The Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG hosted it's second Patient Partnership Conference on 30 May 2017. The event at The John Peel Centre in Stowmarket was an opportunity for people find out more about what the CCG is working on and to get involved in the discussion about how care navigators and social prescribing can be integrated in to patient care. Presentations from the CCG and Healthwatch Suffolk were heard at the conference. The event was well supported with over 60 people joining the debate and all the feedback will be used to help shape services.
Download a copy of the morning's presentation HERE.
A summary of the outcomes from the discussions will be available shortly.
In 2017 the CCG was at the Suffolk Show alongside partners from other public sector services. Our focus this year was our Think Pharmacist and Open The Bag campaigns and gaining feedback and public opinions on sharing of health records.
A simple question was asked “Would you want hospital, ambulance and community teams to see your health record?” We had an overwhelmingly positive response and over 500 summary care with additional information consent forms were handed out to those committing to completing and handing back to their practices.
The CCG was again at the Suffolk Show in 2016 alongside our colleagues from Suffolk County Council. At the Suffolk Show 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 answer is: C: £848,065
The Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG hosted its inaugural Patient Partnership Conference at Kesgrave Conference Centre on Tuesday 31 May. The public had an opportunity to find out more about what the CCG has done in the past year and to find out about our plans and priorities for 2016/17. Invited guests from other healthcare organisations including Ipswich Hospital, Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (mental health service provider) and Suffolk Community Healthcare also presented at the conference. The event was well supported with 110 people attending and all taking part in workshops about the big questions about the NHS and how the CCG engages with the public. Feedback and Comments from the event workshops is available to read HERE.
Teachers and their Year 10 school pupils in east Suffolk enjoyed a free, interactive event to debate and discuss NHS services. Good health matters to everyone, whatever their age, and this session sought to explore how local health services could be made better for young people. Organised and hosted by local GPs, the agenda was set by young people of YEAH! - the CCG's Youth Forum -examining issues that are relevant to them, such as mental health, smoking and drinking as well as other current topics such as self-care and A&E services. Read more...
GPs and health staff from the CCG took part in Feet on the Street on Tuesday 30 June. On streets across east Suffolk local people had the opportunity to talk about the healthcare issues that matter to them and have their say on how local health services should be shaped. GPs and other health professionals had interesting discussions with local people at eight different locations across the region. The CCG currently has plans to improve services for eyes, waterworks, bones and muscles and received valuable feedback from local people that will help us in making these services work better for patients. Read more...
Women of all ages and nationalities were invited to attend an information-packed event on International Women’s Health Awareness at Burlington Baptist Church Hall, London Road, Ipswich. The aim of the event was to enable local women to speak with representatives of over 20 voluntary and statutory organisations involved in health, social care and lifestyle. Read more...
Working together with the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS), NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group and Community Action Suffolk hosted an engagement event to bring together local GPs with representatives of VCS organisations across east Suffolk.
This was a great opportunity to develop closer working relations between the NHS and VCS organisations and gain a greater understanding of what it is that each sector does. Speakers included Ben Gummer MP and Councillor Joanna Spicer.
The event at Trinity Park, Ipswich included market stalls, workshops and presentations and provided a great networking opportunity and a chance to further improve how we all work together.
GPs from the NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and their healthcare partners met with over 1000 local people at the recent “Town Talks, Village Voices” events. GPs from across east Suffolk spent the day at various locations, giving people the opportunity to discuss local healthcare and find out more about the work of the CCG. The events took place in Ipswich, Stowmarket, Felixstowe, Woodbridge, Eye, Leiston and Kesgrave.
The NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group held its second stakeholder event on 21 May 2013 at Trinty Park, Ipswich around the theme of self care.
The Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG held a Dementia Consultation Workshop on 26 February 2013.
The workshop aimed at gathering in depth views from a wide range of people who provide frontline dementia services in the Ipswich and East Suffolk region as we look to improve diagnosis rates, to develop more comprehensive integrated local services and to ensure an effective response to the needs of people affected by dementia.
The NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) held its first ever conference on 11 September 2012 at Trinity Park in Ipswich. Over 300 local people attended the event which was a great opportunity to find out how the vision of this new organisation will put patients at the very heart of healthcare.