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.
"We are committed to ensuring high-quality,
patient-focused services, fit for the future"
Nottinghamshire County Council is asking residents, organisations and stakeholders to give their opinion on how the county provides obesity prevention and weight management services to adults and children.
The consultation is now being broadened out to include young people and they are encouraged to complete a very short online questionnaire. The questionnaire is confidential and can be accessed here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/obesityconsultationcyp
It's estimated that in Nottinghamshire, more than 20,000 children (aged 2-15), nearly 166,000 adults aged 16 and over and, 28,000 women of child-bearing age are obese.
The latest Nottinghamshire National Child Measurement Programme data for the school year 2011/12 shows that:
Around one in five children in Reception (4-5 year olds) is overweight or obese. Around one in three children in Year 6 (10-11 year olds) is overweight or obese.
Councillor Joyce Bosnjak, Chair of the County Council Health and Wellbeing Board said: "Tacking obesity is an important Public Health issue in Nottinghamshire, as it is right across the country, and we have identified that there are some gaps and inequalities in how obesity services are delivered locally.
"What we want is to make sure that there is effective, evidence-based support for both adults and children in all areas of Nottinghamshire to help individuals and families to manage their weight. I encourage anyone with a view on obesity services or the model in the consultation to have their say."
The consultation on possible new model for services will run from Monday 7 October until Tuesday 31 December.
How to respond
Individuals or organisations can respond to the consultation in a number of ways:
By going online at www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/obesityconsultation and filling in the online form
By downloading the form online and returning it in the post to the address provided
Picking up a copy of the consultation documents in any County Council library
Thursday 14 November (10:00am–12:00pm), The Summit Centre, Kirkby In AshfieldWednesday 20 November (4:00pm–6:00pm), Nottingham Community & Voluntary Service, NottinghamWednesday 4 December (10:00am–12:00pm), Worksop Town Hall
In April 2013 Local Authorities became responsible for the commissioning of a wide variety of Public Health lifestyle services such as stop smoking services, substance misuse and weight management.
Our CCG and Nottinghamshire County Council are taking part in the national Be Clear on Cancer ‘Blood in Pee’ campaign which is aiming to highlight the key symptoms of kidney and bladder cancers, and encourages people displaying them to see their doctor immediately.
The campaign carries the clear message; “If you notice blood in your pee, even if it’s ‘just the once’, tell your doctor.”
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Dr. Chris Kenny, Director of Public Health Nottinghamshire County and
“These diseases affect both men and women, although they are most common in men over 50, unfortunately these are often the people that are most likely to put off seeing their GP with a problem. It might not be anything serious, but your GP will want to see you.”
Although blood in your pee is the most common symptom of both types of cancer, other signs include:
- Bladder cancer
- Needing to pee very often or very suddenly
- Pain while peeing
- A pain below the ribs that doesn’t go away
- A lump in your stomach
What should you do?
- If you notice any of these conditions, see your GP straight away.
- Encourage family or loved ones not to put off seeing their doctor if they think they have any symptoms of kidney or bladder cancer. Having any of the symptoms doesn't mean it is cancer so don't be afraid to see your doctor. Other conditions can cause blood in pee but don't try and diagnose yourself - see your GP.
- For further information about the signs and symptoms of bladder and kidney cancer, please visit nhs.uk/bloodinpee.
- Ask your GP – they will be happy to help.
- For more information on other Be Clear on Cancer campaigns and symptoms, visit nhs.uk/be-clear-on-cancer.
Six hundred patients with Type II Diabetes are now benefiting from treatment closer to home thanks to an innovative scheme that provides a vital service from their local doctor’s surgery.
Patients no longer have to attend hospital for on-going monitoring; and health care professionals within the CCG practices now have regular education sessions to ensure that patients receive high quality care.
It is hoped that the scheme will result in fewer hospital admissions because it gives people better access to and more control over their condition reducing the likelihood of them developing long term complications.
The scheme was designed by NHS Nottingham West Clinical Commissioning Group who are also piloting patient education sessions for patients with Type II diabetes on injectable medication, with a focus on weight management and diet, which are key factors for maintaining control and keeping patients well. It coincided with World Diabetes Day on Thursday 14 November 2013.
The condition accounts for 90% of all diabetes cases worldwide. Type II diabetes is strongly associated with excess body weight and a lack of physical activity, and is now becoming more common in young adults, teens and children.
Dr Paul Jacklin from The Oaks Medical Centre in Beeston has been the Clinical Lead for the scheme. “Delivering this service in the communities we serve, not only gives patients improved access, but it also enhances the skills and experience of their local practice to support people in what is unfortunately a more common chronic disease every year.”
Patients with Type II diabetes can obtain information packs about managing Type II diabetes from their local GP practices.
Patients in Broxtowe are being asked to say what they think about their doctors' surgery.
An online survey created by patients themselves will ask people to give feedback about what they like and don't like about the services at their local GP practice so they can make improvements. It asks a range of questions about their experience of booking an appointment, waiting times, and what other services patients would like to see at their local practice.
Our CCG is urging the 94,000 patients served by our 12 practices to complete the online survey.
Local patient, John Crouch, who is the Chair of the Patient Reference Group for the CCG, said: "We are pleased that patients have been at the heart of the creation of this survey. We would greatly value feedback from a range of people living in the area and encourage as many people as possible to have their say".
Neil Lindsay-Taylor, Practice Manager at Church Street Surgery in Eastwood said: "We are committed to providing the best service we can. Being open to some unbiased scrutiny will really help us to improve our service and build upon the good work that's happening across local GP Practices".
The survey, which has been created by local patient representatives, is open to patients living in areas such as Eastwood, Kimberley, Stapleford, Bramcote and Beeston. It should take no longer than five minutes to complete and answers are anonymous.
The survey can be completed here - http://bit.do/dzwC. Paper copies can be requested by calling 0115 8835224.
If you want to be more involved in your local practice and have a say about the services they provide you can join a patient participation group. Please register by emailing
or telephoning 0115 8835224.
A Nottingham health leader is poised to shave a few minutes off his morning bathroom routine - by growing a moustache for charity.
Oliver Newbould, Chief Operating Officer of NHS Nottingham West Clinical Commissioning Group, has vowed to grow a moustache for Movember, a global campaign to raise funds for research into men's cancers.
Oliver, 45, from Mansfield, shaved his upper lip for the last time on Thursday (31 October) and will now spend the 30 days of November cultivating his 'tache and seeking sponsorship from friends, family and colleagues.
He said: "After some gentle cajoling from colleagues and loved ones, I've decided to attempt an Edwardian style moustache. I'm sure I'll look pretty ridiculous but it's a price worth paying to raise money for research into prostate and testicular cancer.
"Movember also funds support for men suffering these cancers, as well as advising men on related mental health issues. That's why I'm encouraging anyone who knows me to pledge a donation by visiting http://ukmovember.com and searching for Oliver Newbould."
Since it started in Australia in 2003, Movember has become a global movement with more than three million participants in 21 countries. Last year's campaign raised £92m worldwide.
Movember supports world class men's health programmes that combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health problems. These programmes, directed by the Movember Foundation, are focused on awareness and education, living with and beyond cancer, staying mentally healthy, living with and beyond mental illness, and research to achieve the charity's vision of an everlasting impact on the face of men's health.
Regular updates and photos of Oliver's progress will posted onto this website and our Twitter account - @NottmWestCCG
This survey is now closed
Please complete our online survey about the future of your NHS. We are keen to hear your views and suggestions as part of the national 'Call to Action' campaign.
The campaign calls for an open and honest debate about the tough challenges facing the health service which include rising demand, increased patient expectation and the growth of long-term conditions. This is set against a backdrop of flat funding which could result in a funding gap of £30bn between now and 2020/21.
"Doing nothing is not an option –
the NHS cannot meet future challenges without change"
The document, 'The NHS belongs to the people: a call to action', sets out the huge challenges we are facing. These include:
- 80% of deaths from the major diseases, such as cancer, are attributable to lifestyle risk factors such as excess alcohol, smoking, lack of physical activity and poor diet.
- More than 15 million people in England have a long-term condition such as dementia and arthritis. They account for 50% of all GP appointments and 70% of all hospital bed days.
Sir David Nicholson, Chief Executive of NHS England said: "The NHS was set up to provide high quality care for patients, free at the point of need. The NHS has stayed true to this aim and to do so in the future, we must embrace new ways of working. The NHS, like every other healthcare provider in the world, is facing these challenges. Too often, the answers are to reduce the offer to patients or charge for services. That is not the ethos of the NHS and I am clear that our future must be about changing, not charging. To do so we must make bold, clinically-led changes to how NHS services are delivered over the next couple of years."
In light of this, we want to hear your views from now until November 2013 to inform our plans and priorities. We greatly value your opinion on how we can continue to build an excellent NHS, whilst meeting the difficult financial challenges ahead.
How can you have your say?
There are numerous ways for you to have your say:
1. Complete our short online survey
3. Tweet us @nottmwestccg using the hashtag #NottsCallToAction
4. Come along to any of the events that we are attending (we'll list events here shortly).
Pregnant women are being reminded about the dangers of flu and the need to get protected this winter.
We have issued the warning as the NHS in England continues to roll out its Flu Safe Campaign.
Dr Guy Mansford, Clinical Lead for NHS Nottingham West CCG said: "The flu jab is such a simple procedure yet can protect mums and their babies from a potentially dangerous virus. The jab doesn't contain the 'live' virus so it cannot give anyone the flu. It normally takes up to two weeks to develop protection after the vaccine, and the protection it provides against flu will last all winter. Talk to your GP or midwife as soon as possible if you haven't had the jab and you are pregnant".
Our CCG is urging carers not to neglect their own health this World Mental Health Day Thursday 10 October.
We are hosting a free drop in event at Stapleford Care Centre from 10am-3pm on Thursday. Health professionals will be available to offer advice and information.
It comes in light of figures that show that 40% of carers are at risk of depression or stress because of their role and follows an appeal from the Royal College of GPs for routine screening for carers.
Earlier this year, the CCG called for carers to register themselves with their GP Practice so they could access free health checks and important information about health benefits and services available to them as an unpaid carers.
People living in our area are invited to our next Governing Body Meeting on Thursday 10 October from 1.30pm at Bramcote Leisure Centre Derby Road, Bramcote, NG9 3GF.
The public can submit questions in advance about health services in their community and hear them being addressed at the Governing Body public session.
Our health leaders are inviting residents to attend two public events about how to shape the future of health services where they live.
The events have been organised by our CCG for local people to find out more about their local NHS, share their views and help shape priorities for future healthcare.
It comes as NHS England calls for local health bodies to engage their public in a 'Call To Action' to see what health services people value and why.
The events are informal and free and will give people a chance to meet the people who make decisions about the way health services are delivered in their communities.
The events are happening on:
- Tuesday 15 October, 6-8pm, Highfields Fire Station, Hassocks Lane, Beeston, NG9 2GQ.
- Thursday 17 October, 1pm-3pm, Durban House, Mansfield Road, Eastwood, NG16 3DZ.
Now is the time for those at greatest risk from flu to protect themselves and their families and get flu safe with a free jab.
The six clinical commissioning groups that plan and buy health services across Nottinghamshire warned that 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 people with health conditions such as severe asthma, chest or heart complaints and diabetes.
An innovative health and wellbeing project will be showcased later this month as part of a week of celebrations to mark National Older People’s Day on Tuesday 1st October.
The Broxtowe Health Partnership will officially launch the project which aims to help residents in retirement living communities to lead healthy and independent lives.
Our CCG will be joining in with the community spirit this Saturday 7 September at Stapleford Carnival, at Ilkeston Road Recreation Group from 11am.
We will be seeking public views on the future of the NHS, both locally and nationally. This is in support of a national Call to Action campaign which encourages all patients, the public and staff to have their say on the NHS.
With temperatures set to soar again into the Bank Holiday weekend, health leaders across Nottinghamshire are urging people to do all they can to stay well for the rest of the summer but to use health services responsibly.
Summer can bring with it a whole range of health problems, from hay fever and bee stings to food poisoning from a barbecue done badly as well as alcohol related injuries and medical problems. This leads to all sorts of avoidable trips to accident and emergency departments.
Our CCG is urging school children with asthma not to forget to use their inhalers this summer.
It follows an alarming peak in the number of hospital admissions of children in September which, nationally, accounts for almost 60% more hospital admissions than the monthly average for the year.