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Hop to your pharmacy this Easter
12 April 2017
If you’re feeling unwell this Easter, why not hop over to your local pharmacy and have a rabbit with the pharmacist? The pharmacist could offer you 'eggsactly' the help and advice you need to get better.
 
Bowel Cancer Awareness Week
06 April 2017
Local GP Dr Pete Holloway is the CCG's lead for cancer and to coincide with Bowel Cancer Awareness Week, he has written a blog about the importance of screening in order to catch the disease early. Read here
 
111 Online service piloted in Suffolk
03 April 2017
An online version of the NHS 111 service is being trialled across Suffolk as part of a study into how technology can improve patient access to non-emergency healthcare.
 
New mums in Suffolk encouraged to Breastfeed with the help of online Chatbot
23 March 2017
Public Health England campaign launches to improve breastfeeding rates as 52.6% of Suffolk mums do not breastfeed 6-8 weeks after birth.
 
Meetings in public
21 March 2017
A meeting in public of the Governing Body of NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group will take place on Tuesday 28 March from 9.00 a.m.
 
New campaign sheds light on suicide
10 March 2017
A new countywide campaign that aims to prevent suicide in Suffolk is taking a new approach to this devastating issue. Suffolk Life Savers is a response to the estimated 60 people who take their own lives in the county every year, calling on people to play their part by pledging to support the campaign.
 
Suffolk residents invited to ‘come along for the stride’
09 March 2017
This year, the Suffolk Walking Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary and it promises to be bigger and better than ever before.
 
Falling over for a drink
08 March 2017
Older people are much more vulnerable to dehydration, leading to an increased risk of falling. During National Hydration Week (13 - 19 March) older people, their families and carers are being encouraged to look out for the signs and symptoms of dehydration
 
Latest Engage newsletter published
24 February 2017
Our latest newsletter is packed with news and events. Take a look!
 
Open the bag and look inside
16 February 2017
A new campaign launched by NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk and NHS West Suffolk clinical commissioning groups is encouraging people who get prescription medicine to open their prescription bag at the pharmacy counter or in front of the delivery driver, and hand back anything they don’t need.
 
Dementia Together - New service to help people with dementia live well for longer
15 February 2017
People with dementia will be able to access the right information and support in the community to help them live well with the condition from its early stages until the end of life when a new specialist service launches in east and west Suffolk this spring.
 
Members wanted for Community Engagement Partnership
10 February 2017
Do you have a passion for improving healthcare services in east Suffolk? If you do, then you are encouraged to apply to join the NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Community Engagement Partnership (CEP).
 
Our young people are the future
08 February 2017
Young people in east Suffolk have a fantastic opportunity this half term to talk with experts and learn more about health, wellbeing and lifestyle issues that matter to them.
 
Patients can play a key role in taking pressure off GP services
27 January 2017
A short film has been produced which aims to encourage people in Suffolk to do their bit to help take the strain off local NHS services by making greater use of their local pharmacies.
 
Decisions made on IVF and MVA services
24 January 2017
The views of local people have helped health commissioners make their decisions following a major engagement exercise over last summer.
 
Continued improvement at Hawthorn Drive GP Practice
19 January 2017
A GP practice in east Suffolk has committed to improve the services it provides following concerns raised in an inspection report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
 
Meetings in public - NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG
17 January 2017
A meeting in public of the Governing Body of NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group will take place on Tuesday 24 January from 9.00 a.m.
 
Latest CCG newsletter for young people published today
16 January 2017
The latest YEAH! newsletter designed by and for young people, has been published today. It includes advice for young people about staying well in cold weather, coping with bereavement and advice about careers in the NHS. The newsletter is available on the CCG website and distributed via local secondary schools.
 
Latest Flood Information from Suffolk Resilience Forum
13 January 2017
The Suffolk Resilience Forum is continuing to urge residents and businesses in coastal areas of Suffolk to be prepared as severe flood warnings are issued for the east coast.
 
National Obesity Awareness Week
09 January 2017
This week is National Obesity Awareness Week (9 Jan - 15 Jan). In Suffolk, we have a huge problem with the incidence of obesity being higher than any borough in London. The numbers have trebled in the last 25 years and is reaching epidemic proportions. Dr Chris Rufford is a local GP in Suffolk with a special interest in diet and fitness. Read his latest blog here
 
Suffolk Sport launch 'Active Lunch Challenge'
06 January 2017
Suffolk Sport are inviting people across Suffolk to take part in the 'Workplace Challenge'. The aim of the programme is to promote sport, physical activity and health improvements across the UK's workplaces.
 
New Change4Life campaign focuses on children’s sugar intake
04 January 2017
Public Health England has unveiled its new Change4Life campaign encouraging parents to ‘Be Food Smart’, as new figures show children are consuming half their daily recommended sugar intake before they get to school in the morning. The campaign aims to give parents the opportunity to take more control of their children’s diets, and includes the launch of a new a app to highlight how much sugar, saturated fat and salt can be found in everyday food and drink.
 
Keeping healthy during the cold weather
28 December 2016
The Met Office has issued a Level 3 cold weather alert across the East of England, meaning there is a 90% probability of severe cold weather between now and Friday this week.
 
Helping cancer patients get a faster diagnosis
21 December 2016
Ipswich Hospital has become one of just five trusts from across the country to take part in a new pilot designed to improve cancer care by speeding up diagnosis.
 
Public Notice on Appointment of a Local External Auditor
19 December 2016
Following changes to the local external audit arrangements in the Local Accountability Act 2014, CCGs need to procure and locally appoint their own auditors for 2017/18 and subsequent years.
 
Healthcare options this festive season
15 December 2016
With Christmas fast approaching local people are being reminded of the healthcare options available over the festive season.
 
Official opening for town's newest medical centre
07 December 2016
The official opening of Two Rivers Medical Centre in Ipswich, which was formed by the merger of the Lattice Barn Surgery and Woodbridge Road Medical Centre, will take place on Wednesday 14 December.
 
Suffolk NHS 111 service receives high praise
06 December 2016
The team which runs the NHS 111 service across Suffolk has been highly praised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), with its leadership classed as ‘Outstanding’.
 
Kidney disease or long-term health condition? Get flu protected
29 November 2016
As Christmas approaches, the flu season begins to take hold, particularly when the temperature drops and winter illnesses circulate.  That’s why local GPs are reminding those with kidney disease and other long-term health conditions to have their free flu vaccination, if they haven’t already.
 
Christmas Fair at Chantry Walled Garden project
21 November 2016
ActivLives Chantry Walled Garden is holding a Christmas Coffee Morning and plant sale on Thursday 1 December 2016 from 10.30am until 2.30pm.
 
Take care, not antibiotics
17 November 2016
Antibiotics are not a miracle cure for winter coughs, colds and sore throats so please don’t ask your GP to prescribe them.
 
Publication of sustainability and transformation plan
17 November 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.
 
Promoting harm free care in Suffolk care homes
15 November 2016
An event on Wednesday (16 November) will offer care home staff and service providers more support to help them deliver safe and effective care to all their residents.
 
Latest newsletter is published
11 November 2016
The latest edition of Engage, the NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group newsletter, has just been published.
 
Supporting Self Care Week 2016
11 November 2016
GPs at NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk and NHS West Suffolk clinical commissioning groups are supporting Self Care Week 2016, which runs from 14 - 20 November.
 
Are you prepared for driving at night?
11 November 2016
Eye health and care specialists across East Anglia are urging all drivers to take extra care after this weekend as the clocks change and the nights draw in.
 
Keeping well during the cold winter months
03 November 2016
Local GPs are encouraging people to be aware of the dangers of cold weather and to be prepared.
 
Care home residents and staff urged to prepare for flu season
02 November 2016
Residents and staff in care homes in east and west Suffolk are being encouraged to get their flu vaccination to avoid being struck down with flu this winter. As winter approaches and coughs, colds and flu start to circulate in the community, it is important to keep ourselves healthy and well. This is particularly important for those living and working in care homes.
 
Stay Well This Winter launch with flu vaccination programme
19 October 2016
Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England are launching a major campaign to help children and the vulnerable stay well over the winter months. The Stay Well This Winter campaign (SWTW) launched on 12 October 2016 with the biggest ever flu vaccination programme in England for children.
 
Newsletter for Young People published
16 October 2016
The CCG working with our Youth Engagement and Health (YEAH!) Forum have developed a newsletter aimed specifically at young people. It includes health and wellbeing advice as well as updates about what the YEAH! group is all about. Find out more!
 
The eyes have it
13 October 2016
An east Suffolk mobile NHS health service which provides care closer to home for elderly patients with poor vision has been awarded another prestigious accolade.
 
Disability Focus event
13 October 2016
Members of the public are invited to take part in a day of lively discussion and debate about disability in Suffolk.
 
Suffolk Lives Matter
07 October 2016
In Suffolk, the latest data shows that around 60 people die by suicide each year. Each death represents a tragic human cost and has a devastating impact on family, friends, work colleagues and many others. Health and wellbeing partners in Suffolk have come together with an aspiration to reduce the number of suicides in Suffolk with the launch of Suffolk Lives Matter: A Suicide Prevention Strategy.
 
National recognition for partnership working
05 October 2016
A partnership project which is delivering improved health and social care and reduced the number of unnecessary hospital admissions has been shortlisted for a national award.
 
Top award for inspirational GP practice manager
30 September 2016
Sarah Lindsay, practice manager at Framlingham Medical Practice, has been awarded the Practice Manager of the Year 2016 accolade by The Royal College of General Practitioners East Anglia Faculty. This award recognises her outstanding contribution to improving primary care services.
 
Protect your child from flu
29 September 2016
GPs in east and west Suffolk and health professionals at Public Health Suffolk are urging parents to make sure their children have a nasal flu vaccination to ensure they are protected for the winter months.
 
IESCCG - Decision to defer on proposals
27 September 2016
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.
 
NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG - meetings in public
20 September 2016
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.
 
All your health and wellbeing questions answered
16 September 2016
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.
 
Get protected with a flu vaccination
13 September 2016
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.
 
Heatwave health advice
12 September 2016
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.
 
Healthwatch Suffolk calls for your stories of care in the county
12 September 2016
Healthwatch Suffolk has launched a new campaign called “#NHSSelfieStars” asking for feedback from people about their use of local health and social care services. It wants to celebrate what is good about services and highlight where things could be better.
 
Final chance to give your views
07 September 2016
People have until this Friday 9 September to have their say on two money-saving proposals put forward by the NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk and NHS West Suffolk clinical commissioning groups (the CCGs).
 
More people to receive help as new-look service launches
01 September 2016
More people with common mental health problems will receive help to overcome anxiety, stress or depression thanks to an innovative new-look wellbeing service launched by Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) today (1 September).
 
New look wellbeing service ready to launch
25 August 2016
​People from across Suffolk will be able to get easier access to help for anxiety, stress and depression along with advice to safeguard their wellbeing when a new-look service launches next month.
 
Heatwave health advice
23 August 2016
Keep cool and safe over the next few days and nights.
This advice comes as The Met Office has issued a Level 3 heatwave alert, with a 90% possibility of heatwave conditions for the east between 12 noon on Tuesday 23 August and 9 a.m. on Friday 25 August.
 
Tell us how the NHS can save money
22 August 2016
Local GPs and health care staff will be out and about across east Suffolk on Tuesday 30 August, asking for views on how the NHS can save money.
 
Give us your views on NHS proposals
22 August 2016
People have until 9 September to give their views on proposals that could save money and help ensure a sustainable future for the NHS in east and west Suffolk.
 
Bank holiday weekend health advice
22 August 2016
With the bank holiday weekend approaching, GPs in east and west Suffolk are reminding people that the right help is available to deal with injury and illness.
 
Learn more about NHS Continuing Healthcare
17 August 2016
An event to raise awareness of NHS Continuing Healthcare and personal health budgets is being held in Woodbridge on 1 September.
 
CCG Engage newsletter published
05 August 2016
The latest edition of Engage, the NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group newsletter, has just been published 
 
How you can help the NHS in Suffolk save money
03 August 2016
Suffolk health chiefs are urging people to buy their own treatments after they spent £3.4 million on “wasted medicines” in the past year.
 
Suffolk Libraries seek feedback on mental health service
03 August 2016
Suffolk libraries are asking people for views on their Mental Health and Wellbeing Information Service. You don’t have to have experienced a mental health issue or have used the service to give your feedback or views. The survey is open until September; click on the above link.
 
Proposed changes to health services – give your views
19 July 2016
Local people are being invited to have their say on proposed changes to health services in east and west Suffolk.
 
Award for improved diabetes services
07 July 2016
An east Suffolk project which has successfully improved Type 2 diabetes care has been awarded national recognition.
 
Have your say on east Suffolk health issues
05 July 2016
People in east Suffolk are invited to attend a meeting to discuss local healthcare issues and have their say on how health services in the area are commissioned.
 
Getting a grip on finances
01 July 2016
Health commissioners in east and west Suffolk are highlighting a potentially serious financial shortfall in the health economy.
 
Supporting healthy living in Leiston
24 June 2016
Helping people to live a healthier and happier life is the aim of an event happening in Leiston next week.
 
Charities receive a boost to support young people in Suffolk
21 June 2016
22 charities will be meeting today (Tuesday 21 June 2016) to receive grant funding totalling over £278,000 from the Suffolk Community Foundation.  The charities will also sign up to an innovative new research project being run by University Campus Suffolk (UCS) to ascertain the impact of their work in the county.
 
Health and Wellbeing Suffolk - Learning and development opportunities
20 June 2016
New learning and development opportunities have been launched for those working to support our children and young people with their emotional and mental wellbeing.
 
Two Rivers Medical Centre - Countdown to the move
16 June 2016
Two Rivers are now very close to the move into their new purpose built medical centre. The project is officially running to time so at the moment they aim to start seeing patients in the new building from Monday 11 July. 
 
Did you enter our competition at this year's Suffolk Show?
09 June 2016
The CCG was again at the Suffolk Show in 2016 alongside our colleagues from Suffolk County Council where we launched our new campaign: How to manage your conditions and help the NHS. As part of the launch we held a competition asking the question: "How much did the Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG spend on prescribing painkillers in 2015/16 that could have been purchased over the counter?"  There were three options: A: £765,770  B: £801,227  C: £848,065
The correct answer is: C: £848,065.
 
Improved wellbeing for care home residents
07 June 2016
A newly established East Suffolk Care Homes Forum is aiming to improve the health and wellbeing of residents of the area’s 104 care homes.
 
High pollen count - hay fever advice
06 June 2016
The Met Office is predicting a high pollen count over the coming week, which could mean a miserable time for those affected by hay fever. It is estimated that over 10 million people in the country suffer from hay fever and it affects people of all ages.
 
It's National Patient Participation Group Awareness Week
06 June 2016
National​ PPG Awareness Week runs from 6 to 11 June 2016. It aims to promote the role and benefits of Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) to patients, the public and health professionals, to create more understanding of the value of true patient participation and also to promote the support available from N.A.P.P. (The National Association for Patient Participation). You can find out more on the NAPP website.
 
Families affected by poor mental health team up with experts to launch ground-breaking online portal
03 June 2016
Developed with families, for families, a new site to transform mental health support for those in difficulty and crisis has been launched recently. MindEd is a pioneering website which contains a wealth of e-learning resources, developed to give anyone who comes into contact with children and young people the skills to identify and better support child they suspect to have a mental health condition.
 
NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG annual report and accounts
27 May 2016
NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has published its annual report and accounts for 2015/16.
This third annual report demonstrates the performance of the CCG over the last twelve months. It sets out the achievements and where the CCG has seen improvements in the health services provided.
The report is in three sections: a performance report, an accountability report and the financial statement and notes.
The CCG is the clinician-led organisation which, since 1 April 2013, has been responsible for buying-in and managing most local healthcare services for the population of Ipswich and east Suffolk.
 
Working together for a sustainable NHS
24 May 2016
Health commissioners and hospitals have agreed a new way of working to help deliver a more sustainable short and long term financial future for the NHS in east and west Suffolk.
 
Bank holiday weekend health advice
23 May 2016
With the bank holiday weekend approaching, GPs in east and west Suffolk are reminding people that the right help is available to deal with injury and illness.
 
State-of-the-art new cancer centre welcomes its first patients
20 May 2016
Ipswich Hospital's new £4.7m cancer centre opened its doors to its first patients on Monday 16 May 2016.
 
Workforce training to support emotional wellbeing
19 May 2016
The specialist training being provided to the Suffolk workforce, parents and carers to help them support the emotional wellbeing needs of our young people is being highlighted during this week’s Mental Health Awareness Week (16 – 22 May).
 
Ipswich Hospital boss appointed chief executive of Colchester Hospital
18 May 2016
The boss of Ipswich Hospital has been appointed as the new chief executive of Colchester Hospital, it has been announced. Nick Hulme will carry out both roles as the two hospitals “accelerate” a new partnership formed in a bid to improve patient outcomes and secure financial stability.
 
Supporting Dementia Awareness Week
17 May 2016
During Dementia Awareness Week 2016 (15 – 22 May), Suffolk County Council and NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk and NHS West Suffolk clinical commissioning groups are promoting a number of events across the county to show that life doesn't end with the diagnosis of dementia.
 
Additional support for Suffolk's young people
17 May 2016
More online resources are now available to support the emotional health and wellbeing of young people in Suffolk.
 
NHS patient partnership event in east Suffolk
16 May 2016
Local people are being encouraged to come along to the first-ever patient partnership conference being hosted by NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (IESCCG).
 
New appointment for Suffolk health commissioners
12 May 2016
NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk and NHS West Suffolk clinical commissioning groups have announced Dr Ed Garratt as their new chief officer.
 
NHS Ipswich & East Suffolk CCG - meetings in public
10 May 2016
A meeting in public of the Governing Body of NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group will take place on Tuesday 17 May from 9.15 a.m.
 
IESCCG - Latest newsletter is published
29 April 2016
The latest edition of Engage, the NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group newsletter, has just been published. Highlights include:
-Plans for emotional wellbeing support for children and young people and their families
-New-look mental health service 
-New healthy living provider OneLife Suffolk
plus great advice on dealing with hay fever and self care advice for this month's bank holiday weekends.
Do please pass on to your family, friends and colleagues.
 
Physical Activity Survey for Public Health Suffolk
28 April 2016
Public Health Suffolk is conducting a survey to identify the current level of physical activity amongst adults and children throughout the county. Follow the link to take the short survey.
 
May bank holiday health advice
26 April 2016
The early May bank holiday weekend is fast approaching and many people are looking forward to spending time with family and friends and hopefully enjoying some good weather.
 
Everything you need to know about health
26 April 2016
A health roadshow is set to support people from all backgrounds to access the right health services for their needs and help them live happy and healthy lives.
 
Industrial action by junior doctors
22 April 2016
Hospitals and GP surgeries across east and west Suffolk are preparing for the impact of industrial action by junior doctors between 8 am - 5 pm on Tuesday 26 April and 8 am -5 pm on Wednesday 27 April.
 
New Healthy Lifestyles Service comes to Suffolk
21 April 2016
A new integrated healthy lifestyle service, OneLife Suffolk, is now available across the county. 
 
NHS England backs general practice with a multi-billion transformation plan
21 April 2016
The head of NHS England has set out a multi-billion plan designed to get general practice back on its feet, improve patient care and access, and invest in new ways of providing primary care.
 
Statement- Temporary patient list closure at Ipswich GP practices
18 April 2016
CCG Statement regarding temporary patient list closure at Ipswich GP practices
 
Avoiding the misery of hay fever
12 April 2016
At least one in five people in the UK suffer from hay fever and for those who do the coming months could be a miserable time.
 
East Anglia Diabetic Eye Screening Programme
08 April 2016
The East Anglia Diabetic Eye Screening Programme is provided by Health Intelligence after they were awarded the contract by NHS England Midlands and East (East) to continue provision of the service from 1 April 2016. 
 
Improved primary care mental health service
06 April 2016
The contract to deliver an enhanced mental health wellbeing service in east and west Suffolk has been awarded to Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT).
 
Preparations for industrial action by junior doctors
04 April 2016
Hospitals and GP surgeries across east and west Suffolk are preparing for the impact of industrial action by junior doctors from 8am on Wednesday 6 April to 8am on Friday 8 April.
 
Community health service contract extended
01 April 2016
The contract to deliver community health services in east and west Suffolk has been extended until September 2017.
 
Learn more about NHS Continuing Healthcare and personal health budgets
30 March 2016
An event to raise awareness of NHS Continuing Healthcare and personal health budgets is being held in Felixstowe on Thursday 7 April.
 
Be prepared for the Easter holidays
21 March 2016
Now is the time to prepare and be ready.
 
New Eatwell Guide illustrates a healthy, balanced diet
18 March 2016
Following this week's launch of the new Eatwell Guide by Public Health England (PHE), a healthy diet should now include more fruit, vegetables and starchy carbohydrates and have fewer sugary foods and drinks.
 
Work of young people recognised nationally
16 March 2016
The work being done by a group of young people from east Suffolk to increase awareness of health issues has been recognised nationally.
 
IESCCG - meetings in public
15 March 2016
A meeting in public of the Governing Body of NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group will take place on Tuesday 22 March from 9.15 a.m.
 
Syrian Refugees
02 March 2016
As part of the Government’s Syrian Vulnerable Person Scheme, Suffolk’s Public Sector Leaders have unanimously agreed in October 2015 to take up to 200 Syrian refugees over the next five years. Those coming to Suffolk and across the UK are those at severe risk of harm or death. Plans are in place to bring 20,000 refugees to the UK via the scheme.
 
Zika virus mosquito bite advice for travellers
22 February 2016
In many tropical countries, mosquitoes can spread diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, West Nile, malaria, yellow fever and Zika. Here are five simple rules you should follow to reduce your risk of infections spread by mosquitoes.
 
Mental Health Taskforce
17 February 2016
The Mental Health Taskforce has published its Five Year Forward View with recommendations for changing and developing mental health care across the NHS. It calls for £1 billion investment to help over a million more people to access the services they need.
 
IESCCG publish latest newsletter
12 February 2016
The latest edition of Engage, the newsletter from the NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group, has just been published. It's packed with great articles and highlights include:
-Patients will be able to view detailed information in their online GP records
-Local GP practice is rated outstanding
-Extra emotional wellbeing support will be offered to young people and their families
-Plus lots of news from our health partners across east Suffolk

Read the newsletter at the above link.
Do please pass on to your colleagues, family and friends.
 
Preparations for industrial action by doctors
08 February 2016
Hospitals and GP surgeries across east and west Suffolk are preparing for the impact of industrial action by junior doctors on Wednesday 10 February.
 
Improved stroke care - in and out of hospital
28 January 2016
First class stroke care is being delivered across east and west Suffolk, according to an independent report from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).
 
Don't give up on your healthy resolutions
22 January 2016
A healthy living event in Stowmarket is set to give new motivation and encouragement to those people who may already have ditched the resolutions they made earlier this month.
 
Junior doctors' strike action suspended
20 January 2016
The 48-hour junior doctors' strike due to start next Tuesday in England has been called off by the British Medical Association
 
Cold weather alert - update
19 January 2016
There is a 99% probability of severe cold weather from Tuesday 19 Jan to Friday 22 Jan in parts of England.
 
IESCCG - meetings in public
19 January 2016
Two meeting in public will take place on Tuesday 26 January. The NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG Governing Body will meet from 9.15am and the Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG/NHS England Joint Commissioning Committee will meet from 2pm.
 
GP Practice is Rated Outstanding
15 January 2016
The Peninsula GP Practice in Alderton has been rated “Outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in its latest round of inspections.
 
High level of patient satisfaction in Suffolk
15 January 2016
People across east and west Suffolk have reported a high level of satisfaction with their local GP practice, according to the latest independent national GP Patient survey data.
 
Stay well during the cold weather
14 January 2016
The Met Office has issued a Level 3 cold weather alert across the East of England, meaning there is a 90% probability of severe cold weather between Thursday 14th and Tuesday 19th January.
 
Preparations for industrial action
11 January 2016
Hospitals and GP surgeries across east and west Suffolk are preparing for the impact of industrial action by junior doctors tomorrow (Tuesday 12 January).
 
Changes to gluten-free products on prescription
05 January 2016
Gluten-free products on prescription for people aged 19 years and over are being withdrawn in east and west Suffolk later this month.
 
Walk the planet and make a world of difference for your local hospice
04 January 2016
This New Year take on a new challenge for your local hospice and Walk the Planet! St Elizabeth Hospice is asking local people to join them for a virtual challenge to walk around the world in 180 days. 
 
Dementia awareness event in Felixstowe
18 May 2016
People living with dementia or are a carer or family member of someone who is, are invited to a dementia awareness day event being held in Felixstowe on Friday 20 May.
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