NHS staff working within the community will soon be able to help their patients access a wide range of additional health and social care support thanks to a new system designed by the voluntary sector to make it quicker and easier to share information.
Community health services in Suffolk have signed up to the ‘Warm Handover’ online referral system. It allows staff to make multiple referrals at the click of a button to any other organisation which is enrolled with the scheme, which includes the police, Suffolk Family Carers, Age UK Suffolk, Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Mind.
A new nurse leadership programme will help to keep talented healthcare professionals within the county and reduce some of the pressures currently faced by general practice, those behind the project have said.
Suffolk GP Federation has launched the course to help tackle ongoing issues around recruitment and retention in primary care.
A service in Suffolk which is helping and supporting people living with dementia won an award at the prestigious Health Service Journal Awards in London last night.
The Health Service Journal Awards have recognised, celebrated and promoted the finest achievements in the NHS for the last 36 years.
Local people joined professionals working in their community today, to celebrate the official launch of the Community Connector pilot scheme at Shotley Village Hall.
The pilot is part of Suffolk County Council’s work to join professionals working in health and social care with voluntary groups that provide direct support to promote social prescribing.
Care home residents in east and west Suffolk are set to benefit from a new Red Bag scheme which will help them receive quicker and more effective care should they need to go into hospital.
The red bag contains important medical information, medication and personal items. It is packed by care home staff and handed to the ambulance staff who then pass it on to the hospital staff on arrival.
Clinicians across Suffolk and north east Essex are launching a major public awareness 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 health complications such as blindness, kidney failure, stroke and loss of limbs.
Press release issued on behalf on NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney, NHS West Suffolk and NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk clinical commissioning groups
Joint press release from NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney, NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk and NHS West Suffolk clinical commissioning groups
“Both CCGs are committed to working with NSFT to respond to the findings of this CQC inspection report, which has identified shortcomings in specific areas and highlights that not enough improvements have not been made since the last inspection.
Health chiefs in Suffolk are reminding people to get a flu vaccination to ward off the worst effects of a potentially debilitating illness.
Parents of 2-3-year-olds are being encouraged to take their child to have a simple nasal spray vaccination at their GP surgery, while carers are also advised not to put off their free flu jab.
The combined quality and safety ratings of all 40 GP practices in the NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG (CCG) area are much better than the national average, according to the independent health regulator.
A new short film called Connect…the story so far highlights how public sector teams are working together to help make services simpler.
It’s good to share.
That’s one of the points GPs and health staff will be making as they take to the streets of east Suffolk next week as part of the annual Feet on the Street event.
The Hawthorn Drive GP Practice in Ipswich has been removed from special measures by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
The practice is now rated as Good – the same rating as around 80% of GP practices in England.
The hard work and dedication of NHS workers from Suffolk was recognised last week when the county’s clinical commissioners held their first ever staff awards.
More than 100 employees of the West Suffolk and Ipswich & East Suffolk clinical commissioning groups attended the awards presentation on Thursday.
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. There is a 70% or more probability of heatwave conditions between 12 noon on Saturday and 8.00 a.m. on Tuesday.
Infant Mental Health Awareness Week - 12 to 16 June
New mothers from across Suffolk will soon be able to get targeted help for severe post-natal depression and other complex mental health issues when Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) launches its new specialist perinatal service.