East Staffordshire CCG supports Patient Participation Week 2017

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East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are supporting National Patient Participation Week, which runs from June 19-24 2017.

The aim of the awareness week is to promote patient participation groups and the valuable work they undertake. The week is organised by the National Association for Patient Participation (NAPP), a national charity, formed in 1978.

Working in partnership with GPs and practice teams, patient participation groups ensure the patients perspective is at the heart of local NHS services. This helps to keep the services focused on the needs of the patient, continuously improving quality.

Be prepared for the late May Bank Holiday

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As the late May bank holiday approaches next Monday (May 29) leading local GPs are reminding people to be prepared, whatever the weather.

Dr John James, Chair of South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula Clinical Commissioning Group said: “An early visit to the local pharmacy to stock up with basic first aid items to help with minor ailments, such as stomach upsets, allergies, headaches, sunburn, insect bites, aches, sprains and strains should feature in everyone’s preparations.

East Staffordshire CCG Patient Board preparing for third public mental health event

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The Patient Board of East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) would like to encourage anyone with an interest in mental health to attend the forthcoming Let’s Talk Mental Health event.

The event, which is supported by the Burton Albion Community Trust, will take place on Thursday  May 25 from 6 – 9pm at Burton Albion Football Club, Pirelli Stadium, Burton on Trent, DE13 0AR.