Suffolk & North East Essex Shadow Integrated Care System

WELCOME

Welcome to the fifth ‘Can Do Health and Care’ newsletter. ‘Can Do Health and Care’ is about local health and care services working in a more joined up way. Health, care, voluntary and community organisations in Suffolk and North East Essex are beginning to work more closely together as an Integrated Care System (ICS) with a shared vision and plans to improve the health and care outcomes for the one million people living locally. This newsletter will keep you up to date with some of our key projects and news.

Plan sets out how we will work together

Details of how health and care organisations across Suffolk and North East Essex will work together to provide services for local people have been published. 

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Sheila Childerhouse (second from left) with Cllr Tony Goldson, Janet Wood, Dr Hasan Chowhan and David White

Appointment of independent chair will be 'very inclusive'

The Chair of the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, Sheila Childerhouse, has said the process of appointing a new Independent Chair to oversee the work of the Integrated Care System will be ‘very inclusive’.

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Clinicians welcome £1m boost to help people living with severe mental illness find employment in Suffolk

Clinicians in Suffolk have welcomed a £1m grant from NHS England to introduce a scheme to help people with severe mental illness find employment.

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Social Prescribing needs full support of voluntary sector

The Chief Officer of Community Voluntary Services Tendring, Sharon Alexander, told the STP Board that Social Prescribing will not work unless there is a vibrant voluntary sector behind it.

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Suffolk charity named overall winner of the 2019 GSK IMPACT Awards

Suffolk Family Carers were picked from 10 original winners to take the overall award at a ceremony held at London’s Science Museum.

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Academics working with services to showcase integration

A series of case studies showing how integration is working across Suffolk and North East Essex is being produced by academics.

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NEEDS winning the best adult diabetes education programme award presented by Alison Barnes, Research Associate (dietitian) / Diabetes Specialist Dietitian at Newcastle University/Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Development of new diabetes outcomes 'a eureka moment'

The Chief Executive of Healthwatch Suffolk, Andy Yacoub, has described the way in which leaders have reviewed diabetes services – even though they were already rated ‘excellent’ across all of the corresponding Clinical Commissioning Group areas – as a ‘eureka’ moment.

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£10m to help get Colchester and Tendring more active

Plans are being developed to increase activity levels in Colchester and Tendring after the allocation of a grant of over £10m from Sport England.

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Robots make time matter in cardiorespiratory

Virtual robots are making time matter for our staff, as well as patients, in Colchester Hospital’s Cardio-Respiratory department.

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Left to right: Claire Moore, superintendent radiographer, Dr Abul Azim, lead consultant geriatrician for stroke services, and Lisa Wood, stroke specialist research nurse PICTURE : Andy Abbott

Stroke services bring patients closer to home

The stroke department at the West Suffolk Hospital is helping the local community to receive treatment for a stroke closer to home, by launching a ‘repatriation’ service in partnership with Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge and the West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group.

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Suffolk County Council achieves highest rating possible for Children's Services

Ofsted inspectors have awarded Children’s Services at Suffolk County Council its top grade of ‘Outstanding' following their visit in April 2019.

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GP practices across Suffolk linked to NHS App

All GP practices across Suffolk have now been fully linked up with the NHS App giving patients the ability to book and manage GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view their medical records and access a range of other services.

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Reduction of system £40m overspend a ‘big step in the right direction.”

One of the ICS’s finance leaders has described the reduction of over £40m in the system’s health budget overspend as a ‘big step in the right direction.”

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