With Rushcliffe CCG

June 2016

Your health, our priority


Welcome to our latest edition of our e-bulletin.

News from Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group

Principia MCP Vanguard 

Rushcliffe has been chosen by NHS England as one of 50 ‘Vanguards’ across the country to lead significant changes in the way local health and social care services are delivered.  As part of our ‘Vanguard’ status we have been awarded national funding to help us improve the quality of local health and social care.

Take a look at the Principia MCP Vanguard page on our website for latest news and monthly MCP updates. 

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 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

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.


Get Involved

Do you use home care? Do you care for someone who does? If so, we need your help

We are choosing providers of home care to support people in Nottinghamshire from autumn 2017.
We want people who use these services, and their carers, to help us to think about who will be the best providers for local people.

If you would like to be involved, please join us 10.30am to 12.30pm on Wednesday 22 June or Tuesday 28 June. 

Click here for more details on the consultation events.

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:

Understanding your views and experiences of Mental Health Crisis services 

Healthwatch Nottinghamshire and Healthwatch Nottingham have been asked by Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group, on behalf of local NHS organisations who design mental health crisis services, to talk to people to better understand your experiences of using these services. This includes whether you know how to access them and what support you would want from them if you needed to use them in the future.

Healthwatch would like to talk to you in a group or on your own about your experiences or if you prefer you can complete a short survey either in paper form or on their website:

Click here for more information on the consultation. The consultation closes 30 June 2016. 

Call to action on Post-Diagnostic Support

Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) is embarking on its next call to action, which will look at post-diagnostic support (PDS). Through their survey, they would like to involve people living with dementia and carers to share their experiences of the support they received following their diagnosis, and health & social care organisations to gather their views and experiences on PDS.


They would be grateful if you could fill this in and share your experiences by 27th June:

Survey for people affected by dementia
Survey for health & social care organisations
Survey for Local Authorities.


Upcoming Events

Future of Health Care in Radcliffe 

Radcliffe Surgery Forum (RSF), your Patient Participation Group (PPG), is holding a ‘Question Time’ style health event.

Saturday 18 June 11am - 12.30pm 

The Grange Hall, Vicarage Lane, Radcliffe on Trent NG12 2FB

REFRESHMENTS: tea, coffee, cakes & samosas from 10.30am

A panel of doctors from Radcliffe Surgery and PartnersHealth will be answering your questions alongside the RSF Chair

Click here for a poster for the event 

Rushcliffe Hard of Hearing Group

A new group being held at Trent Bridge Inn, West Bridgford on Wednesday 22 June 10.45am to 12.15pm and then every 4th Wednesday of the month. 

Social events, outings, speakers, raffle and information. 

Click here for a poster advertising the event 

Talk about medicines week

The Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) Talk about Medicines week is starting in the Market Square this year on Saturday 25th June. There will be representatives from NUH as well as CCG pharmacy colleagues there, to encourage people to get more involved in medication management for themselves or as carers.

On Monday-Friday 27th June -1st July, there will also be information stands for patients and carers at:

City campus - Outpatients Clinic 4-5
QMC - Outside Trust Pharmacy near main entrance
QMC Treatment Centre


Newsletters and reports

First Contact Newsletter

Please click here for the April edition of the First Contact Newsletter 

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. Rushcliffe Community Voluntary Service coordinate this scheme for the south of the county – Rushcliffe, Broxtowe and Gedling.

Healthwatch News May 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

Healthwatch Nottinghamshire welcomes new Chair 

Click here for the press release


Useful information and updates

Free Mental Health Self Care Workshops 

The Kaleidoscope Plus Group are commissioned by Nottinghamshire County Council to provide Mental health self care community workshops 

The workshops focus on building resilience and preventing mental health problems using Five Ways to Wellbeing. The workshops are free and open to everyone, and are an opportunity for people to meet in a relaxed, informal environment, to discuss their experience with mental health and wellbeing issues.

Please go to the following link which gives details on the community workshops 

Click here for a poster advertising the community workshops 

Research Study - relatives and/or carers of people with psychosis or bipolar disorder

The Lancaster University study is aimed at relatives and/or carers of people with psychosis or bipolar disorder. The study is called: REACT - Relatives Education and Coping Toolkit. REACT itself is an online toolkit aimed at reducing relatives’ / carers’ distress. People who register online, will be asked some initial questions about their experiences to ensure they are seeking help and that they are ‘distressed’ as that is the primary outcome measure. After that stage people will be randomly allocated to receive either the REACT toolkit or Resource Directory.

REACT Toolkit

The toolkit contains lots of information, ideas of strategies to manage common problems, and stories from other relatives about their experiences. You can contact a REACT Supporter who is a trained relative who can provide additional support relevant to your personal needs. There is also an online forum (REACT Group) where you can talk directly with other relatives (or close friends) using the site.

Resource Directory

The Resource Directory lists details of how to access the full range of support currently available to relatives (or close friends) of people with psychosis or bipolar disorder including links to the websites of the main national mental health organisations and details of how to access support through NHS health services.

Relatives will be asked to answer the same questions at baseline, 12 weeks and 24 weeks to evaluate the effectiveness of the REACT toolkit and the aim is, if successful for it to be rolled out nationally.

Click here for a poster with more information 


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