available ...

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Patients with neurological long term conditions to have greater say in their health and wellbeing needs

15 Dec 2017

Patients across Colchester and Tendring with neurological long term conditions will soon be able to have more say in the way their healthcare and wellbeing needs are met. Clinicians at the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have ...

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CCG launches the Twelve Days of Christmas Wellbeing

13 Dec 2017

Clinicians at the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are today (13 December) launching an initiative aimed at highlighting ways people can stay safe and well in the lead up to Christmas. The Twelve Days of Christmas Wellbeing ...

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Clinicians issue further healthcare advice as winter continues to make its presence felt

11 Dec 2017

Clinicians at the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are urging people to continue to take extra care with further sleet, ice and freezing temperatures set to continue for today and tomorrow. They say the number of people ...

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How best to ensure a healthy festive period - Press release from Anglian Community Enterprise

11 Dec 2017

Common sense precautions should be followed to maximise the chances of you and your family enjoying a healthy Christmas and New Year and coping with the worst that winter may throw at us. That is the message from Dr ...

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Join us for the GP Commissioning Committee

8 Dec 2017

The next meeting in public of the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) GP Commissioning Committee will take place on Wednesday (13 December). Representatives from the CCG and NHS England will be attending – and members of the ...

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Clinicians urge local people to stock up on medication they are likely to need before Christmas

8 Dec 2017

Clinicians at North East Essex Clinical Commission Group (CCG) have today published details of pharmacies and dentists that will be open during the Christmas and new year bank holiday. They are also advising people to stock up on necessary ...

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Look out for vulnerable and elderly people as cold snap bites

29 Nov 2017

As the Met Office issues a cold weather warning for the next week, clinicians across north east Essex are encouraging people to look out for their elderly and vulnerable neighbours or relatives. They say people and those with long-term ...

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Join the CCG for the November Board meeting

23 Nov 2017

The Board of the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is due to meet in public next Tuesday (28th November 2017) in Harwich. Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting which will take place at ...

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Clinicians launch campaign to raise awareness of diabetes

14 Nov 2017

Clinicians across Suffolk and north east Essex are launching a campaign in order to improve awareness of diabetes. Around 48,000 people across the two areas currently live with the condition, which if not managed correctly can result in serious ...

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Clinicians visit communities to spread self care advice

10 Nov 2017

A team of clinicians and staff from North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be out and about next week sharing tips with local people on how they can further support themselves to stay well this winter.  Their ...

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CCG pleased with hospital CQC inspection report

2 Nov 2017

The Chief Officer at the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group, Sam Hepplewhite, has today welcomed the publication of a report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) which recommends that Colchester Hospital should be removed from special measures. She ...

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Freestyle Libre

2 Nov 2017

North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group does not support the prescribing of FreeStyle Libre® glucose monitoring system for use in diabetic patients as its place in therapy has not been finalised. The CCG will be carrying out a ...

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Local Audit (Auditor Resignation and Removal) Regulations 2014, Notice

1 Nov 2017

In compliance with the Local Audit (Auditor Resignation and Removal) Regulations 2014, please accept the following as notice that: NHS North East Essex CCG has accepted the attached notice of resignation from BDO LLP as local auditor ...

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New refurbished practice opens its doors to patients

23 Oct 2017

Thousands of patients are set to benefit from new and improved facilities after an old school building has been transformed in to a purpose built, modern GP practice near Colchester. The major refurbishment at Wivenhoe surgery in Philip Road ...

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Tips published for people with long term conditions on how to stay well over winter

20 Oct 2017

Clinicians across Colchester and Tendring have published some tips for local people living with long term conditions to stay well over winter. They relate to a range of conditions including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, heart failure and ...

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Clinicians remind local people to get their flu vaccination this winter

20 Oct 2017

People across north east Essex are being reminded to have their flu jabs, as figures reveal on average approximately 8,000 deaths occur each year across England and Wales because of flu related complications. Residents aged 65 and over, pregnant ...

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October Board meeting to be held in private

19 Oct 2017

Patients and the public across Colchester and Tendring are being advised that the next Board meeting of the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be held in private. It will take place at Aspen House, Stephenson Road, ...

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Members of the public urged to donate sight

12 Oct 2017

Staff at a Colchester hospital are supporting World Sight Day (12 Oct) by asking people in north east Essex to agree to donate their sight and help patients see again. There is currently a shortage of eye donors and ...

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Public Health England urges local people to take up flu vaccination

12 Oct 2017

Public Health England and the NHS’s joint Stay Well This Winter campaign launches today in Essex with the national flu vaccination programme now available nationwide to all eligible people, including 198,000 children in the county. The Stay Well This ...

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CCG supports this October's World Mental Health Day

9 Oct 2017

North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is marking this year’s World Mental Health Day by promoting mental wellbeing to its staff. This year’s theme is ‘mental health in the workplace’ and the CCG is supporting Time to Change, ...

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Film helps patients to help themselves

6 Oct 2017

Hospital patients in Colchester who have fallen or who are at risk of falling are being shown a special film made by a multidisciplinary team of staff. The aim of the film, which is just under 13 minutes long, ...

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Join us for the GP Commissioning Committee

3 Oct 2017

The next meeting in public of the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) GP Commissioning Committee will take place next Wednesday (11 October). Representatives from the CCG and NHS England will be attending – and you are welcome ...

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Clinicians urge smokers to stub out smoking this Stoptober

2 Oct 2017

Clinicians across north east Essex say there are strong health and financial benefits to stop smoking. It follows the launch of the Stoptober stop smoking campaign - the national 28 day challenge that takes place during October - which ...

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Staff in pyjamas launch campaign

27 Sep 2017

Staff at Colchester General Hospital wore their pyjamas to help launch an initiative to accelerate the recovery of patients in the hospital. They were showing their support for a campaign that started in New Zealand and which is rapidly ...

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Clinicians urge local people to get their flu vaccination

26 Sep 2017

Thousands of local people across Colchester and Tendring who are at a high risk of medical complications from contracting the flu virus are being offered free flu vaccination this autumn, as part of a NHS drive to minimise ...

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Join the CCG for the September Board meeting in public

21 Sep 2017

The NHS North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group will be holding its next Board meeting in Colchester on Tuesday 26th September at 14.30. All are welcome to join the CCG for the public section of this meeting. It is ...

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Join us for the GP Commissioning Committee

7 Sep 2017

The next meeting in public of the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) GP Commissioning Committee will take place on Wednesday (13 September). Representatives from the CCG and NHS England will be attending – and you are welcome ...

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Clinicians increase public awareness of early signs of dementia to ensure diagnosis and support

30 Aug 2017

Clinicians at the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are raising awareness of the early signs of dementia and the importance of getting early diagnosis by their GP.  They say detecting dementia early is important as some causes ...

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Pharmacy opening times over the bank holiday

22 Aug 2017

Clinicians across north east Essex have today published a list of pharmacies that will be open across Colchester and Tendring during bank holiday Monday 28th August.   Dr Prashant Arora, Clacton GP and elected member at the North East Essex ...

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Hospitals consider recommendation to form a single organisation

17 Aug 2017

ISSUED BY COLCHESTER HOSPITAL UNIVERSITY NHS FOUNDATION TRUST and THE IPSWICH HOSPITAL NHS TRUST The boards of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust and The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust will meet in public next week to make ...

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Join us for the GP Commissioning Committee

11 Aug 2017

The papers for the next meeting in public of our GP Commissioning Committee are now available online. Representatives from North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS England will be attending – and you are welcome to come along ...

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CCG seeks patients’ views on services at three practices in Clacton

1 Aug 2017

North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is seeking views from local people on the services they receive at Epping Close, Frinton Road and Green Elms GP practices in Clacton. The contract for services provided at these practices is ...

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Health chiefs welcome funding announcement for Clacton

21 Jul 2017

The Chief Officer at North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Sam Hepplewhite, has welcomed additional government funding to create a primary care hub in Clacton and says it will lead to improvements. The £1.5m investment will ...

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North East Essex CCG rated ‘good’ by NHS England assessment

21 Jul 2017

North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been rated ‘good’ by the NHS England annual assurance process, 12 months on from being hailed as ‘requiring improvement’. The CCG assurance process is designed to provide confidence to stakeholders and ...

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Join the CCG for the public July Board meeting

19 Jul 2017

The NHS North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group will be holding its next Board meeting in Colchester on Tuesday 25th July at 14.30. All are welcome to join the CCG for the public section of this meeting. It is ...

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CCG explores new ways to promote cervical screening awareness

12 Jul 2017

NHS North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is looking at alternative ways to encourage women to attend cervical screening appointments, following new research from University College London. The research suggests that over a quarter of women who do ...

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Join us for the GP Commissioning Committee

7 Jul 2017

The papers for the next meeting in public of our GP Commissioning Committee are now available online. Representatives from North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS England will be attending – and you are welcome to ...

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Local surgery tea parties prove a tonic for self-care in the community

4 Jul 2017

Something rather special is taking place at local surgery Creffield Medical Centre whose Patient Participation Group (PPG) has recently introduced regular tea parties and social events to support their patients. ...

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CCG decides to introduce a minor injury service across north east Essex

28 Jun 2017

The Board of the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has agreed to introduce a new minor injury service across Colchester and Tendring. The new clinical service would treat minor injuries in the community across Colchester and Tendring.  This ...

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Patients and public welcome to attend the CCG’s Board and Annual General Meetings

20 Jun 2017

Patients and the public across Colchester and Tendring are welcome to attend the CCG Board meeting and the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Both meetings will take place next Tuesday 27 ...

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CCG appoints Dr Hasan Chowhan as its new clinical chair

20 Jun 2017

Colchester GP, Dr Hasan Chowhan, has been appointed as the new clinical chair of North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Hasan was selected following a robust recruitment process involving senior members of the CCG and NHS England.  He ...

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Clinicians urge people to stay safe and well during expected heatwave

16 Jun 2017

A heatwave warning has been announced for Essex, leading to advice from health experts to help residents across Colchester and Tendring stay safe and well.                  The level two alert has been ...

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New dermatology service will be community based

16 Jun 2017

Clinicians at the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have said the new dermatology service, due to be launched next month, will be largely community based, making it easier for patients to access services. Earlier this year, the ...

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Join us for the GP commissioning committee

9 Jun 2017

The papers for the next meeting in public of our GP Commissioning Committee are now available online. Representatives from North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS England will be attending – and you are welcome to come along ...

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Beat the queues in A&E - The pharmacist will see you now

22 May 2017

Traffic on the roads on bank holidays is challenging and it can be just the same in A&E – so why not be smart and beat the queues in North East Essex by visiting your local pharmacist this ...

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Cyber Attack - Advice for Patients

15 May 2017

Cyber Attack - Advice for patients - Website A number of NHS organisations have been affected by a ransomware attack (an attack on the IT systems which support NHS services). This attack was not specifically targeted at the NHS ...

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Postponement of May Board meeting and AGM date confirmed

12 May 2017

Clinicians at the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) say it is with regret that the next Board meeting – originally planned for 30 May – will be rescheduled to 27 June 2017. The reason for this postponement ...

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Healthcare leaders mark International Nurses Day (12 May) by saying ‘thank you’

12 May 2017

The Chief Officer at the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group, Sam Hepplewhite, has expressed her gratitude on International Nurses Day to the thousands of nurses who work tirelessly for patients across Colchester and Tendring. The day long event ...

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CCG clinicians back Mental Health Awareness Week

9 May 2017

Mental health experts at the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are supporting a Wellbeing Day during Mental Health Awareness Week (8-14 May) in an effort to increase awareness about locally available services. Members of the public will ...

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Health leaders are urging people to talk about dying, death and bereavement

8 May 2017

St Helena Hospice and the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group are reminding local people about the importance of talking about what is important to you towards the end of life. Priorities about where care is given, ...

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Clinicians warn not to ignore symptoms of bowel cancer

17 Apr 2017

Clinicians at North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) say it’s vital that people who suspect they have bowel cancer get their symptoms checked out early.  Experts say the condition is the UK’s second biggest cancer disease killer, ...

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Clinicians remind local people not to forget to order their prescriptions in time for Easter and where to get the right help and advice

11 Apr 2017

Easter is almost here and it may be hard to think about anything but your holiday but Clinicians across north east Essex would like to remind local people to ensure their prescriptions have been ordered in time and ...

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Come and talk to us and help improve and shape local maternity services

6 Apr 2017

A local group made up of parents to be, mums and dads, carers, midwives, doctors and healthcare professionals and more, are looking for views and opinions of local parents around maternity services in north east Essex to support ...

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NHS ENGLAND PRESS RELEASE - NEXT STEPS ON THE FIVE YEAR FORWARD VIEW: NHS SETS OUT ACTION TO DELIVER NHS CARE FIT FOR THE FUTURE

31 Mar 2017

As the NHS approaches its 70th anniversary the health service has today published the plan setting out how it will deliver practical improvements in areas prized by patients and the public – cancer, mental health and GP access ...

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Board Meeting to be held in public – 28 March 2017

22 Mar 2017

North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be holding its next Board meeting in Frinton-on-Sea on Tuesday 28 March 2017. The meeting, which is held in public, will discuss key issues affecting the CCG. It will take place at ...

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Clinicians say ‘thank you’ to those who have participated in their urgent care review

2 Mar 2017

Clinicians at the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are thanking the thousands of local residents and stakeholders who have responded to their urgent care review. The period of engagement in which the CCG sought views on four ...

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Join us for the Primary Care Commissioning Committee

28 Feb 2017

The papers for the next meeting in public of our GP Commissioning Committee are now available online. Representatives from North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS England will be attending – and you are welcome to come along ...

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Less than one week to go until urgent care engagement closes

23 Feb 2017

Clinicians at the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are reminding local people there is less than one week left for residents to give their views on the way urgent care (out of hospital) services could be ...

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CCG appoints Concordia Specialist Care Services Ltd to provide dermatology services

15 Feb 2017

North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has awarded a contract to Concordia Specialist Care Services Ltd to provide dermatology services to patients across Colchester and Tendring. The contract will run for five years and nine months from 1 July ...

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Board Meeting to be held in public – 31 January 2017

27 Jan 2017

North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be holding its next Board meeting at its offices on Tuesday 31 January 2017. The meeting, which is held in public, will discuss key issues affecting the CCG. It will take place ...

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New campaign CCG promote the new ‘Your NHS and what it costs’ campaign

19 Jan 2017

The CCG have today launched a new poster campaign advising people the average costs associated with using local NHS services. The campaign, which is based on a nationally produced poster from the Choose Well campaign, aims to educate and ...

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Health experts advise people to stay well and keep warm during cold snap

12 Jan 2017

Clinicians are reminding people across Colchester and Tendring about the importance of keeping warm this winter. Their renewed message comes as forecasters warn of a dip in temperature tonight (12 January) and tomorrow morning.  Health experts are urging elderly and ...

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Have your say on the future of minor injury units and Walk in Centre across Colchester and Tendring

3 Jan 2017

Local people are being asked to have their say on the future of the Minor Injury Units at Clacton and Harwich and the Walk in Centre in Colchester. A period of engagement starts tomorrow (4 January) lasting until 1 ...

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More support for expectant or new mums announced

2 Dec 2016

Pregnant women and new mothers across Essex with mental health problems are to receive more care and support, thanks to plans drawn up by local clinicians. New funding has been made available that will see the creation of an ...

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Board Meeting to be held in public 29 November 2016

23 Nov 2016

North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be holding its next Board meeting in Clacton on Tuesday 29 November 2016. The meeting, which is held in public, will discuss key issues affecting the CCG. It will take place at ...

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Publication of sustainability and transformation plan

17 Nov 2016

A bold plan on how all organisations involved in health and social care can work together differently across east and west Suffolk and north east Essex is being published today. The NHS and social care have developed a large ...

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Clinicians decide to decommission Vision Training Clinic

20 Oct 2016

Clinicians at the North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have decided to decommission the Vision Training Clinic at Essex County Hospital in Colchester. Clinical Director at the CCG, Dr Hasan Chowhan, said: “We recognise that the clinic is ...

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Stay Well This Winter – Book your flu vaccination

18 Oct 2016

Clinicians at North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group have published details of flu clinics across Colchester and Tendring in a bid to get the most vulnerable people vaccinated against the virus. The vaccine is available every year on the ...

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Clinicians remind local people not to suffer in silence on World Mental Health Day

10 Oct 2016

Clinicians at North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are urging local people to use the free and confidential Health in Mind service to speak about their worries if they are struggling to cope. Their message falls on World ...

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