Danbury’s COVID -19 Volunteers have been stepping up again and raising funds for charity

By |2021-04-16T16:43:39+01:00April 16th, 2021|News|

Danbury’s COVID-19 vaccine centre volunteers have been going the extra mile again, by raising money for Red Nose Day and Marie Curie while volunteering at Danbury Medical Centre Vaccination Clinic. The volunteers have been getting dressed up as penguins and bunnies for Red Nose Day to raise money, while lifting the sprits of people getting [...]

Local NHS gains more control over resources for GP services

By |2021-04-06T10:50:34+01:00April 6th, 2021|News|

From 1 April 2021, all five Clinical Commissioning Groups will take control of the planning, strategic direction, priority setting and decision making for GP services. This is a first step towards strengthening local decision making under plans to create an Integrated Care Systems (ICS) which will manage services on behalf of local people. In line [...]

March marked Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

By |2021-03-30T10:46:30+01:00March 30th, 2021|News|

We quizzed our local Basildon and Brentwood-based Macmillan GP, Dr Deepak Kumar about what to look out for in these two particular cancers and why earlier diagnosis is so important. Macmillan GPs work to influence local commissioning decisions for cancer, encourage and support meaningful engagement about cancer across local health systems, improve lines of communication [...]

“Trust is the currency of progress in digital transformation – we’ve found you have to earn it”

By |2021-03-29T14:13:11+01:00March 29th, 2021|News|

When health organisations in Essex sought to radically scale up their digital care home technologies in response to the pandemic, they quickly found that winning health professionals’ trust through smart and targeted engagement was essential – as Michelle Angell, Associate Director of Assurance, Mid and South Essex CCGs, explains. As in many parts of the country, [...]

Health services over Easter

By |2021-03-26T10:35:05+00:00March 25th, 2021|News|

Know the best place to get medical help in mid and south Essex this Easter with our NHS service guides. Many services are closed on the bank holidays and those that are open may have different opening times. Our Easter guides sets out where and when you can get medical help over the Easter weekend. [...]

Mid and South Essex becomes an Integrated Care System helping join up care for 1.2m people

By |2021-04-01T10:13:24+01:00March 24th, 2021|News|

  THE NHS and its partners in Mid and South Essex have been formally designated an Integrated Care System after developing a system-wide common vision to improve health and care. NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens has confirmed that the final 13 areas, serving 14.9 million people, will be formally designated “integrated care [...]

COVID-19 information is available in different languages and more accessible formats, to ensure no one is forgotten

By |2021-02-17T13:22:30+00:00February 17th, 2021|News|

The NHS in Essex is making sure everyone has access to useful information about COVID-19 and the vaccination programme. A range of materials in different languages including Polish, Romanian and Chinese, along with information in different formats including easy-read leaflets, and video, can be found on the recently launched Essex-wide website www.essexcovidvaccine.nhs.uk. This will help [...]

New early intervention vehicle to help keep mid Essex residents out of hospital

By |2021-02-16T11:14:28+00:00February 16th, 2021|News|

The East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST), in collaboration with NHS Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), has today (15 February) launched a specialist vehicle offering patients urgent care support in their own home. The service has the additional benefit of helping people to avoiding unnecessary trips to hospital. The mid Essex early intervention vehicle [...]

Here For You Service

By |2021-02-15T16:30:32+00:00February 15th, 2021|News|

We know life is stressful right now. We are here for you. Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) and Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) have launched a new support service in response to the pandemic, specifically for people who work in healthcare, social care, the voluntary sector or not-for-profit sector. If you work [...]

Let’s Talk About Cancer: Landmark Event Open To All Across East of England

By |2021-02-15T12:52:51+00:00February 15th, 2021|News|

People across the East of England are being invited to join a free online event to talk about cancer, with expert speakers and discussion groups. The two Cancer Alliances that cover the region are throwing open their virtual doors for the first time, in order to hear people’s views and concerns about cancer, following almost [...]

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