Keep Warm, Keep Well During Cold Weather

26th February 2018Health

As colder weather sweeps across Essex this week, NHS Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (MECCG) is urging local people to take extra care. Prolonged periods of cold weather can be dangerous, especially for the very young, very old or those with long term conditions. Dr Caroline Dollery, a local GP and Chair of MECCG said: … Read More

Make sure you’re protected against flu – get your jab now

3rd October 2017Health

NHS Mid Essex CCG is reminding people to be on the lookout for invitations to get their flu jab if they’re in the ‘at-risk’ groups. The invitation letters, from our local GPs, are being sent to adults aged over 65; those with long-term health conditions such as severe asthma or heart disease; carers; pregnant women; children … Read More

Spare Change or Real Change?

11th August 2017Health

When we see someone in distress, our first instinct is to help. Giving spare change seems like a kind, easy way to help. But it’s often the opposite. Every person begging has a different story to tell. People end up on the street through all kinds of problems, often building up over years. At some … Read More

Doctors and health care leaders announce a new development in the options for future hospital services in mid and south Essex.

21st July 2017Health

In recent months, two main options for change have been discussed with patients, staff and stakeholders. Both options would have seen significant changes to the way the three A&E departments at Broomfield, Basildon and Southend hospitals operate. Having studied the available evidence and listened carefully to the views of local people, patients and stakeholders, clinicians … Read More

Beat the queues in A&E – The Pharmacist Will See You Now

13th April 2017Health

Traffic on the roads at Easter is challenging and it can be just the same in A&E – so why not be smart and beat the queues in Mid Essex this Easter Bank Holiday weekend (14 – 17 April 2017). Patients can save time in the waiting room by visiting their pharmacist for quick, confidential … Read More

Do you want to make a difference to health and care in Essex? 

13th February 2017Health

Have you got what it takes to ensure that Healthwatch Essex is a thriving ‘independent voice for the people of Essex, helping to shape and improve local health and social care services’? A full role-profile, highlighting the main responsibilities of their Trustees, as well as the knowledge, skills, attributes and experience required, is available here: https://goo.gl/MzVYRo   Further details … Read More

Childhood Illness Workshops – back by popular demand

23rd January 2017Health

Parents across mid Essex are invited to a second phase of free NHS workshops aimed at providing information and advice about common childhood illnesses. Mid Essex CCG are running another series of workshops between 6th and 10th March 2017 and would like to invite local parents, grandparents and anyone  caring for children aged 0 -11 to come … Read More