With Rushcliffe CCG

July 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.

Please email to confirm attendance

Summer Events Programme

As part of the MCP Self-Care campaign we are promoting the 'One You' campaign at local summer events across the Borough. If you are attending with your family and friends it would be good to see you and have your support!

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

Click here to take the 'One You' Quiz and see how you score 

Click here for more information on 'One You'. 

Click here for a list of summer events we are attending

Click here to read the patient leaflet on improving services in Rushcliffe.

Diabetes Forum 

The next Diabetes Forum takes place on Wednesday 27 July 10am - 11.30am 

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

Speaker - Alison Musgrove on Podiatry 

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.

Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Steering Group 

We have a vacancy on the NHS Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group Mental Health and Learning Disability Steering Group.

The group meets bi-monthly, normally on a Thursday afternoon from 2 – 4 pm at Easthorpe House, Ruddington, NG11 6LQ

Travel expenses are paid.

The purpose of the group is to provide a forum where a collective knowledge on mental health and learning disability service delivery and issues can be shared and provided to NHS Rushcliffe CCG Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Group, in order to improve services and feed intelligence into the commissioning and contracting process in the future.

Please email your expression to by Friday 19 August 2016  if you would be interested in being considered for this group, if you could include a brief outline of your involvement and what you feel you would bring to the group from a patient perspective, this may assist if we have more responses than vacancies.


Get Involved

National Carers Strategy - Call for Evidence

The Department of Health  think a new strategy for carers is needed that sets out how more can be done to support them. It needs to reflect their lives now, their health and financial concerns, and give them the support they need to live well while caring for a family member or friend.

To help develop the strategy, the Department of Health want to hear from carers, those who have someone who care for them, business, social workers, NHS staff and other professionals that support carers.

The closing date for the consultation has been extended until 31 July 2016 (from June 30 2016). This will help to make sure they hear from all those they would like to reach and understand the complex diversity of caring roles – both carers and those they care for.

Further information is available through the link below:

Expert by Experience Programme 

Do you have experience of using a health service or a social care service?
Do you have experience of caring for a relative who uses any of these?

a-2-e are working with Choice Support to recruit and train Experts by Experience to be held on a register of casual workers. There is no payment for being on the register and no guarantee of regular work but work done is paid work.

Experts by Experience have recent experience of services and are recruited to join Care Quality Commission Inspection teams, helping people who use services to have their say.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of Health and Social Care in England. It inspects health and social care services.

Click here for more information 

Partnership in Maternity - Apps and use of e-communication across the maternity pathway

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 them 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 on the link below to complete the survey

Or here to download the survey. 

The closing date is 8 August 2016 


Upcoming Events

Family Fundraiser Monday 1 August 2016 

Free Family Event 1st August. See Hope Garner Skydive from 10.000 ft in memory of her father. 

All funds are being raised for SOS - Silence of Suicide. SOS work in partnership with The Kaleidoscope Plus Group to eradicate the stigma of mental illness and raise awareness of suicide and related issues. 

10.30am - 1.30pm Langar Airfield, Langar, Notts NG13 9HY

Click here for a poster for the event 

Rushcliffe Asian Community Association (RACA) Event Monday 1 August 2016 

A Health Awareness day at Julian Cahn Pavilion, West Park, West Bridgford, NG2 7JE at 10am - 2pm. 

The event is in its 11th year and the theme this year is "Help someone to become a Donor"

You can also enjoy a healthy Indian meal 

Click here for a poster advertising the event 


Newsletters and reports

Healthwatch News Summer 2016 

Local news from your Healthwatch. Click here for the summer edition of the newsletter. 

Rushcliffe Community Voluntary Services (RCVS) Newsletter

Click here for the July 2016 edition of the newsletter

Keep up to date with news and information about all of their services by visiting their website You can contact RCVS on 0115 969 9060.

Summer newsletter for

Please find below the link for the Summer newsletter for at

Public Face 85

Public Face shares news about patient and public involvement (PPI) activities in health and social care and in research across 794 stakeholders in the East Midlands. It contains snippets of news to help you find out more and get involved

Click here for the latest edition of the newsletter 


Useful information and updates

 Downloadable Mental Health Resources

The Mental Health Foundation have produced a series of useful resources which are available for free download or for purchase as a hard copy for a small cost.

The ‘How to’ guides cover various elements of improvement of Mental Health from physical activity to anxiety.

West Bridgford Events Programme 

Click here for a copy of the latest events programme for West Bridgford Library.

To book or to find out more information about any of our events please contact  the library.  More details can also be found on their website:


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