Future plans for the local NHS are to be discussed when Cannock Chase GPs meet in public

New arrangements to bring NHS and social care organisations together in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent will be discussed when Cannock Chase GPs meet in public.

The Staffordshire Transformation Programme, which aims to improve health and care services for patients, is on the agenda for the Governing Body meeting of Cannock Chase Clinical Commissioning Group.

The Staffordshire Transformation Programme will bring organisations together to identify better joint working, priorities for improvement for the future and to help provide consistency in messages to promote self-care and greater prevention of ill-health.

The meeting is being held on Thursday 3 September, 2-4pm, at the Aquarius Ballroom and Banqueting Suite in Hednesford.

Other items on the agenda for the September meeting include an update on the CCG’s plans to improve communications and engagement.

Governing Body members will also receive updates on the CCG’s core work streams, including a report from the Quality and Safety team, performance and finance.

Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting in September and have the opportunity to ask questions relating to the agenda at the end.

Anyone who would like to attend the meeting is asked to please confirm your attendance by contacting Gill Hackett via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 01785 355796.

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent come together to plan for improvement NHS and social care

NHS and social care organisations across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent today agreed to work together to improve health and care services for their patients.

They will come together as a Commissioning Congress to identify and drive delivery of a collective transformation programme, to ensure citizens in Staffordshire and Stoke-on Trent have high quality, sustainable services going into the future. These services will work with people to help them take control of their health and promote self-care and prevention, as this is what local people tell us they want.

New support group aims to extending helping hand to sufferers of Pancreatic Cancer

A new support group, which will offer help to people suffering from one of most difficult to diagnose forms of cancer as well as their families, has received the backing of Staffordshire’s GP led Clinical Commissioning Groups.

The Staffordshire Pancreatic Cancer Support Group has been established by Lesley Goodburn. Lesley’s husband, Seth, died from the condition last year just 33 days after being diagnosed.
Now she wants to help other people, and is also raising awareness of the condition among GPs and other health professionals.

Transforming Cancer and End of Life Care

The four NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Staffordshire (Cannock Chase, North Staffordshire, Stafford and Surrounds and Stoke-on-Trent), NHS England (the Commissioners) and Macmillan Cancer Support, working with Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Public Health England have come together to transform cancer and end of life care in the region.

To find out more about the programme, please visit: www.staffordshirecancerandeol.com

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