Mandy Ansell – Life in the fast lane! blog 2

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The latest blog from Thurrock CCG's Accountable Officer, Mandy Ansell, looks back to our engagement event held in early March and looks forward to plans for primary care in Tilbury and Grays.


As we near the financial year end and begin to take stock of our last year, we can look back at an incredibly busy time. I’m particularly proud of our achievements in primary care and forging links with our community providers. But I’m also excited for the next years ahead as we start to see our plans to transform health and care in Thurrock come to life. We are being asked to share, with other areas in Essex, how we are giving local people a model of care that really is person centred.

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This month has as usual been very busy. We held an engagement day on 02 March at the Beehive, where we were able to tell people how much work has gone on behind the scenes to bring the For Thurrock in Thurrock vision in to reality. Look out for the next issue of the magazine for information on Accountable Care Partnerships in Tilbury. We’ve worked with care agencies to close an out-of-date ward and bring new intermediate beds for people back into Thurrock. These beds will be excellent in helping to unblock our hospitals, and giving care to people who aren’t quite well enough to be at home but don’t need a hospital bed. We also spoke about the Success Regime and what’s coming next for hospital services.

If you live in Tilbury and Grays, we are talking to people about our ideas to improve primary care services in Thurrock. Our GP Forward View will see us bringing GP practices together with one provider, to offer patient sustainable, quality care and to say goodbye to buildings that are no longer fit for modern medicine. Coming up next month we’ll be in Tilbury locality to talk about the new Integrated Healthy Living Centres, giving people a chance to have their say on what their new primary care service will offer. Watch this space for a chance to comment on the proposals!

Mandy Ansell (Accountable Officer) Blog
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