With Rushcliffe CCG

October 2017

Your health, our priority


Welcome to our latest edition of our e-bulletin.

News from Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group

Principia MCP Vanguard 

Rushcliffe was chosen by NHS England as one of 50 ‘Vanguards’ across the country to establish a Multi-specialty Community Provider (MCP) organisation that would change how health and social care services were delivered. 

Click here for an update on our achievements in 2017/18 which includes being named as an exemplar site by the New Care Models programme for; designing services based on patient segmentation; rapid clinical advice and guidance; co-ordinated discharge planning. Case studies of service improvement and positive impact for patients have been submitted covering these areas for others to access and learn from.


Get Involved

Health and Wellbeing Strategy Refresh Consultation

The Health and Wellbeing Board have agreed the launch of the consultation for the second Joint Health & Wellbeing Strategy for Nottinghamshire.  The consultation will run until 29 October 2017.

 There is an online survey available:

There are also a number of events where you can come & give your views.  Places can be booked through Julia Thornborough:






3 October


Summit Centre


2 October


Retford Town Hall


5 October


Beeston Library


29 Sept


The Towers

Newark and Sherwood

10 October


The Civic Suite, NSD

Integration of Occupational Therapy Services (Health and Social Care)


Patient representative to join the newly formed Integration of Occupational Therapy Services (Health and Social Care)


The nature of this work is part of a number of initiatives and proposals to better join up health and social care in Greater Nottingham. This particular project is to explore and design a pathway as to how occupational therapy services across Health and Social care can come together and work differently with a more integrated offer. The group will explore what has worked to date and come together to design recommendations and how to move this forward.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists (OTs) work with individuals from birth to end of life including those with physical and mental health conditions, injury, learning disabilities, long term conditions and palliative care needs. The focus of Occupational Therapy is using ‘occupations’ – what an individual needs or wants to do and to support and enable those who might face poor health or disability to carry out those activities that are important to them. OTs work with families, carers employers and organisations that support the individual also. Occupational therapists can work in a variety of settings including health, social care, education and or private and voluntary sector organisations.

Role description: the group seeks a patient representative ideally who has experience of receiving occupational therapy from either health or social services or experience of supporting family members or friends who have been in receipt of occupational therapy services.


It is envisaged that the meetings will be every two weeks initially. This is likely to continue for the first two months after which time the frequency will be reviewed against actions and outcomes.

Meetings will be held at Easthorpe House (ETH)

If you would be interested in this opportunity,then please send an email to with an expression of interest outlining your experience in this area and what you feel you could bring to this group.

If you could let Helen have this by 9 am on Monday 30 October 2017

Help to shape the future of health and social care

A public briefing and feedback event will give people the chance to find out more about plans to better join up health and care in Greater Nottingham.

Patients and citizens can give their views and ask questions at the special event on Wednesday 1 November from 10am to 12midday at The Albert Hall, North Circus Street, Nottingham, NG1 5AA.

The event is being organised by the Greater Nottingham Transformation Partnership, which is made up of local NHS organisations and other health providers, Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council.

Work is underway after the NHS nationally named Greater Nottingham as an ‘accelerator’ site to find ways to remove barriers between organisations and create what could look like an Accountable Care System. This part of the wider Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP).

No one in England has tried this before on such a large scale across all of health and social care in one place, so the views of the public are vital in making sure this work moves forward in the right way.

To reserve a place at the event, please contact our Patient Experience Team at  or call 0800 028 3693 (Option 2).

For more information about work to join up health and social care, visit:

Click here for a flyer for the event 

Upcoming Events

Mental Health Awareness Weeks 2017

Click here for a programme  for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Weeks, which is now in its 25th year. Nearer the time there will also be updates and news of more events on the website  

Learn More Sessions for Patients and Carers

Nottingham Hospice are holding short group sessions with one of the hospice staff for you to come and find out a bit more on how you may be able to help yourself while at home. They are designed for those that want to learn a bit more about living well. 

Carers and family members are welcome to attend 

Click here to find out more 

Nottingham Carers Conference 2017 

Carers Federation would like to formally invite you to attend our 2017 Carers Conference on 23 November 2017.

Click here for a formal invitation letter, a booking form and the conference agenda.

Feel free to circulate across your networks.

Please return your completed booking form to either Hazel Johnson or Roz Lynch before 31 October 2017.

Mencap - Notts Me Time Open Day 

Friday 1 December 12 - 2.30pm at Meadows Youth Club, Wilford Crescent East, Meadows, Nottingham, NG2 2EF

Information about groups and activities offered, opportunity to talk to staff and group members, tour of the facilities, handmade crafts for sale, bric-a-brac stalls and raffles, artwork displays, refreshments and fresh baked goods. 

Click here for a poster with more information about the event 

Newsletters and reports

Rushcliffe Community Voluntary Service (RCVS) September Newletter

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.


Useful information and updates

Stay Well this Winter

Click here for information guides to explain how you help protect yourself, your children and those you care for against flu this coming winter, and why it's very important that people who are at increased risk from flu have their free flu vaccination every year. 


30 Hours of Free Childcare

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