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Community Engagement Partnership - next meeting
08 March 2018

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.

Patients invited to learn more about changes to appointment system
01 March 2018

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.

Saying ‘Yes’ could save your life
26 February 2018

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.

Specialist mental health service for new mums officially launches
23 February 2018
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) has today (23 February) officially launched a new specialist service which offers targeted help to new mums with severe post-natal depression and other complex mental health issues.

The Suffolk Perinatal Mental Health Service provides specialist care to women from east and west Suffolk with conditions such as serious post and ante-natal depression and psychosis. It is available to women during pregnancy, at the time of birth and up to a year following the birth of their baby.
More than £5000 raised for East Anglian Air Ambulance
22 February 2018

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.

Award success for Wickham Market Medical Centre
15 February 2018

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.

Hospital merger meeting for Felixstowe residents
01 February 2018

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 care rated as “outstanding”
22 January 2018

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.

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