With Rushcliffe CCG

January 2017

Your health, our priority


Welcome to our latest edition of our e-bulletin.

News from Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group

Care Quality Commission inspections of Rushcliffe GP Practices

The quality of care provided by GP practices in Rushcliffe has been rated either ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ overall and ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ across all 5 domains in all 12 GP Practices: 

The full reports for each practice can be found on the CQC website at:

More national funding for new model of care in Rushcliffe 

The Principia MCP has received a further £3.530m for its part in a national NHS programme to implement new models of providing health and care. 

A first allocation of £3.791m for the financial year 2015-16 was announced in December 2015 with a second allocation of £3.530m for 2016-17 provided in May 2016.  Vanguard funding comes from a national NHS transformation fund of £200 million to support transformational change.   

Rushcliffe was announced as a vanguard site in March 2015 following Principia’s proposal to establish a Multi-specialty Community Provider (MCP) model of care.  This new model focuses on prevention, proactive and integrated care as well as moving some traditional hospital services out into community settings, closer to home such as long-term conditions management, diagnostics and outpatient clinics.

The Principia MCP is sponsored by Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group and is one of 50 ‘vanguards’ for the national new care models programme which will deliver the NHS Five Year Forward View – the vision for the future of the NHS.  Vanguard sites across the country are leading the development new care models that will act as the blueprint for the future of the health and care system in England.

As well as the financial allocation, vanguards also receive a package of practical support from NHS England to transform services at scale and pace.


Get Involved

Have you say about over the counter medications on prescription for any minor illness 

We are proposing to limit over the counter medicines on prescription for minor illnesses (such as colds or sore throats) and we’d really like to hear your views.

We have been holding engagement events to hear your views. The next engagements events are on the following dates:

Date Time Venue
Tuesday 31 January  2.15pm - 3.45pm  Bingham Library, Eaton Place, Bingham, Nottingham, NG13 8BE 
Thursday 2 February  1pm - 3pm  Stapleford Library, Church Street, Stapleford, NG9 8GA
Friday 3 February  10am - 12pm  Eastwood Library, Wellington Place, Eastwood, NG16 3GB


To book your place contact the patient experience team on 0800 028 3693 (option 2) or email 

If you cannot make one of the events, you can still have your say:

Go to: or call: 0800 028 3693 (option 2) to get a printed copy or complete over the phone.

The survey closes on Friday 3 February 2017

NUH Service Review 

During this year, the Greater Nottingham Clinical Commissioning Groups undertook clinically-led reviews on a set of services that fall outside of the National tariff payment mechanism.

The reviews were initiated because, whilst providing high quality care, closer to home, that delivers the best outcomes for patients remains our priority, we also need to ensure that we are getting the very best value for money when commissioning publicly funded health services.

As part of this ongoing work, we have identified some services currently delivered by Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) that can be delivered in a community setting, closer to patients’ homes and provide better value to the local NHS. Moving services into the community will also provide much needed capacity within our hospitals.

Elements of services that need to be delivered in a hospital setting, will continue to be delivered there.

Click here to read summaries of the services that are being proposed as transferring to a community setting. 

Opportunity to get involved 

PartnersHealth are looking for a patient representative to support them to develop the service to provide the Improving Access to General Practice. Find out about more about PartnerHealth

They are looking for someone who is able to work with them and sense check the solutions that are being worked on for extending hours during the week and weekend service.

PartnersHealth anticipate that mainly people of working age will want to access this service and they will be looking to integrate advanced technologies into the service to match that populations needs. They would like a representative who would be a user of the service and who would be able to support them with the technology solutions.

At this stage we are looking for expressions of interest from patients registered with a Rushcliffe CCG GP practice. If you feel that this is something you would like to get involved with, please email: by Friday 27 January 2017.  Further details will then be sent to those who have expressed an interest to enable them to make the decision if they would like to be involved in this opportunity.

Travel expenses will be paid.

Accessible Information Standard Review – Have Your Say 

The Accessible Information Standard (SCCI1605 Accessible Information) sets out requirements for organisations to identify, record, flag, share and meet the information and communication needs of people with a disability, impairment or sensory loss.

All organisations that provide NHS care and / or publicly-funded adult social care must follow the Standard in full from 1 August 2016 onwards.

In early 2017, NHS England is reviewing the Standard to assess the impact and to ensure that it is ‘fit for purpose’. As part of the review they are inviting views via three surveys aimed at different groups:

All of the surveys are available from their website

Please take the time to have your say before the deadline of 10 March 2017.

Notts County FC Football in the Community's Dementia and Mental Health Projects for Adults

Notts County FC Football in the Community are recruiting to their dementia and mental health projects, which take place on Wednesdays at Portland Centre near Trent Bridge and are FREE for all participants. 

The projects include:

Upcoming Events

Help shape the future of your health and care 

The draft SustainableTransformation Plan (STP) for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire was published in November last year, and outlines how local NHS providers, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), councils, and other health and care services collectively plan to improve the quality of care, their population’s health and manage finances across the system. The full plan, appendices and a summary guide are available at

Since publication on 24 November, people have been able to provide general feedback on the draft plan and raise specific questions via email, post or telephone. 

To provide more opportunity for public feedback, a series of events has now been planned during January and February across the city and county. Local people are invited to attend, hear more about the STP and how it will affect patients, citizens, carers and service users and take part in discussion with representatives from the STP partner organisations.

The events will take place as follows and are open to all:

10 am to 12 noon Tuesday 24 January 2017
City Ground (Nottingham Forest Football Club), Trent Bridge, Nottingham NG2 5FJ 

6 to 8pm Thursday 9 February 2017
Newark Town Hall, Market Place, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1DU

2 to 4pm Friday 10 February 2017
Mansfield Central Library, Four Seasons Centre, West Gate, Mansfield NG18 1NH

5 to 7pm Wednesday 22 February 2017          
Council House, Market Square, Nottingham NG1 2DT

In addition, the draft STP will be discussed at a meeting for Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust public members from 10am to 12 noon on Tuesday 31 January at the Education Conference Centre, Nottingham City Hospital, NG5 1PB.

To register your interest in attending any of the events above please call Rosie Atkin on 0115 883 5159 or email

Diabetes Forum 

Wednesday 1 February 10am - 11.30am 
Rushcliffe Borough Council, Rushcliffe Arena, Rugby Road, West Bridgford, NOTTINGHAM, NG2 7YG

DESMOND - Diabetes Structured Education

An insight into the resources used within DESMOND followed by a food based session with a focus on carbohydrates

Presented by Sophie Corner - Diabetes Lay Educator and Amy Hughes-Freeman – Specialist Community Dietitian

Visual Arts and Dementia Workshop 

1 and 2 February 2017 

FREE event. For people living with dementia and their carers to enjoy two days exploring the visual arts with artists and researchers in dementia care.

Click here to view a poster with more information 

Sustainable Transformation Plan (STP) Update Webinar 

Invitation to Voluntary, community and social enterprise sector partners for an update webinar on the STP. 

Date: 30 Jan 2017
Time: 12noon-1pm

We would like to invite Voluntary, community and social enterprise sector partners to join us for an NHS England webinar for a national update on Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs).

The webinar will include:

For more information on STPs please see

To join the webinar please contact Jonathan Leahy via email: and Jonathan will provide you with the joining instructions for the webinar.

Newsletters and reports

Rushcliffe Community and Voluntary Service (RCVS) Newsletter

Click here for the latest edition of the RCVS newsletter 

Keep up to date with news and information about all of our services by visiting their website

Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Adults Board Report

The Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Adults Board (NSAB) is made up of representatives from organisations including Nottinghamshire Police, Crown Prosecution Service, NHS, local councils and voluntary organisations.

Its main responsibility is to work together to help vulnerable adults who may have been abused and to help prevent vulnerable adults being abused.

They treat cases of suspected abuse extremely seriously and all of the organisations within the NSAB work closely together, using the same policies and procedures, to ensure that all vulnerable adults are protected from abuse.

Click here to read their annual report 


Useful information and updates

Sport England’s Active Ageing Fund Opens to Applications

Sport England has launched its £10 million Active Ageing Fund to help inactive people aged over 55 years to get active.

Sport England is distributing £10 million of National Lottery funding to partners who are willing to co-design innovative, different and - in some cases - experimental approaches to:

Grants ranging between £50,000 and £500,000 are available for projects lasting a minimum of one year under the two following strands:

Once the project is fully developed and Sport England is satisfied with the plans, it will look to move organisations forward to the full application stage. Sport England assumes that projects will follow this two phased approach unless there is justification for a full award.

Sport England anticipates awarding grants mainly for revenue funding, but will consider investing modest capital funding where appropriate (for example, funding the purchase of equipment or modest structural changes to a building to increase accessibility).

In exceptional circumstances awards of up to £1 million may be invested where insight and evidence suggest such an investment is appropriate.

The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 13 February 2017 (12 noon).

The Link is:


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