With Rushcliffe CCG

October 2016

Your health, our priority


Welcome to our latest edition of our e-bulletin.

News from Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group

South County Patient Participation Group Networking Event 

A South Nottinghamshire Patient Participation Group (PPG) Networking Event took place on Thursday 13 October with over 100 people attending this event at Trent Vineyard.

A PPG is linked to individual GP practices. They are made up of patients with an interest in how their GP practice is run and who want to make sure their views are taken into account by GPs and practice managers.

Speakers at the event included Dr Nicole Atkinson, who spoke about a GP’s perspective on a successful PPG, Frances Newell, Patient and Public Partnerships Lead from NHS England who was the keynote speaker and spoke about the future of PPGs and the importance of patient participation.

PPGs from across the area had the opportunity to network and have table discussions about what was working well in their PPG, what they needed help with and how they reach wider populations.

Bringing the "One You" campaign to British Gypsum 

Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group Patient and Public Involvement Officer and Nottinghamshire Healthwatch Development Officer attended a staff event at British Gypsum in East Leake on 11 October 2016 with the ‘One You’ campaign. Staff members completed the online ‘One You’ quiz and took leaflets about healthy choices, healthy lifestyle, healthy YOU.

The One You campaign launched by Public Health England aims to enable adults to assess their health and gain a greater understanding of the behaviours they need to change, as well as providing easy access to information and support to help them improve their health.

One You is particularly aimed at adults in ‘mid-life’ (40-60 years). At 40 and over there are still lots of small lifestyle changes that can have a positive impact on health and quality of life. Supporting people to become healthier in middle age can increase their chances of being healthy in later years (70 and over). 


Rushcliffe CQC Inspection Outcomes

All Rushcliffe CCG practices have now had their CQC inspections completed and the results published. As can be seen from the table below, all practices have rated either ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ overall and ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ across all 5 domains.


Get Involved

Have your say!

The NHS is facing challenges and it’s time to make some choices. You can help.

If you have used, or have any experience of, the following services please let us know what you think of them by either:

• Completing the survey online
• Completing the leaflet and returning to: or the FREEPOST address (see leaflet for details)


REBOOT Notts would like to recruit over 2000 people from the whole of Nottinghamshire who have symptoms of anxiety and/or depression.

All participants will be asked to provide information about how they are feeling and other simple measures at particular time points over the course of 6 months.

Recruitment to REBOOT Notts is expected to run from late summer 2016 until the end of 2017

Click here to get involved 

Young Carers Group 

Are you a young carer aged 5 -18? Why not come along and join in with our new groups in Rushcliffe, Gedling and Broxtowe?

Click here for more information on joining these groups


Free exercise programme for people with dementia

A new exercise programme is running for people with dementia called Sport 4 Thought. 

As a 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 for more information 


Upcoming Events

Talking Memories 

"Talking Memories" is a five week course that starts 7 November 2016 to 5 December 2016 at Stapleford Methodist Church. It uses objects, artefacts and photographs to stimulate activity, recall and conversation. 

To view a poster for this event click here 

Tackling Health Inequalities in our Communities 

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH), in partnership with Rushcliffe, Nottingham North and East and Nottingham West CCGs, are holding an equality conference and engagement event on Thursday 10 November 2016 at the Indian Community Centre Association, Hucknall Road, Nottingham, NG5 1QZ from 9.30am to 3.45pm.

The theme of the day will be around health matters and community cohesion. 

The event is open to the public and aimed at everyone from all the diverse communities we serve who have an interest in equality and health related issues. A range of speakers will cover topical items and deliver workshops on health inclusion and social cohesion. These include:

We will also be running an EDS2 grading workshop at the event, asking how well participants feel our organisations are performing in meeting equality requirements. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion and to help shape future plans.

Lunch and refreshments will be served.

To book a place download and complete the booking form 

Click here for the agenda 


Newsletters and reports

Rushcliffe Community and Voluntary Services (RCVS) Newsletter September 2016 

Click here for the latest edition of the newsletter. 

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


Smokefreelife Nottinghamshire Autumn Newsletter

Click here for the autumn edition of the newsletter


You Said We Did Report Jan-June 2016

Click here for the "You Said, We Did" report for January to June 2016 with features issues raised by patients, public and carers. 


Useful information and updates

Carers Emergency Card- online application form

An emergency card for carers identifies you as a carer in the event of an emergency. The card does not give any personal information but instead provides a phone number anyone can call.

Staff answering the phone will take any action you have agreed with us like:

•contact family/friends to let them know there is an emergency
•visit the person you care for and arrange emergency help.

You can apply for an emergency card if you are:

•a carer
•a cared for person living in Nottinghamshire (excluding Nottingham City) and over 18-years-old.

Or call our Customer Service Centre on 0300 500 80 80.

They can guide you through the process, send you a card and can answer any questions you have

The Carers Emergency Card- online application form is now live 

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