Suffolk & North East Essex Shadow Integrated Care System


Welcome to the sixth ‘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.

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Dr Ed Garratt

Dr Ed Garratt sets out key priority for ICS

The new Executive Lead of the Suffolk and North East Essex ICS, Dr Ed Garratt, says ensuring system partners work together for the benefit of local people and communities is his number one priority.

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GP Practices agree to form Primary Care Networks

All 102 practices within Ipswich and East Suffolk, West Suffolk and North East Essex CCGs have agreed to come together to form 24 Primary Care Networks (PCNs) – a key requirement of the NHS Long Term Plan.

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Better support for new mums - thanks to national maternity initiative

A dedicated midwifery team will be supporting mums and their birthing partners during antenatal and postnatal care – following the launch of a national maternity programme in Suffolk and north east Essex.

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Sharon Alexander, Chief Officer, CVST

Social prescribing could hold the keys to get more attending diabetes courses

Social Prescribing could be one of the ways to get more people to attend diabetes courses.

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Framlingham’s hot on the heels to become latest parkrun venue

Framlingham’s the latest area to be included as a parkrun venue in Suffolk.

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Andy Yacoub, Chief Executive, Healthwatch Suffolk

‘Acid test’ for joint working with developers

The Chief Executive of Healthwatch Suffolk, Andy Yacoub, has said the way in which building developers respond to our system’s approach to integrated working will be an ‘acid test’.

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Sheila Childerhouse, Chair of West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

360 feedback shows strong relationships within system

The Chair of the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, Sheila Childerhouse, has said the recent stakeholder survey results show there is a strong relationship between each of the different agencies.

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Some of the team at CVST

Supporting communities across North East Essex

A mapping exercise, aimed at identifying what is working well and where there are gaps in the support available to the local community, has been undertaken in north east Essex.

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Day set for union engagement event

The Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System’s Strategic Partnership Forum has been in existence for over a year. It comprises representation from UNISON, the Royal College of Nursing, Royal College of Midwives among others.

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Independent chair - candidates meet system stakeholders

Three candidates who’ve been shortlisted for the system’s Independent Chair’s position have met a number of stakeholders as part of the selection process.

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State of Suffolk report published

Life expectancy in Suffolk remains higher compared to other parts of the country, but healthy life expectancy (the average number of years a person would expect to live in good health), has decreased in Suffolk. This suggests that although people are generally living longer lives, the additional years are being lived in poor health.

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Leaders support Essex County Council’s Prevention Strategy

Health and care leaders in Suffolk and North East Essex have thrown their support behind a new prevention strategy for Essex.

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Careers event for the doctors of tomorrow

The next generation of doctors have been given a hands-on look at what it takes to enjoy a career in medicine during a special event organised by East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT).

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