Patients who have had a suspected stroke can now be assessed by a specialist consultant in the comfort of their own home following the launch of a first-of-its-kind pilot which is using technology to improve care.
The pioneering initiative allows specially-trained paramedics from the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) to use a secure video conferencing app to liaise with an expert stroke consultant from Ipswich Hospital in cases where a diagnosis is not clear.
The drive to prevent ill health and support our local communities through better joined-up health and social care services has been given a major cash boost.
Almost £5 million is being given to 46 individual projects run by voluntary, community and public sector organisations across east and west Suffolk.
A meeting in public of the Governing Body of NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group will take place on Tuesday September 25 from 9.00 a.m. Come along to this meeting to learn more about health services in the Ipswich and east Suffolk area.
To mark World Suicide Prevention Day, Suffolk’s suicide prevention steering group has today announced it will be launching a new service to support individuals, families and others bereaved by suicide.
The 12-month pilot service will be joint funded by Suffolk County Council (SCC) Public Health and Ipswich & East Suffolk and West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). The total funding for the service is £30,000, with Suffolk County Council providing £22,000 and CCGs funding £8,000.
A series of sessions are being held this month to gather people’s views on improving speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) services for Suffolk’s children and young people.
More than 10% of children and young people have long-term SLCN, which create barriers to communication or learning in everyday life. Only 20% of pupils with SLCN gained grade 4/c or above in English and Maths at GCSE, compared with 64% of all pupils.
GPs in east and west Suffolk are encouraging people to prepare for the August bank holiday weekend. GP practices will be closed on Monday August 27.
The Annual Members' Meeting of GP practice members of NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group, to approve the CCG's annual accounts 2017/18, will take place on Thursday September 13 from 3.45 – 4.15 p.m. at:
Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich IP3 8UH
Next week’s meeting in public of the Governing Body of NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (IESCCG) will include a celebration of the NHS’s 70th birthday, involving younger and older members of our community.
Issued on behalf of Framlingham Medical Practice
Work is set to begin later this month on improved facilities at Framlingham Medical Practice in east Suffolk.
The 28-week expansion and improvement project will enable the practice to employ additional health care staff, offer extra services and meet the increasing demand for primary care services in the area.
The NHS organisations responsible for commissioning health care services in east and west Suffolk have been highly rated for their performance and patient care.
In the latest annual national assessments by NHS England for 2017/18, NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (IESCCG) has been rated ‘outstanding’ and NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (WSCCG) has been rated ‘good’.
PEOPLE living in east and west Suffolk are being urged to have their say about local mental health services as part of a unique engagement opportunity.
The NHS Ipswich & East Suffolk and NHS West Suffolk clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) want to transform the way mental health provision is delivered across the county.
Issued on behalf of Wickham Market Medical Centre
Local people are being thanked for supporting last week’s (June 14) National Dementia Cupcake Day event which was held at Wickham Market Medical Centre and its branch surgery at Rendlesham.
A total of £820.00 was raised for the Alzheimer’s Society from the sale of delicious cupcakes which were baked by members of the centre’s staff and Patient Participation Group, and raffle prizes which were donated by generous local businesses.
Healthcare professionals in Suffolk are being urged to read a new guide that has been published to help them navigate the often complex world of diabetes care and treat patients living with the disease sensitively.
The launch of Language Matters coincides with Diabetes Week (11-17 June) and this year’s theme tackles the issue of difficult conversations – aiming to make it easier for people to have tricky or awkward discussions with medical professionals, friends or family.
A new Suffolk and North East Essex campaign ‘Learn to live well with diabetes’ has been launched in Diabetes Week (11 – 17 June) to advertise the benefits of attending free NHS courses which are run by diabetes specialist nurses and dietitians in each local area.
People living with diabetes in Suffolk and North East Essex are being urged to book themselves onto NHS courses which are essential to their diabetes care.
Being well and staying well – that’s the theme of a summer health event that aims to inform and support people in Woodbridge to live a healthier life.
The event will take place at Woodbridge Library on Tuesday June 19 from 2.00 – 5.00 p.m. and is being organised by the Patient Participation Group (PPG) of the town’s Little St John’s Street GP Surgery.
The Wickham Market Medical Centre will be hosting a sweet and tasty event on National Dementia Cupcake Day (June 14) to raise awareness of dementia and funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Staff and members of the centre’s Patient Participation Group will be baking a mouth-watering selection of cupcakes for sale on the day. Local businesses have generously donated a selection of raffle prizes, including prosecco, toiletries, cupcakes, plants and gift vouchers worth between £10 and £50.
You are invited to help shape the future of health services in east Suffolk by attending All Together Now – the annual patient partnership conference hosted by NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
This third annual conference is a great opportunity get involved in the discussion and debate around local NHS services. You will be able to learn more about the role of the CCG as commissioners of many local health services and hear of its achievements over the last 12 months.
Suffolk Health and Wellbeing Board has endorsed the Time to Change Employer Pledge on behalf of all its member organisations.
Following this morning’s Health and Wellbeing Board meeting, representatives of the board signed up to the pledge.
This is the theme of a health event that aims to inform and support people in Ipswich to live a healthier life. The event will take place at Two Rivers Medical Centre on Thursday 24 May from 1.30 – 4.30 p.m. and is being organised by the practice’s Patient Participation Group.
As the hay fever season begins people who suffer from the allergy are being encouraged to visit their local pharmacy – rather than their GP - for help and advice.
You don’t need a prescription for hay fever tablets, eye drops or nasal sprays as these items can all be easily purchased from your local pharmacy or supermarket.
GPs in east and west Suffolk are encouraging people to prepare for the early May bank holiday weekend.
GP practices will be closed on Monday May 7.
New Simple Equipment Clinic launched in Hartismere to help local people stay living at home independently.
Connect Suffolk, in collaboration with the Friends of Hartismere Health and Care launched a new Simple Equipment Clinic at Hartismere Health and Care (formerly Hartismere Hospital), Eye at a special event on 26th March.
The NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk and NHS West Suffolk clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) support the fair treatment and reward of all staff, irrespective of gender.
The Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017 requires all organisations employing 250 or more people to report annually on their gender pay gap.
Patients who need to see a healthcare professional over the Easter break can access extra doctors’ appointments across East and West Suffolk.
Suffolk GP Federation will be running its GP+ service in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Felixstowe, Stowmarket, Leiston, Wickham Market and Haverhill this Bank Holiday weekend.
Do you have a passion for improving healthcare services in east Suffolk?
The NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Community Engagement Partnership (CEP) is recruiting.
Issued on behalf of NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk, NHS West Suffolk and NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney clinical commissioning groups
The telephone number to make a booking for the Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service (NEPTS) in Suffolk and the Great Yarmouth and Waveney area is changing from April 1.
The merger of Colchester and Ipswich hospitals, forming a new NHS trust, will benefit patients and staff by reducing the stress of a system where services and processes are not joined up.
That’s according to plans published today that include a commitment to stop the things that waste valuable time for patients, families and staff.
Come along to the next meeting of the NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG Community Engagement Partnership.
You are invited to attend and have your say. There is time at the end of the meeting when the committee welcomes questions from the public on any item on the agenda.
A GP practice is to change the way its patients make appointments to help reduce waiting times and ensure a more responsive ‘same day’ service.
Leiston Surgery has also trained receptionist staff as ‘Care Navigators’ so that they can direct patients to the most appropriate healthcare professional to meet their needs.
A hard-hitting campaign has been launched in Suffolk today (February 26) to encourage people to give consent for their patient records to be made accessible to health and care professionals in the event of an emergency.
The campaign will see adverts bearing the words ‘Your NHS needs you to share your health record – it could save your life’ – appear on digital bus shelter, petrol forecourt and supermarket displays across the county.
A move to shared office space with public sector colleagues has resulted in £5,335 being raised for the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA).
The relocation of 150 employees of NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk and NHS West Suffolk clinical commissioning groups from Rushbrook House in Bramford to Endeavour House and 55 employees to Landmark House in Ipswich, resulted in a surplus of office furniture.
Staff at Wickham Market Medical Centre are celebrating their success in retaining the Investors in People (IIP) accreditation.
The practice has received the award every year since 2005 and is one of only two GP practices in the county to hold IIP accreditation.
Residents of Felixstowe are encouraged to attend an event to learn more about the proposed merger between Ipswich and Colchester hospitals.
The event takes place on Tuesday February 13 at the Orwell Hotel, Hamilton Road, Felixstowe IP11 7DX from 3.00– 4.30 p.m.
Diabetes patients from across Suffolk are receiving “outstanding” care, according to the results of an independent review.
The NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk and NHS West Suffolk clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have both received the top rating for 2016/17 following an assessment by an independent panel.