Equal mental health services across South Staffordshire event - Update

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.

Annual General Meeting Invitation

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.

Staffordshire NHS commissioners appoint finance director as new interim chief officer

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.

Equal mental health services across South Staffordshire event

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.

Ransonware IT Incident - Patient Information

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.

Fond farewell to leading Cannock GP

Dr Stephen Gibbins, from the Moss Street Surgery in Chadsmoor, is hanging up his stethoscope to retire after 30 years’ service.

Dr Gibbins, started work as a GP in Chadsmoor in 1987 and then set up Moss Street Surgery in purpose-built premises in 1990. By 1995 Moss Street was a three-doctor practice and under Dr Gibbins' guidance the list size has risen from 2000 to 5000 registered patients. 

Nurses gather to improve dementia services in Staffordshire communities

Around 80 community based nurses are coming together next month for a special event to discuss better ways to diagnose and support people with dementia and their families.

The event is being jointly organised by two of Staffordshire’s NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) who together serve over 275,000 patients (see Notes to Editors), with South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT), the University of Worcester’s Association for Dementia Studies and The Alzheimer’s Society.

The nurses all work in community settings, either within GP practices or as district nurses.

Clinical Commissioning Groups assume responsibility for commissioning General Practice

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.

New film helps explain 111 service

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.

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