“I’d never seen the inside of a hospital before. I never smoked, drank only moderately and exercised five or six times a week – I was in the gym right up until the night before I was diagnosed – but all that is never going to prevent you from getting something like cancer. Cancer takes no prisoners,” said Paul.
Throughout the month of June, the CCG would like to raise awareness of:
To mark Diabetes Awareness week (12 - 18 June) doctors at Cannock Chase Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are urging people to be aware of the symptoms so they can access support that is currently available for those who suffer from diabetes.
The CCG submitted its Annual Report and Accounts for 2016/17 to NHS England on 30 May 2017. A copy of this report is now available online - download the Annual Report and Accounts for 2016/17 or view previous annual reports and accounts.
Due to an amazing response, the CCG has been required to find a larger venue for the Mental Health Inclusion event.
The mental health partnership event, which is taking place on 6 June 2017, 10.00am to 2.00pm will now be held at the Roman Way Hotel, Watling Street, Hatherton, Cannock, West Midlands, WS11 1SH.
The Event is due to start at 9.30 am for registration and refreshments and will finish at around 2pm with lunch included. Agendas will be available on the day.
We would like to invite you to attend the Annual General Meeting of Cannock Chase Clinical Commissioning Group.
During the meeting we will be discussing highlights and achievements over the past year as well as discussing some next steps and future developments planned for the year ahead.
Paul Simpson has been appointed as the interim Chief Officer of three NHS commissioning bodies that serve around half the population of Staffordshire.
The appointment follows the retirement of Andrew Donald at the end of April 2017 after 40 years’ service to the NHS. Andrew had been Chief Officer of NHS Stafford and Surrounds Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS Cannock Chase Clinical Commissioning Group since 2012. He more recently also became Chief Officer for NHS South East Staffordshire & Seisdon Peninsula Clinical Commissioning Group.
Are you interested in Mental Health Services across South Staffordshire? We are holding an event to ensure services are equal for everyone.
The mental health partnership event takes place on 6 June 2017, 10.00am to 2.00pm at the Roman Way Hotel, Watling Street, Hatherton, Cannock, West Midlands, WS11 1SH, with lunch provided.
The morning session is very inclusive and will be beneficial to anyone with an interest in Mental Health Services in South Staffordshire. You may: have had personal experience, be a carer, be a patient representative, work in Mental Health Services, be part of a Partner Organisation or work in the Voluntary and Community Sector.
Advice for patients ransomware attack
A number of NHS organisations have been affected by a ransomware attack (an attack on the IT systems which support NHS services). This attack was not specifically targeted at the NHS but it has had an impact on NHS services. The NHS is working hard to ensure that as few patients as possible are affected. Below is guidance for those accessing the NHS over the coming days.
Cannock Chase CCG have assumed responsibility for commissioning General Practice in Cannock Chase. We assumed responsibility for “delegated commissioning” from 1 April 2017.
Delegated commissioning refers to the process whereby CCGs are granted greater powers to directly commission primary medical services. This includes contractual GP performance management and budget management. However, it excludes all functions relating to individual GP performance management. It also excludes the commissioning of dental community pharmacy and eye health services. These services will be retained by NHS England.
NHS 111 is the non-emergency service staffed by highly trained advisers, supported by healthcare professionals and available 24/7, 365 days a year with free calls from mobiles and landlines. NHS England has worked with self-advocacy groups to produce a film helping people with a learning disability, autism or both, to understand more about NHS 111. The film is also being used during training for the services’ advisers to help them better understand the needs of people with a learning disability, autism, or both.