With Rushcliffe CCG

August 2016

Your health, our priority


Welcome to our latest edition of our e-bulletin.

News from Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group

Annual General Meeting 

Our Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday 21 September 6pm to 7pm

Refreshments available from 5pm at Rushcliffe Council Chamber, Rushcliffe Civic Centre, Pavilion Road, West Bridgford NG2 5FE

Open to all Rushcliffe residents.

The Annual General Meeting will be split into two parts. The first part will present the annual report and accounts 2015 - 2016 and the second part will look at planning for the future.

Speakers will include:

Dr Stephen Shortt, Clinical Lead - A new model of care - Multi - Specialty Community Provider (MCP)
Deborah Taylor, Community Liaison Matron - Supporting the health of older people
Dr Nick Page, Clinical Lead for Mental Health - Mental Health 

Please email to confirm attendance

Click here for the programme and a patient leaflet 

Vanguards of an integrated care revolution

An article has been published online by the British Medical Association (BMA) regarding the development of Principia MCP using the Fracture Liaison as a case study.

Click here to read this article 

One You Campaign 

The ‘One You’ campaign is to help adults across the country avoid future diseases caused by modern day life.

Everyday habits and behaviours, such as eating too much unhealthy food, drinking more than is recommended, continuing to smoke and not being active enough, are responsible for around 40% of all deaths in England, and cost the NHS more than £11 billion a year.

‘One You’ aims to encourage adults, particular those in middle age, to take control of their health to enjoy significant benefits now, and in later life.

Find out more about "One You" by visiting us at:

Sutton Bonnington Show 4 September All Day
Morrisons Gamston 6 September 11am and 15 September 4.30pm 

Investors in the Environment Green Award

Rushcliffe CCG has been presented with the Investors in the Environment Green award which is the top level award consisting of high-level criteria being met followed by an official auditing process. By qualifying for the top-level Green award the CCG was classed as a green leader and help to set the standard for the environment amongst businesses.


Get Involved

Partnership in Maternity - Survey: The role of the Father / Birth partner 

The Partnership in Maternity Services is a group of healthcare and early year’s professionals. The Partnership will be engaging with people who use maternity services (mothers, fathers, carers and mothers, fathers to-be) and working together to ensure that maternity services respond to the needs of expectant mothers, fathers, their newborn babies and their families.

The Partnership would like your views and feedback to let us know how local maternity services could be improved and developed and any areas that need to be reviewed/or and monitored. It gives you the opportunity to share your feedback on the care you have received.

Click here for a hard copy of the survey

The Patient Safety Reference Group is looking for new members

The Patient Safety Reference Group (PSRG) is a mixture of patient/ public representatives and NUH staff. The group meet monthly (currently on a Monday or Friday) for 1 hour and information is sent out to the group between meetings via email. The purpose of the group is to evaluate current patient safety information available both in the Trust and also externally. The group is responsible for designing, developing and evaluating a “patient safety set” of information that is easily accessible for patients and members of the public. Feedback regarding these resources (leaflets, videos, podcasts and websites) is collected via questionnaires and focus groups. They are looking for new members to join and participate in this recently formed group to help improve the safety of patients.

For further information please contact Debbie Allcock, Patient Safety Engagement Nurse on 0115 9691169 ext.57422 or via email

NICE Question Time comes to Nottingham – 21 September 

NICE will be holding a public Board Meeting and Question Time session in Nottingham on the 21 September. This is a meeting that they hold bi-monthly across the UK and encourage as many people as possible to attend. The venue will be Nottingham Council House, Old Market Square.

Click here for a poster with more information 

The website to register attendance is 

New Carers Groups in Rushcliffe, Gedling and Broxtowe 

Get to meet other carers, take a break from your caring role and take part in fun activities 

Click here for a poster with more information and how to refer a Young Carer to an appropriate group. 

Nottinghamshire Citizen's Panel

The Nottinghamshire citizen's panel is a group of people from all backgrounds and areas of the county who give their opinion on council services through questionnaires and focus groups.

The purpose of the panel is to:

Panel members are consulted regularly on a numbers of County Council services.

Join the panel at

You can join if you are:

Learning Disability Transforming Care Programme Update 

Between February 2016 and May 2016 a twelve week public consultation was undertaken by Nottingham City CCG. This was to check that the proposed Transforming Care Programme plans reflected what people needed to support them to stay in their community near family and friends rather than living in hospitals for long periods of time.

Two public feedback events will be held tol share the results from the consultation, how plans are responding to the issues/concerns raised and how appropriate engagement with interested people will be maintained 

Click here for a poster giving information about the feedback events.


Upcoming Events

Talking Memories 

Five week course using objects, artefacts and photographs from Nottinghamshire County Council Libraries service "Memory Lane" collection and Creative Paths Reminiscence collection to stimulate activity, recall and conversation. 

Starts 5 September at Middle Street Resource Centre, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 2AR 

Click here for a poster advertising the event

Rushcliffe Indoor Bowls Club Informatoin Evening - 6th September

Click here for information regarding an information evening being hosted at Rushcliffe Borough Council to encourage returning and new members to Rushcliffe Indoor Bowls Club when Rushcliffe Arena opens in the New Year.

On the night, those attending can find out about the club, the new indoor bowls facility and the future of the sport through its governing body’s – to book a place, visit

Sunday Funday

A free, fun festival celebrating health, sport and well-being.

Sunday 11 September 2016 12 pm - 5 pm - Rushcliffe Country Park, Ruddington 

Free admission 

Click here for a poster with more information 

Watercolours for Wellbeing

 Five week course aimed at adults with little or no previous experience of painting with watercolour. A creative course for people over 55 living with a mental health problem. 

Starts 13 September at Middle Street Resource Centre, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 2AR 

Click here for a poster advertising the event

Jump Avenue 

‘Jump Avenue’ is a free 10 week interactive and engaging healthy lifestyle programme packed full of fun and learning for children who are overweight and their parents / carers in a supportive, welcoming and friendly environment.

Start date is 20 September 2016 at Edwalton Primary School

Children must be aged between 5-11 years and meet certain eligibility criteria 

Click here for a poster advertising this programme


A new exercise programme for people with dementia run by the community organisation of Notts County Football Club.

They offer a wide range of health initiatives across Nottingham and this includes a number of mental health programmes. They have recently added an exercise programme specifically for women with dementia. 

Click here to view a poster for the programme

Save the Date' Equality Conference - Thursday, 10th November 2016

The joint CCG’s/NUH equality conference will be held on Thursday, 10th November at the ICCA, Hucknall Road, Nottingham.

The conference will be scheduled to run from approximately 9.30am to 4pm.

Further details of the day will follow.

If you would like to register for a place at the conference please email myself on


Newsletters and reports

East Midlands Respiratory Programme- Newsletter August 2016

Click here for the East Midlands Respiratory Programme Newsletter for August 2016.

It includes:

Final First Contact Newsletter

First Contact is delivered by Rushcliffe Community and Voluntary Service on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council. 

First Contact helps to provide information for people aged 60 and over, about services to help them remain safe and independent in their own home. 

A review was undertaken by the Adult Social Care Committee (Nottingham County Council) which found that other new services were now available to help support people who are at risk of deteriorating health and independence. The review also found that many of the services that were originally on the First Contact checklist were no longer available. It was therefore decided that the First Contact Signposting Scheme will no longer continue after 30 September 2016. 

A range of services and support available at including social care support, voluntary agencies, befriending, groups and activities.

Click here to read the Final First Contact Newsletter

Healthwatch Nottinghamshire Newsletter Summer 2016 

Click here for a newsletter containing local news from your Healthwatch 

Public Face Issue 93 - 25 August 2016 

Public Face shares news about patient and public involvement (PPI) activities in health and social care and in research across 786 stakeholders in the East Midlands. It contains snippets of news to help you find out more and get involved.

Click here for the recent edition 


Useful information and updates

Suicide Prevention Health Committee inquiry launched

The Health Committee has launched an inquiry into the action which is necessary to improve suicide prevention in England.

Read more here 

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