Burton nurse wins prestigious practice award

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A Burton nurse has been hailed by health professionals for her unceasing support of her colleagues and for championing education within the profession.

Gill Boast works as Practice Nurse Manager at Wetmore Road Surgery and Practice Nurse Lead at East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group supporting her fellow nurses and arranging education and training events.

Think first before attending A&E plea

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People across East Staffordshire are being asked to consider whether they have an urgent medical problem before turning up at A&E in the run-up to Easter.

With GP surgeries across the county closed or operating reduced hours over the holiday weekend, there is normally a rise in the number of patients using other services.

East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group appoints new people’s champion to Governing Body

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A former Burton upon Trent director with a wealth of experience in senior management and a passion for improving people’s lives for the better has been appointed to the Governing Body of the organisation which commissions health services across East Staffordshire.

Ron Dougan is joining East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group as the Lay Representative for Public and Patient Involvement.

Patients get chance to have say on medicines use in East Staffordshire

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East Staffordshire health experts are looking for people to help them make decisions about medicines and act as ambassadors to help spread their message to the public.

The Medicines Optimisation Team at East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group is looking for patient leads to join the group - offering volunteers the chance to influence policy and have direct input by sharing a patient’s perspective.