Cannock urged to join the war on antibiotic resistance

Patients in the Cannock area are being urged to use antibiotics responsibly to keep them in good health and prevent disease-resistant infection from spreading.

Antibiotics are a vital tool for treating infections such as pneumonia, meningitis and tuberculosis and for preventing infections during surgical procedures and cancer treatment. However, the more antibiotics are used the less effective they become because overuse gives resistant bacteria a greater chance to survive and spread.

Joint Staff Awards 2016

Staff from Cannock Chase CCG, Stafford and Surrounds CCG and South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCG along with colleagues from Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit came together for their first joint staff awards on 21 June. 58 nominations were received, and the judging panel spent a long time making their decision. All winners and highly commended staff are listed below but all nominees also received a certificate.

South Staffordshire set to receive special dementia support

South Staffordshire is to become a more dementia-friendly community as Lindsey Smith joins the Alzheimer’s Society this week (20 June) as a new information worker with a focus on the area.

She will be encouraging individuals and organisations to share the responsibility for ensuring that people with dementia feel understood, valued and able to contribute to their community.

Local people asked to help set the record straight during Diabetes Week

Local and national health leaders are calling on people with diabetes to help set the record straight by sharing their stories, facts and videos to let others know the truth about diabetes. 

Statistics show most of us know a friend or family member living with diabetes. Yet, it’s still hugely misunderstood condition with many myths and misconceptions – such as diabetes is a disease solely confined to people who are overweight. Hence the reason Diabetes Week 2016 (Sunday 12 June to Saturday 18 June 2016) has the theme ‘setting the record straight’.

Annual General Meeting 7 July 2016

The Annual General Meeting of Cannock Chase Clinical Commissioning Group took place on Thursday 7th July 2016 at the Aquarius Ballroom and Banqueting Suite, Hednesford, WS12 1BT.

The meeting was attended by patients, residents, members and staff to celebrate the highlights and achievements of Cannock Chase Clinical Commissioning Group. During the meeting we discussed some next steps and future developments planned for the year ahead. View our Annual Report and Accounts 2015-16. There was also an opportunity for members of the public to put questions to the Governing Body.

  document Download a copy of the presentation made at the meeting (5.80 MB)

View our four-page Annual Report summary produced in partnership with Stafford and Surrounds CCG and South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCG.

Tell us what you think about NHS diabetes services

Do you have diabetes? 

Are you supported by NHS services in the community or in hospital? 

Would you like to tell us what you think?

Stafford and Surrounds CCG, Cannock Chase CCG and South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCG (Seisdon Peninsula only) are reviewing the support that adult patients (over 18s) with type I and type II diabetes receive, whether care is delivered in their GP practice, at local clinics or in hospital.

New Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service provider announced

Commissioners in Staffordshire from all six Clinical Commissioning Groups and Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust have announced the new provider of Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service for the county.

The service provides transportation for patients with a medical need to and from outpatient hospital appointments as well as supporting hospitals to move patients who are medically stable out of hospital beds and onto more suitable hospitals where the right level of care can be provided.

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