With Rushcliffe CCG

April 2016

Your health, our priority


Welcome to our latest edition of our e-bulletin.

News from Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group

Changes to Gluten-Free Food Availability on Prescription 

Following a three month consultation period, the NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups for Rushcliffe, Nottingham North and East and Nottingham West are changing their policy in relation to the availability of gluten-free food on prescription.

After collating feedback from the consultation, and listening to the recommendations of the clinical, patient and governing bodies of the CCGs, the gluten-free food allowance on prescription will be as follows:

Four units in total of long life bread and/or flour each month on prescription for patients with a diagnosed condition of coeliac disease or dermatitis herpetiformis.

Click here for more information

You Said, We Did Report 

Issues Raised by Patients, Public and Carers to the Patient Experience Team July 2015 to December 2015

Click here to read the report 

Carers Forum

The next Carers Forum takes place on Tuesday 19 April 2.30 to 4pm

Keyworth Library, Church Drive, Keyworth NG12 5FF

The purpose of the Carers Forum is to raise awareness of carers including young carers within the population of NHS Rushcliffe CCG and positively promote access to carers services.

Click here for an agenda to this meeting

Diabetes Forum  

The next Diabetes Forum takes place on Thursday 28 April 5 to 6.30pm

West Bridgford Library, Bridgford Rd, West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire NG2 6AT

The purpose of the Diabetes Forum is to raise awareness of diabetes within the population of NHS Rushcliffe CCG and positively promote access to diabetes services and including education.

Click here to view a poster with more information 

Teledermatology Information Leaflet 

Click here for a leaflet with some information around Teledermatology service in Nottingham. It details what Teledermatology is and how it works 

Get Involved

Your Support to recruit Experts by Experience 

Help shape future care - Become an Expert by Experience

From April 2016 Together for Short Lives will be working with Choice Support in the central region of England to recruit Experts by Experience.

Experts by Experience are paid £15 an hour plus travel expenses.

Click here for more information 


Nottshelpyourself website has just been redesigned to make it easier for you to find information about a whole range of organisations and services including:

You can filter the information using a range of options including the type of service you're interested in, the location of that service, the age group it provides for, or any particular type of need or disability.

The website is compatible with smart phones and tablets, so you can find information when you're on the move. Those without a computer can also access the information in local libraries or children’s centres or by phoning the Customer Service Centre on 0300 500 80 80.

The link to the website is 

Nottinghamshire Healthy Child and Public Health Nursing Programme

Nottinghamshire County Council are consulting on the commissioning of an integrated ‘Healthy Child and Public Health Nursing Programme’ for all children and young people aged 0-19 year olds. The contracts for current services, which you will know as the Health Visiting service, the School Nursing service (including the National Child Measurement Programme) and the Family Nurse Partnership (which provides targeted support for young parents) will end on 31st March 2017.

In line with national direction Nottinghamshire County Council intends to commission a single, integrated ‘Healthy Child and Public Health Nursing Programme’ for 0-19 year olds.

From November 2015 to March 2016 they have engaged broadly with a wide range of people to inform the development of the proposed service model.

The survey can be found on Nottinghamshire County Council’s consultation page via

Health Issues for LGB Community in Nottinghamshire 

Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group are running a focus group in May for the LGB community – there will be a separate focus group the transgender community.

The focus group will be in between 7 and 9pm in May in a City Centre location yet to be arranged. The

Please access the doodlepoll link below and indicate which of the dates you can attend. 

Upcoming Events

Rushcliffe Together Annual Event 

Wednesday 20th April 2016 10.00 – 2.00pm at The Grange Hall, Radcliffe on Trent

Rushcliffe Together invites you to “Respect Rushcliffe”, an event exploring diversity, breaking down barriers and the local response to providing support. A free lunch is included!

Presentations and workshops will focus on:
Gypsy and Travellers – Fact of Fiction?
The Changing Face of Welfare Reform.

This free event is open to any group or individual working or living in Rushcliffe Borough.

To book a place please go to:

Long Term Conditions Event 

Wednesday 11 May 2016 5pm to 6.45pm 

Gamston Community Hall, Ambleside, Gamston, Nottingham, NG2 6PS

The purpose of the event is to meet Rushcliffe CCG's Healthcare Teams, listen to a talk from Dr Neil Fraser on long term conditions and what you can expect from your GP and meet the Community Matron who will be talking about advanced care planning.

Click here to view the poster for the event 

Nottingham Urology Centre Open Day

You are invited to Nottingham Urology Centre on Saturday 14 May from 10am to 2pm, a modern hi-tec specialist centre for all urological conditions

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust - City Hospital Campus
Hucknall Rd, Nottingham NG5 1PB

Click here to view a poster for this event 

Information Programme for Carers of People with Dementia 

The programme consists of seven, two hour weekly sessions, covering a different aspect of dementia. The groups are facilitated by specialists in dementia group work and will consist of about 10 carers.

4 May 2016 to 15 June 2016

Wednesday afternoons 3.30pm to 5.30pm 

All the sessions will be held at Radford Care Group Prospect Street Radford Nottingham NG7 5QE
Free parking is available

Click here for an information leaflet on the programme

For further enquiries or to book a place please call 0115 9786133.

A charge of £2.50 per session will be made to cover the cost of refreshments.

Costa Coffee Friendship Group

Costa Coffee is working in partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council to establish a Coffee Friendship Group which meets once a week to meet new friends and address isolation and loneliness.

Every Wednesday 2pm to 4pm at West Bridgford Costa

Click here for more information


Newsletters and reports

Healthwatch News March 2016 

Click here for the latest edition of Healthwatch News.

Healthwatch Nottinghamshire is your independent consumer champion for health and social care services.

‘Healthwatch News’ will keep you up to date with Healthwatch activities, as well as local news and events relevant to health and social care

Rushcliffe Community and Voluntary Services (RCVS) Newsletter

Click here for the March edition of the RCVS newsletter.

The newsletter keeps you up to date with news and information about all of their services

Public Face issues 71 and 73 

Click here for issue 71 of Public Face

Click here for issue 73 of Public Face 

Public Face shares news about patient and public involvement (PPI) activities in health and social care and in research across 772 stakeholders in the East Midlands. It contains snippets of news to help you find out more and get involved

Useful information and updates

West Bridgford Events Programme 

Click here to view a copy of the latest exciting events programme for West Bridgford Library.  To book or to find out more information about any of the events please don’t hesitate to contact the library.  

More details can also be found on their website:

One You - About One You

Because there is only one you

Modern life makes it hard to be healthy. The good news is we can fight back.

One You is here to help you get back to a healthier you, supporting you to make simple changes towards a longer and happier life. One You provides tools, support and encouragement every step of the way, to help improve your health right away. You are not alone – One You can help you make small changes yourself, or with friends and family.

Take the free One You health quiz to see how you score and start the fight back to a healthier you.

Awareness Months

April is an annual opportunity to raise awareness of bowel cancer. Click here for more information about Bowel Cancer, the symptoms and living with and beyond Bowel Cancer 




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