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04/03/2016

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03/03/2016

DAVE MONK – LOCAL BROADCASTER AND CELEB!

Thank you to Dave for supporting us at WhereIsTheCare (see Supporters Page) and asking if we might appear on your show, very much appreciated!

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01/03/2016

SUCCESS REGIME – MID & STH ESSEX.  GET INVOLVED. HAVE YOUR SAY.  WORKSHOPS COMING. FROM SEPT 2016

Part of the NHS Five Year Forward View will allow local health services to take decisive steps to secure high quality, joined-up, improved care.  Three main areas that may involve service changes are: * Faster progress towards joined up health and social care based around localities, *More collaboration and shared services across the three main hospitals in Basildon, Chelmsford and Southend, *Changes in urgent and emergency care in line with national recommendations. Other areas involved: simplifying commissioning and contractual arrangements, developing the healthcare workforce and improving IT and access to shared care records. The intention is to have clinically sustainable services in financial balance by 2018/19.

Public workshops planned for Sept 2016 to start discussions with local people about services and garner views on potential change, to share people’s experiences and give feedback on what might/might not work in future.  Dates will be published here when we have then.

01/03/2016

DEPT OF HEALTH CONSULTATION REMINDER – CARERS – END DATE 31.07.16  Survey being carried out by Dept of Health on how they can how they can improve support for carers.  Must be returned by 31.07.16 (www.consultations/dh.gov.uk)  LINK TO SURVEY

01/03/2016

HEALTHWATCH ESSEX HOSPITAL DISCHARGE REPORTS AVAILABLE ON THEIR WEBSITE – BROOMFIELD, COLCHESTER, HARLOW

Studies of patient, carer and staff experience looking at at the issues around hospital discharge.www.healthwatchessex.org.uk/what-we-do/our-reports/