NHS Nottingham West Clinical Commissioning Group is clinically led by local doctors from 12 GP Practices in Broxtowe, ranging from Eastwood and Kimberley to Beeston and Chilwell. Since 1 April 2013, we are responsible for the planning and paying of NHS services for almost 100,000 local patients.
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We are pleased to announce that NHS Nottingham West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is now responsible for buying the majority of health services for 93,000 patients living in and around Broxtowe.
As of 1 April 2013, the CCG has been granted full authorisation to take over the responsibility of commissioning health services from NHS Nottinghamshire County.
The CCG is made up of 12 GP Practices in Broxtowe, ranging from Eastwood and Kimberley to Chilwell and Beeston, serving a population of 93,000 with a £100m budget.
Since April 1, the way the NHS is organised locally has changed from a single Primary Care Trust (PCT) - NHS Nottinghamshire County - to five Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).
Each of the CCGs is now responsible for assessing local health needs and then planning and paying for the local health services in their communities.
This gives groups of local GPs and other key healthcare professionals full control of the local health services that were previously managed centrally by the PCT, which was abolished to enable the CCGs to legally take control.
We are currently consulting on our plans for the coming year and would welcome your input.
Our Clinical Commissioning Group, Nottingham West CCG, will take over the responsibility for commissioning (planning and buying) local health services from April 2013. By considering the health and wellbeing needs of people living in Nottingham West, for 2013/14 we are grouping our priorities around groups of people rather than services or disease pathways.
The Governing Body meeting which was due to take place on Thursday 14 March has been rescheduled for Wednesday 27 March 2013.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused. The meeting will take place from 1.30pm-4pm in the Stapleford Suite, third floor, Stapleford Care Centre, Church Street, NG9 8DB.
The forthcoming Governing Body dates are:
- 11 April 2013, Stapleford Care Centre
- 9 May 2013, Stapleford Care Centre
- 11 July 2013, Stapleford Care Centre
- 8 August 2013, Stapleford Care Centre
- 10 October 2013, Stapleford Care Centre
- 14 November 2013, Stapleford Care Centre
- 12 December 2013, Stapleford Care Centre<
Our organisation is launching a bus campaign from Monday 11 March 2013 to encourage Broxtowe residents who provide unpaid care to loved ones to get the help and support they deserve.
The 'Who Cares, We Care' campaign is being launched by NHS Nottingham West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) which is led by local Doctors from 12 GP Practices in Broxtowe. They are encouraging unknown or 'hidden' carers to tell their GP Practice that they are caring for someone.
A double-decker bus will be visiting town centres and supermarkets in Broxtowe from 11-15 March manned by health and social care staff. They will be on hand to offer advice and signposting for anyone who plays a valuable role in caring for others.
We're pleased to announce that our organisation - NHS Nottingham West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) - has been given the green light to take over the responsibilities for healthcare from 1 April 2013 on behalf of 93,000 patients in Nottingham West.
Our CCG joins three other neighbouring CCGs who have also been authorised this week; NHS Nottingham North and East CCG, NHS Rushcliffe CCG and NHS Nottingham City CCG.
The NHS Commissioning Board (NHSCB) has authorised the CCGs to commission healthcare services for their communities. The two remaining CCGs in the county - NHS Mansfield and Ashfield CCG and NHS Newark and Sherwood CCG – are currently progressing through their authorisation process which will be completed next month.
A ground-breaking new campaign exposing the 'hidden nasties' in everyday foods and helping people to be 'food smart' has been launched by Public Health Minister and local MP Anna Soubry on 7 January 2013.
Graphic new advertising from Change4Life reveals a shocking 17 sugar cubes in a bottle of cola and more than a wine glass of fat in a large pizza.
The Change4Life adverts, which are made by Aardman, the creators of Wallace and Gromit, has joined forces with a range of food manufacturers and ITV to host the first ever health-focussed ad break.
A hard-hitting stop smoking campaign has been launched by the Department of Health which tells smokers that just 15 cigarettes cause a mutation that can lead to cancerous tumours.
The new ads – featuring a tumour growing on a cigarette as it is smoked – are the first shock adverts since the "fatty cigarette" ad eight years ago. They aim to encourage people to quit over health concerns, by making the invisible damage visible.
We now hold our Governing Body meetings in public and you are warmly invited to attend. The next meeting is taking place on Thursday 10 January 2013 from 1.30-4.00pm in the Stapleford Suite (third floor), Stapleford Care Centre, Church Street, Stapleford, Notts, NG9 8DB.
Would you like to give feedback about your local NHS service?
Have you got something that you would like the NHS to know but you weren’t able to tell them about when you were ill?
Is there something you would like to tell the NHS about care you or someone in your care has received?
The NHS healthcare community across Nottinghamshire invites you to attend one or both engagement events to give your feedback.
Self Care Week is a national campaign that takes place during November which focuses on embedding support for self care across communities, families and generations.
Across Nottinghamshire, there are a number of self care programmes available free of charge for people with long term conditions and their carers.
Are you aware of what services are available to you?
The Expert Patient Programme is a six week self management programme, delivered in the community by trained volunteers. Over the six sessions patients with long term conditions learn techniques which they can use to help them cope with their condition. It is positive, friendly and fun.
Thousands of young children will be spared hospital stays and hundreds of thousands of GP visits caused by diarrhoea thanks to a new vaccination programme, announced by the Department of Health on 10 November.
The programme, which is planned to begin in September next year, will see children under four months vaccinated against rotavirus – a highly infectious bug that causes around 140,000 diarrhoea cases a year in under fives. It leads to hospital stays for nearly one in ten – around 14,000 - of those who get it in the UK.
It is estimated that the vaccine will halve the number of vomiting and diarrhoea cases caused by rotavirus and there could be 70 per cent fewer hospital stays as a result.
NHS Nottingham West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is celebrating after scooping a national award at the General Practice Awards on 1 November 2012.
The CCG won the 'Commissioners of the Year' category at the ceremony which was attended by more than 650 healthcare professionals from across the country. The event celebrated the GPs, nurses and healthcare professionals who work tirelessly to improve patient care.
NHS Nottingham West CCG is clinically led by doctors from 12 GP Practices in Broxtowe. From 1 April 2013, it will become fully responsible for planning and paying for health services for almost 100,000 local patients.
You would do anything to protect your unborn baby, but many pregnant women don't realise how dangerous and debilitating flu can be.
Getting vaccinated against flu is the best way to protect yourself and your baby from the virus, and make sure you stay flu safe all winter. If you're pregnant the flu jab is quick, safe and completely free â€“ just ask your midwife, practice nurse or GP and make an appointment. You can have the jab at any stage of pregnancy, and it can also protect your baby for four to six months after birth.
Last year, only 34% of pregnant women in the NHS Nottinghamshire County area and 23% in the NHS Nottingham City area were vaccinated against flu, despite the increased risks they face by catching the virus.
Penny Spring, Public Health Consultant at NHS Nottinghamshire County, said: "Pregnant women are at increased risk of serious illness if they catch flu. In fact, studies have shown that pregnant women with some strains of flu are four times more likely to develop serious illness and four to five times more likely to be admitted to hospital than the general population".
It normally takes up to two weeks to develop protection after the vaccine, and protection against flu lasts all winter. Pregnant women are urged to get a jab as soon as possible to minimise the risk to themselves and their babies.
Penny Spring added, "Research shows that the jab is safe for mother and baby and can be given at any stage of pregnancy. The earlier you have the vaccine the better, as it means you will be protected for the whole winter. Remember that flu can lay you low for a couple of weeks and make it really difficult to look after your kids or go to work. Flu is the last thing you need when you're pregnant, and it's so easy to avoid with a quick jab."
The flu vaccine only lasts for a year, so if you had a jab last year or during a previous pregnancy, you will need another one to stay flu safe. The jab doesn't contain a live virus so it cannot give you the flu.
Flu is an unpleasant illness which can result in a stay in hospital. In severe cases flu can be a killer. Don't take the risk - make sure you have a happy and healthy pregnancy by getting the jab and getting flu safe.
For more information, speak to your midwife, practice nurse, GP or local pharmacist, or visit www.nhs.uk/flu
As the autumn sets in and winter approaches, it's time for those at greatest risk from flu to protect themselves and their families, and get flu safe with a free flu jab.
Flu is a highly contagious infection that anyone can catch, and it can be a really serious illness for some. Those at greater risk from flu include people aged 65 or over, pregnant women, and those with health conditions such as severe asthma, chest or heart complaints and diabetes.
From October 2012, those people at most risk will be encouraged to get flu safe with a free flu jab from their GP. The NHS in England is launching the new Flu Safe campaign to remind people that they should get a flu jab. Flu Safe is a national message to highlight the importance of getting the jab, and carries facts about flu to dispel common misconceptions.
Caroline Jordan, Senior Nurse, Public Health NHS Nottingham said: "Flu is not like a cold - it can be a really serious illness for some people and it doesn't just affect older people. If you're pregnant, have lowered immunity or a long term health condition such as severe asthma, a chest or heart complaint, or diabetes, then you should also get a free flu jab from your GP and get flu safe. The flu jab is completely safe, and it can't give you flu."