With Rushcliffe CCG

November 2017

Your health, our priority


Welcome to our latest edition of our e-bulletin.

News from Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group

Principia Showcasing Event 2017

Principia have also recently held their 2017 Showcasing Event, where key representatives outlined the journey of innovation so far, the impact of current schemes and their replication and wider spread in future.

Workshops highlighted innovations in Frailty, Elective Care, Mental Health, and Enhanced Support to Care Homes, and two films provided a unique opportunity to experience first-hand accounts from colleagues, clinicians and patients involved.

Click here for more information and to view resources from this event.


Get Involved

Consultation on draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment for Nottinghamshire County and Nottingham City

The local Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) is a document that outlines services and ensures that pharmaceutical services across Nottinghamshire County and Nottingham City both meet the needs of the population and that they are in the correct locations to support local residents.  There is a separate PNA for Nottinghamshire County and Nottingham City.

Pharmaceutical services are provided by Community Pharmacies, Dispensing GP Practices and Dispensing Appliance Contractors.

The PNA is important because it will be used as the basis for informing decisions when applications for new pharmacies are received and for commissioning of new services within community pharmacies.

There exists a legal duty to consult with a range of relevant local clinical groups, including local pharmacies, NHS Trusts and other partners. Interested members of the public are also welcome to comment.

There is a separate consultation for each of the PNAs.  They can be accessed from the links below.

This consultation will run for 60 days from 13th November 2017 to 12th January 2018.

All consultation findings and comments will be summarised to produce the final local PNA documents.

We really value your views and would greatly appreciate it if you could spend some time to complete these consultations.

Please access the Nottinghamshire County PNA consultation and associated reports HERE

Please access the Nottingham City PNA consultation and associated reports HERE

Further help:

If you need a paper copy or need help completing the survey, please contact

For County:

Julia Thornborough  0115 9773154.

For City:

Julie Carlin 0115 8764091

Nottinghamshire County and Nottingham City Health and Wellbeing Boards would like to thank you for taking the time to give your responses.

Cllr John Doddy                                                 Cllr Nick McDonal

Nottinghamshire County                                    Nottingham City

Health and Wellbeing Board Chair                    Health and Wellbeing Board Chair


Carers & Social Care Services Consultation

Two public consultations are being undertaken by Nottinghamshire County Council on carers services and charges in relation to social care services.

Your input would be very much appreciated.

Carers Survey: Click here to access online version, or alternatively click here to access a downloadable version.

Social Care Charges Survey:  Click here to access online version, or alternatively click here to access a downloadable version.


'Reboot' Research Study

A team of researchers from the University of Nottingham is appealing for people in Nottinghamshire (City and County) who are experiencing stress or low mood to help them to assess the effectiveness of two online mental health support tools.

The ‘REBOOT’ study has been set up to see whether an online peer support website called Big White Wall is more or less effective in helping people with depression and anxiety than the online information available from the NHS Moodzone website.

Professor of Psychiatry at Nottingham University, Richard Morriss said: “Depression and anxiety affects 15% (one in 7) of the adult population of Nottinghamshire at this time. Only a quarter of these people get any help from the NHS. Surveys tell us that many people would like information and the chance to communicate with others in a similar situation. The ‘REBOOT’ study enables people to do this using the internet so you do not have to make an appointment to see anyone or give out any personal information that you do not want others to find out.”

People taking part will be allocated to be part of a community giving support to each other (Big White Wall) or they will get information and advice (NHS MoodZone). Both of these websites are classed as ‘support tools’ and can be used in conjunction with any other help, including medication and talking therapies.

The study website screens applicants for suitability to take part, so you do not need to have been given a diagnosis, or even discussed how you are feeling with your GP, to apply to take part.

People taking part are asked to complete some questionnaires about how they are feeling at the start of the study, at the end of the study (6 months after joining), and at 2 other time-points.

To find out more visit the REBOOT website at;


Upcoming Events

Dementia-Friendly Screenings at the Broadway Cinema

The Broadway Cinema is now offering a programme of dementia Friendly screenings, please click on the following link for details:

The first screening will be Singin’ in the Rain at 13.30 27th November.  All tickets are £3.80 with a free place for an accompanying carer. There will also be free Tea, Coffee and Biscuits and our Dementia Friends trained staff will be on duty to help.  For any enquiries please contact the Box Office on 0115 9526 611 or book via the website above.


Alzheimer's Society Carols at Christmas

You are invited to a magical evening of music and festive treats, with all proceeds going to the Alzheimer's Society.

There will be three carol concerts, please click on your chosen location for more details and booking information:

Nottingham - 5th December

Towcester - 9th December

Derby - 15th December


The Carers Federation Counselling Service


Storytelling Sessions for People with Dementia

Click here to view an invitation to a relaxed session at Beeston Library with professional storyteller Nicky Rafferty.  This event has been specially devised for people with dementia or other forms of memory impairment.  Adult friends and family members and carers are also most welcome!

Sessions will be running every Monday to 18th December, 2:00pm – 3:30pm.

This is a free event, but booking is essential.  Please click on the following link:

and search for “Stories for Older People with Nicky Rafferty at Beeston Library”

Alternatively, please contact Beeston Library on 0115 925 5168 to book your place.


Newsletters and reports

Dementia Friendly Communities Newsletter

Click here to view the latest newsletter from Dementia Friendly Communities, including details on how to get involved in a consultation on improving dementia-related websites, dementia-friendly Dentistry and evaluating dementia-friendly housing.


Rushcliffe Community Voluntary Service (RCVS) November Newsletter

Click here for the latest edition of the RCVS newsletter. Bringing you the latest news for the voluntary sector on funding, volunteering, health initiatives, events, training and resources.


Healthwatch Newsletter

Talking Point is the new joint newsletter from Healthwatch Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Inside you'll find all sorts of information about joint working and how your voice is making a difference to local health and care services.

To take a look visit

Healthwatch are currently asking everyone in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire to let them know what they think about technology enabled care.

If you would like to complete this very short survey (should take no more than 2 minutes), please click here.


Useful information and updates

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