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Knowing what antibiotics can and cannot do
14 November 2019
With antibiotic-resistant infections on the rise, people are being reminded that antibiotics are a not a cure-all medicine
 
Pharmacists and GPs join forces for Ask Your Pharmacist Week
05 November 2019
During next week's Ask Your Pharmacist Week (November 11 – 18) Suffolk’s pharmacists and GPs have joined forces to urge people to make the most of the help and advice available at their local pharmacy.
 
Milestone events in mental health transformation
05 November 2019
A series of drop-in sessions next week mark a milestone in the progress of #AVeryDifferentConversation and the transformation of mental health services.
 
Enjoy the latest edition of the CCG's newsletter
25 October 2019
The latest newsletter from NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG has just been published.

 
Leading expert welcomes opportunity to improve mental wellbeing support
17 October 2019

One of East Anglia’s leading experts on young people’s mental health is welcoming the start of recruitment to a new workforce.


 
SEND youngsters are stars of disability hate crime awareness video
17 October 2019
A group of youngsters from Suffolk with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are the brave stars of a hard-hitting video aimed at raising awareness of hate crime.
 
Individuals to benefit from more effective, joined-up care
15 October 2019
People in north east Essex and Suffolk will soon be able to benefit from even more effective, joined-up health and care services.
 
Meeting in public - primary care commissioning committees
15 October 2019

A meeting in common of the primary care commissioning committees of NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk and NHS West Suffolk clinical commissioning groups is to be held in public.

 
Maternity care at the top of the agenda
11 October 2019
Maternity care was top of the agenda when Teri Gavin-Jones, Clinical Lead for the Maternity Transformation Programme across Suffolk and north east Essex, visited the King’s Fund on Tuesday, 8 October.
 
Next meeting of the Community Engagement Partnership
10 October 2019
Come along to the next meeting of the NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG Community Engagement Partnership.
 
Young people have access to online counselling
09 October 2019
A new free online counselling and emotional wellbeing support service for young people in east and west Suffolk aged 11 – 18 is being launched on World Mental Health Day (October 10).
 
Is your home a child-friendly zone?
07 October 2019

Suffolk County Council Public Health has today launched a campaign to help parents of young children to keep their homes hazard-free.

 
Snape Maltings hosts Think Tank event on social prescribing
02 October 2019
A special two-day event begins today at Snape Maltings as a group including national policy-makers and clinicians convenes to discuss how community singing and music groups can help make their services available on prescription. 
 
The CCG's September newsletter is published
19 September 2019
The latest newsletter from NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group has just been published.
 
Governing Body - meeting in public
18 September 2019
A meeting in public of the Governing Body of NHS Ipswich & East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group will take place on Tuesday September 24 from 9.15 a.m.
 
Celebrating nurses who work in GP practices
18 September 2019
The first-ever conference to celebrate the work of local primary care nurses took place last week.
 
It's time to think about flu vaccinations
18 September 2019
Now is the time to start thinking about protecting your health over winter with a flu vaccination.

 
Suffolk, How Are You?
17 September 2019

Public Health Suffolk and NHS Ipswich and East Clinical Commissioning Group have launched a campaign focussed on wellbeing and healthy weight.

 
Pilot project underway to support vulnerable people
06 September 2019
Suffolk Constabulary is collaborating with mental health professionals from the Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust to provide extra support to those people who the police regularly encounter due to their mental ill-health.
 
Social prescribing initiative expanded across east Suffolk
04 September 2019

A new social prescribing initiative that has been helping to improve the health and wellbeing of Ipswich residents is to be rolled out across east Suffolk.

 
Neurological centre set to expand
21 August 2019
Plans have been approved for the expansion of a specialist rehabilitation service located at Sue Ryder The Chantry - to a 32 bed neurological centre.
 
Dedicated team nominated for national award
20 August 2019
A multi-agency team which is helping to prevent more than 600 admissions to Ipswich Hospital every month by making sure patients receive the right treatment in their own homes has been shortlisted for a national award.
 
Useful advice ahead of the August bank holiday weekend
19 August 2019
GPs in Suffolk and north east Essex are encouraging people to prepare for the August bank holiday weekend.
 
Read the latest CCG newsletter
16 August 2019
The latest newsletter from NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG has been published.
 
New independent chair appointed to Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System
09 August 2019
Health and care leaders from across Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System (ICS) have today welcomed the appointment of Professor William Pope as the new ICS Independent Chair.
 
Innovative project to help service users get more active
09 August 2019
Patients receiving care from Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) are being given the chance to get more active during their admission as part of a new pilot project designed to boost health and wellbeing.
 
Young people to have access to better mental health support
07 August 2019

Pupils at primary and secondary schools across Suffolk and north east Essex, in need of mental health support, are set to have easier access to help, thanks to almost £2m worth of funding.

 
Annual Members'Meeting - NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG
05 August 2019

The Annual Members' Meeting of GP practice members of NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group, to approve the CCG's annual accounts 2018/19, will take place on Wednesday September 11.

 
Ambulance trust staff recognised as "Outstanding"
31 July 2019
The care, commitment and dedication of hardworking staff have led to the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) maintaining their rating for caring as ‘Outstanding’ in a recent inspection.
 
Talking health on a street near you
29 July 2019
GPs and health staff will be taking to the streets of east Suffolk tomorrow as part of the annual Feet on the Street event.
 
Keep up to date with local health news
17 July 2019
The latest newsletters from NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk and NHS West Suffolk clinical commissioning groups have just been published.
 
Meetings in public - July 2019
16 July 2019
A meeting in public of the Governing Body of NHS Ipswich & East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group will take place on Tuesday July 23 from 9.15 a.m.
 
Outstanding work of Suffolk's community pharmacy staff
15 July 2019

Following their success at the Suffolk Community Pharmacy awards in January five inspirational women from across Suffolk were invited to attend the Training Matters Recognition of Excellence awards as finalists.

 
Despite pressures survey reveals overall patient satisfaction with Suffolk's GP practices
12 July 2019
People across east and west Suffolk have again reported a high level of satisfaction with their local GP practice, according to the latest independent national annual GP Patient survey data.
 
Health commissioner staff recognised for their outstanding work
11 July 2019
The commitment and dedication of NHS staff in east and west Suffolk was recognised earlier this week when local health care commissioners held their annual staff awards.
 
Health commissioners rated as being among the best in the country
11 July 2019
The NHS organisations responsible for commissioning health care services in east and west Suffolk have both been rated as ‘outstanding’ for their performance and patient care.
 
A platinum level of health care
10 July 2019
Two of Suffolk’s clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have been awarded the highest possible accreditation by employer’s organisation Investors in People (IIP).
 
CCGs and councils team up to launch Active Schools
10 July 2019
A new Active Schools programme has been launched at two schools in Babergh and Mid Suffolk, aiming to increase physical activity in primary schools and combat rising childhood obesity.
 
Working Together - With You - Patient Conference 2019
04 July 2019
Come and join us at a conference later this month to celebrate how the NHS in east Suffolk, our communities and partners are working together more effectively than ever before - and explore how locally-focused initiatives could help transform the health and care landscape.
 
Ipswich event to support people living with Type 2 diabetes
01 July 2019
Diabetes UK and NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are hosting a free event for people living with Type 2 diabetes in Ipswich on Monday 15 July.
 
Latest newsletters are published
28 June 2019
The latest newsletters from NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk and NHS West Suffolk clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have been published.

 
Suffolk nurse's drive to improve care for vulnerable adults up for top accolade
24 June 2019
A nurse who has improved the reporting of vulnerable adults by healthcare staff has been shortlisted for a prestigious UK award.
 
Hot weather health advice from local GPs
21 June 2019
Keep cool and look out for others during next week’s predicted spell of hot weather.
 
Patients' views sought on proposed merger of GP practices
17 June 2019
Patients at two neighbouring GP practices are being encouraged to give their views on merger proposals that would create stronger and more sustainable primary care services.
 
Appointment to CCGs and Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System
13 June 2019
Ed Garratt has been appointed as the Accountable Officer for the three clinical commissioning groups* (CCGs) across Suffolk and north east Essex and as Executive Lead for the Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System (ICS).
 
Suffolk Health and Wellbeing Board makes ground-breaking commitment
12 June 2019
Working closely with PHE, Suffolk’s Health and Wellbeing Board is making significant steps towards promoting good mental health and preventing mental health problems.
 
Launch of Better Births across Suffolk and north east Essex
31 May 2019
An official launch event is set to take place next week to celebrate a brand-new way of working for maternity services across Suffolk and north east Essex.
 
Celebrate the 1st anniversary of the parkrun practice initiative
28 May 2019
On Saturday June 1, three GPs from the Barrack Lane Medical Centre in Ipswich will be among the many health professionals in Suffolk and across the country celebrating the first anniversary of the parkrun practice initiative.

 
May - meetings in public
16 May 2019
A meeting in public of the Governing Body of NHS Ipswich & East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group will take place on Tuesday May 21 from 9.15 a.m.
 
Latest newsletters from your local NHS health commissioners
16 May 2019
The latest newsletters from NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk and NHS West Suffolk clinical commissioning groups have just been published.
 
Clinicians welcome new service to help people living with severe mental illness find employment in S
14 May 2019
Clinicians in Suffolk have welcomed a £1 million grant from NHS England to introduce a scheme to help people with severe mental illness find employment.
 
NHS App fully connected to all GP practices
13 May 2019

All GP practices in east and west Suffolk have now been fully linked up with the NHS App.

 
"Dying becomes less of an issue if you talk about it"
13 May 2019
A bereavement support volunteer who has seen first-hand the huge impact which death can have has urged people to talk about their end of life wishes to ease the burden on those left behind.
 
“Dying is something we need to plan for and should be talking about”
10 May 2019
A former mayor who lost five people in less than four years has encouraged others to talk openly about dying so that their loved ones can make sure their wishes are honoured when they reach the end of their life.
 
Start the conversation and make sure that "Dying Matters"
09 May 2019
People from across Suffolk are being encouraged to talk openly about death as part of a national campaign designed to break down taboos and make dying well part of a good life. 

 
An opportunity to learn more about your NHS in east Suffolk
08 May 2019

Local people are being encouraged to attend the next meeting of the Community Engagement Partnership of the NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group.

 
Working in partnership - a message from MiP trade union
02 May 2019

"I am proud to sign a renewed partnership agreement on behalf of staff side and my membership to continue the excellent working relationship we have with Suffolk CCG and key employer representatives."

 
Dehydration - recognise the signs
17 April 2019
With a spell of warm weather predicted, the families and carers of older people are being encouraged to look out for the signs and symptoms of dehydration.
 
Advice on dealing with hay fever
15 April 2019

The hay fever season has begun and those who suffer from a hay fever allergy are being encouraged to visit their local pharmacy – rather than their GP - for help and advice.

 
Read the April edition of IESCCG newsletter
12 April 2019

The latest newsletter from NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group has just been published. 


 
Bringing musical solutions to improve mental wellbeing
11 April 2019
A new short film is charting the positive experiences of young people who have benefited from an innovative digital arts programme that aims to address their psychological needs and improve their mental wellbeing.
 
Easter health advice from your local NHS
09 April 2019
With NHS services continuing to face unprecedented levels of demand, health professionals across Suffolk are encouraging people to be prepared for the four-day Easter weekend.
 
Changes at Felixstowe minor injury unit
29 March 2019
New opening hours and a change in access arrangements will come into force at Felixstowe Community Hospital’s Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) from next week
 
NHS 'takeover' of Ipswich parkrun
28 March 2019
NHS staff from across east Suffolk are set to ‘takeover’ this Saturday’s parkrun in Christchurch Park Ipswich.
 
Expansion of mental health support
27 March 2019
An additional £2.6 million is set to be invested in improving access for people living with a long-term physical health condition (LTC) to treatment for depression and anxiety-based disorders.
 
Living life to the full - launch of online mental health resources
27 March 2019

Live your life to the full – that’s the aim of a brand-new online resource to help people overcome stress, low mood and anxiety through low intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

 
Have your say on proposed future speech, language and communication services
18 March 2019
Issued on behalf of NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk, NHS West Suffolk and NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney clinical commissioning groups, Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Parent Carer Network

Parents and carers of children and young people in Suffolk with specialist speech, language and communication (SLC) needs have been invited to have their say on a proposed new model for delivering services.
 
Latest health commissioner newsletter is published
14 March 2019

The latest newsletter from NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group has been published.


 
Meetings in public - NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG
13 March 2019
A meeting in public of the Governing Body of NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group will take place on Tuesday March 26 from 9.15 a.m.  
 
New project to support mental wellbeing in east Suffolk schools
11 March 2019

Students at schools in east Suffolk are set to benefit from a brand-new project which aims to support and develop their physical and emotional wellbeing – helping them grow into happy and healthy adults.


 
SEND inspection revisit
04 March 2019
Much more work still needs to be done if children and young people in Suffolk with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are to receive the quality of support they deserve.
 
Be opioid aware
27 February 2019
Medicines experts in Suffolk are encouraging people who take high-strength opioid painkillers to talk to their GP about reducing their dose to cut the risk of serious side effects and premature death.
 
Syphilis is on the rise in the east of England
21 February 2019
Public Health England in partnership with the 12 local authorities across the region and the Terrence Higgins Trust have today launched a social media campaign aimed at raising awareness of the rise in syphilis.
 
New initiative launched to help retain and recruit more GPs in Suffolk and north east Essex
12 February 2019

A new initiative aimed at retaining the services of senior GPs – and boosting new recruits to the profession – has been launched in Suffolk and north east Essex.


 
Funding agreed for Citizens Advice in Suffolk
11 February 2019
Citizens Advice in Suffolk will no longer see any difference in their funding for next year, following collaboration between Suffolk County Council, NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group.
 
Recognition for Suffolk's community pharmacies
06 February 2019

Suffolk’s community pharmacy teams were again recognised for the support they provide to their local communities in an awards ceremony.

 
Read the latest CCG newsletter
01 February 2019

The latest edition of the NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG newsletter has just been published.

 
More mums set to benefit as specialist service looks to recruit
21 January 2019

Even more new mothers from across Suffolk will benefit from targeted help for severe post-natal depression and other complex mental health issues when new staff are appointed to a specialist service run by Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.


 
SEND 16 plus Transitions Guide
18 January 2019
PARENTS and carers of young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are being encouraged to make use of a new guide aimed at helping them prepare for adulthood.
 
Latest CCG newsletter is published
18 January 2019

Read the latest newsletter from your local health commissioners.

 
Next Governing Body meeting in public
16 January 2019
A meeting in public of the Governing Body of NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group will take place on Tuesday January 22 from 9.15 a.m.   

 
Supporting good mental health for the NHS workforce
09 January 2019
NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk and NHS West Suffolk clinical commissioning groups have signed an employer pledge with Time to Change – committing to encourage staff to talk about mental health issues, promote good mental wellbeing and challenge stigma in the workplace.
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