New Primary Care roles in Tilbury and Chadwell Primary Care team

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NELFT is working with Thurrock CCG and General practices to offer new exciting roles within primary care. Find below details of the advert and links to the roles on offer. Closing Date 18 October 2018.

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

Better Care Together is our health and social care transformation programme. It focuses on ensuring that individuals and communities can receive the majority of support they require from within their neighbourhood. This includes a strong focus on prevention and staying well - enabling individuals to achieve the outcomes that matter most to them.

20s and 30s cancer support meet-up

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If you’re in your 20s and 30s and have had a cancer diagnosis, why not come along to an informal meet-up at Ye Olde Smack in Leigh-on-Sea.

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Share your thoughts, feelings and experiences with people who have their own cancer experiences at an informal hang out. Newbies and plus ones are welcome.

The meet-up takes place at Ye Olde Smack on Monday 22 October 2018 from 7pm. For more information and to book a free place, click the link below:

Trekstock Essex Meet Up October https://www.trekstock.com/Event/essex-meet-up-october

Film on how to go out your way

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A new film looks at how talking about your wishes for after death now can help alleviate the stresses of planning a goodbye and make sure you get the send-off you deserve.

In September St Luke’s Hospice released, ‘Your Life, Your Choice, Your Plan, Let’s Talk’. It’s a film created by St Luke’s alongside other prominent organisations in Basildon & Thurrock, & the long awaited premiere was at the magical venue, Old Regent Ballroom.

The short film shows a diverse group of people, talking about their own bucket lists, memories & things they may wish to happen at their own funeral.

Penny Meadows, St Luke’s Hospice, Wellbeing & Information Facilitator said, "The Dying Matters campaign this year aims to encourage the nation to take five crucial actions in order to be ready for someone’s end of life wishes. The message is that by focusing on five things you can do today it will make life easier for your family & loved ones when you die. No one likes to think about their own mortality, much less discuss it. So we are hoping that by raising awareness of these five practical steps, we can all discuss the matter while we are still in good health, as this will help alleviate problems that could occur later.’’

The five steps are:

  1. Make a Will
  2. Record your funeral wishes
  3. Plan your future care and support
  4. Register as an organ donor
  5. Tell your loved ones your wishes

Copies of the film are available for public use for a small cost. For more information, please contact Penny Meadows on 01375 648170 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Autumn 2018 issue of CCG Insight is out now!

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CCG Insight front cover September 2018

We’ve released the latest edition of CCG Insight, a magazine packed full of information on healthcare in Thurrock plus details of the CCG's and our partners' work in the community.

The autumn issue features:

  • A quick summary of our Annual Report and Accounts, including details on our targets and expenditure;
  • An update on the health transformation programme from Mid and South Essex Sustainability and Transformation Plan;
  • Information on support for carers available at St Luke’s Hospice; and
  • A reminder on the importance of getting the flu jab.

You can find out more about all of these stories and more by clicking on the link below. We hope you enjoy reading it! Please feel free to share with friends, family members and colleagues.

pdf CCG Insight – Autumn 2018 (issue 12) (1.36 MB)

Focus group to discuss plans to tackle obesity

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Thurrock Council is calling on Thurrock residents to join its focus group on its plans to help residents in Thurrock reduce their weight.

The Council’s Public Health team have been developing a new obesity strategy for Thurrock which will guide action to tackle obesity in the area. The strategy takes into account the wide ranging courses of obesity and what the Council can do to help residents to tackle it.

The focus group is an opportunity to help the public health team to understand the barriers to achieving a healthy weight and healthy lifestyle in Thurrock.

Obesity is a complex problem that can impact on people’s health and lifestyle. It can lead to serious health conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and some cancers. These conditions can be difficult to manage, can impact heavily on a person’s quality of life and can lead to hospitalisation and even threaten life.

There are a large number of factors that can lead to obesity and the strategy developed by the Council takes a look at the issue as a whole. Multiple areas of the Council’s working have been included in the report, including health, social care, planning, housing, transport, and the environment.

The focus group will be taking place on Tuesday 06 November from 5.45pm to 8pm at the Community House in Grays, RM17 6DR. Attendees will receive a home pack including a free swimming voucher. Places are limited, to book your place please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01375 652 510

If you know anyone who might be interested in attending, please feel free to share the below flyer:

pdf Healthy Weight Focus Group flyer (361 KB)

 

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