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The NHS in Suffolk spent £3,417,719 on prescribing for all these conditions in 2015/16.


Don't rush to A&E with minor illness or injury. Instead call NHS 111 for advice, open 24/7 #SuffolKNHS https://t.co/KVl2UQBxuC
Tue 27 Sep 2016  20:25
Vacancy for @IESCCG @NHSWSCCG Governing Body lay member https://t.co/jxqVTDgF6u
Tue 27 Sep 2016  16:15
Decisions on IVF services in Suffolk deferred until next year after public feedback https://t.co/msdtN7ez5C
Tue 27 Sep 2016  15:29
RT @NHSChoices: Sitting all day can take its toll. These back exercises from @darebees are designed to help reduce lower back pain: https:/…
Tue 27 Sep 2016  15:25
Date for diary - next @IESCCG Governing Body meeting in public is on 22 Nov, Riverside Centre, Stratford St Andrew https://t.co/VzOeamXjkQ
Tue 27 Sep 2016  15:25
If you've got parents aged 65 or over check that they have contacted their GP practice to arrange a free flu jab. https://t.co/rGRw9GUrGn
Tue 27 Sep 2016  15:20
If you've got toothache - see a dentist. GPs and A&E don't do teeth. Call NHS 111 to find dentist nearest to you. #SuffolkNHS
Tue 27 Sep 2016  14:48
Listen to @StephenFoz interview @IESCCG Barbara McLean on deferral of decisions on IVF and MVA, just after 5pm… https://t.co/8TuH82Zr4U
Tue 27 Sep 2016  14:27
@Town102 has just interviewed @IESCCG chief nurse Barbara McLean on deferral of decisions on IVF and MVA proposals… https://t.co/Hix3gfgUf0
Tue 27 Sep 2016  14:24
Listen out @IESCCG chief nurse Barbara McLean interview tonight at 5.05pm @BBCRadioSuffolk talking about IVF and MV… https://t.co/CxAMpN4vj5
Tue 27 Sep 2016  12:27
Dr Mark Shenton closed the formal section of the governing body meeting. The next one is in November near Saxmundham.
Tue 27 Sep 2016  11:54
We are £450,000 under budget for prescribing, also partly because of the public through our #thinkpharmacist campaign and partners.
Tue 27 Sep 2016  11:10
Dr David Egan told members about family doctors successful work to reduce their spending on drugs and treatments @IESCCG #thinkpharmacist
Tue 27 Sep 2016  11:07
Patient care experiences can be improved with better technology. Members heard about our plans for #Suffolkdigital to improve this.
Tue 27 Sep 2016  10:57
@IESCCG Governing Body members defer decisions on proposals to reduce IVF and MVA services https://t.co/aKCHfcuo7N https://t.co/nLat52Whew
Tue 27 Sep 2016  10:50
@IESCCG Governing Body members have deferred decisons on proposals to reduce access to IVF and MVA services… https://t.co/aW0EhJS4Pz
Tue 27 Sep 2016  10:39
Do your bit to look after you and yours by buying your medicine over the counter from the pharmacy#Thinkpharmacist https://t.co/flQQpIHaLP
Tue 27 Sep 2016  10:25
Members deferred the decision on services for people who are marginalised and vulnerable, but work will start with partners.
Tue 27 Sep 2016  9:41
Services for those people with complex problems needs to be solved as a system. Strategic working is needed with good financial management.
Tue 27 Sep 2016  9:36
On vulnerable people, chief nurse Barbara McLean outlined that there is a need for the system to link better highlighted by public opinion.
Tue 27 Sep 2016  9:28


IESCCG - Decision to defer on proposals
Today (27 September) Governing Body members of NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group decided to defer the decisions on proposals to reduce access to IVF services and re-focus services delivered to marginalised and vulnerable adults.  more>
NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG - meetings in public
A meeting in public of the Governing Body of NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group will take place on Tuesday 27 September from 9.00 a.m.  more>
All your health and wellbeing questions answered
A health and wellbeing awareness event is set to take place in Ipswich which will support local people to access the right health services for their needs and help them live happy and healthy lives.  more>
Get protected with a flu vaccination
Even though we’ve just said goodbye to the summer holidays, GPs are encouraging eligible people to contact their GP practice to arrange their free winter flu vaccination.  more>
Heatwave health advice
Keep cool and safe over the next few days.
This advice comes as The Met Office has issued a Level 2 heatwave alert, with a 70% probability of heatwave conditions this week in the east of England. Tuesday and Wednesday are predicted to be the hottest days, with warm and humid nights.

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Think Pharmacist

Think Pharmacist

Your local pharmacist is a great source of free confidential help and advice. more>
Flu clinics

Flu clinics

If you're at risk of complications from flu, make sure you have your annual flu vaccine available from September onwards more>
Persistent coughing?

Persistent coughing?

Find out why it's important to call your GP if you've had a cough for three weeks or  more>
Governing Body meeting

Governing Body meeting

The next Governing Body meeting takes place on Tuesday 27 September 2016. Come along and get involved with Your NHS. more>
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