Press releases

Should gluten free food be available on prescription?

People across Greater Nottingham are being asked to take part in a consultation to review the provision of gluten-free foods on prescription.

Read more: Should gluten free food be available on prescription?

Getting the right care during the May bank holidays

If you have a health problem during the May bank holidays there are lots of different ways that you can access advice, support and treatments from the NHS. The bank holidays are on Monday 7 May and Monday 28 May.

Read more: Getting the right care during the May bank holidays

Clinical commissioners welcome Dr Sonali Kinra to role of Clinical Advisor to Greater Nottingham Joint Commissioning Committee

 

Dr Sonali Kinra has been appointed to the role of advisor to the joint commissioning committee, which has delegated responsibilities from the four Greater Nottingham CCG Governing Bodies for work programmes and decisions best taken collectively.

Read more: Clinical commissioners welcome Dr Sonali Kinra to role of Clinical Advisor to Greater Nottingham...

Nottingham City Health and Wellbeing Board stakeholder event

The Nottingham City Health and Wellbeing Board is holding a stakeholder event.

Read more: Nottingham City Health and Wellbeing Board stakeholder event

Evening and weekend GP appointments

Residents in Nottingham city will be able to access evening and weekend GP appointments. The new GP+ service will provide an additional 700 appointments a week for patients. 

 

Read more: Evening and weekend GP appointments

Coming soon: Bookable evening and weekend GP appointments

From March 2018, patients registered at GP practices in Nottingham City will be able to access additional routine appointments during evenings and weekends through the new GP+ Nottingham City service. 

Read more: Coming soon: Bookable evening and weekend GP appointments

World Cancer Day 2018 – Don’t ignore your screenings

 

Nottingham City CCG is supporting World Cancer Day which takes place on 4 February. To mark the day people living in Nottingham city are being encouraged not to ignore their invitations to cancer screenings.

Read more: World Cancer Day 2018 – Don’t ignore your screenings

Greater Nottingham Transformation: Public engagement event

 

Date: Thursday 1 February 2018
Time: 6pm-8.30pm
Location: The Grange Hall, Vicarage Ln, Radcliffe on Trent, Nottingham NG12 2FB

People are invited to share their views and experiences of health and social care as part of plans to re-shape the NHS and council-led care in Nottingham.

Read more: Greater Nottingham Transformation: Public engagement event

Would you walk 1000 miles for the NHS?

NHS-70A new challenge has been issued just in time for everyone to get active after a lazy couple of weeks. Kath Evans, a Children’s Nurse who leads on improving experiences of care at NHS England, has come up with #NHS1000miles to coincide with the 70th birthday of the NHS.

Read more: Would you walk 1000 miles for the NHS?

Brain Metastases Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meeting

 

 

At Nottingham University Hospital, a specialist brain metastases Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) meets weekly to discuss referrals. It aims to be easy to access and to deliver rapid outcomes for treatment decisions, delivering advice and care that is patient-centred, closer to home for all patients in the East Midlands with brain metastases.

 

Read more: Brain Metastases Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meeting

Nottingham CityCare Partnership Awarded Contract for City’s Adult Community Health Services

Nottingham CityCare Partnership has announced that it has been awarded the £31.5 million per annum contract to deliver Out of Hospital Adult services in the Nottingham City area.

As the existing provider of adult community health services in the city, CityCare were reappointed earlier this month, through a competitive tender process led by the Nottingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

Read more: Nottingham CityCare Partnership Awarded Contract for City’s Adult Community Health Services

Access to a GP over the Christmas and New Year Holidays

 

From 22 December 2017 until 8 January 2018 you can access a GP service on the bank holidays as well as weekends and evenings (6:30pm until 8:00pm) by phoning 111.

This service is available when your GP practice is closed.

Read more: Access to a GP over the Christmas and New Year Holidays

Independent review of maternity incident published

 

In 2017, the Greater Nottingham Clinical Commissioning Groups commissioned an independent review into a maternity incident, which took place at Nottingham University Hospitals. A summary of the findings of this report is published today.

Nichola Bramhall, Chief Nurse and Director of Quality at the Greater Nottingham Clinical Commissioning Groups says: “This is an extremely sad case and we have been working very closely with the family and NUH to offer support throughout this independent review stage.

Read more: Independent review of maternity incident published

Updated Children and Young People’s Emotional and Mental Health Plan

It is now two years since we developed local transformation plans for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, seeking to improve the emotional and mental health of our population of children and young people through implementing the recommendations of Future in Mind.

The aim of the local transformation plan is to explain progress to date and future priorities in relation to children and young people’s mental health.

The third iteration of the plan is now available to download below.

pdfChildren and young peoples emotional and mental health plan

Published 11 December 2017

 

 

Updated Children and Young People’s Emotional and Mental Health plan coming soon…

 

It is now two years since we developed local transformation plans for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, seeking to improve the emotional and mental health of our population of children and young people through implementing the recommendations of Future in Mind.

Read more...

Read more: Updated Children and Young People’s Emotional and Mental Health plan coming soon…

Annual Public Meeting 2017

 

NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is holding its Annual Public Meeting on Wednesday 27 September to share with local people developments in health services across the City over the last year and outline future plans and work.

Read more: Annual Public Meeting 2017

Greater Nottingham Transformation Partnership

The Greater Nottingham Transformation Partnership is working to find new ways to better join up health and social care in our area. The partnership is made up of all the organisations responsible for health and care in Greater Nottingham: the NHS, local councils and other healthcare providers.

Read more: Greater Nottingham Transformation Partnership

Pioneering plan to join-up health and social care

 

Plans have been announced today (15 June) to explore new ways to better join up health and social care services.

Read more: Pioneering plan to join-up health and social care

Business continuity following cyber attack

We are working closely with local GPs and have asked all practices to keep computers turned off until we are able to safely restore normal systems.

Read more: Business continuity following cyber attack

New lung health tests now available in Bulwell

People with a smoking history are being offered free Lung MOT Health checks at GP practices in Bulwell.

Read more: New lung health tests now available in Bulwell

Help shape the future of your health and care

Public events to hear views on joint plan for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire (the STP)

Read more: Help shape the future of your health and care

Reopening of Mapperley Park Medical Centre following temporary closure

Mapperley Park Medical Centre temporarily closed in September following a Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection which found standards were lower than acceptable in certain areas, requiring immediate attention.

Read more: Reopening of Mapperley Park Medical Centre following temporary closure

New five-year health and social care plan for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

The organisations that commission and provide health and social care services across Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County have today published their joint five year Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP).

Read more: New five-year health and social care plan for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

Online booking and prescriptions for Nottingham patients

Patients registered at GP surgeries in Nottingham City are seeing the benefits of using technology to manage their health. They can now book appointments with their GP or request a repeat prescription online or by using a smartphone. The national GP Online Service (formerly known as Patient Online Access) is available at www.nhs.uk/GPonlineservices and smartphone and tablet users can also download the GP Online app to give them access on the go.

Read more: Online booking and prescriptions for Nottingham patients

Temporary closure of Mapperley Park Medical Practice

Patients registered with Dr Stevens at the Mapperley Park Medical Centre are being advised to contact another local surgery if they need an appointment with a GP or practice nurse.

A recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) found that the Mapperley Park Medical Centre failed to meet expected standards. The practice has temporarily closed until further notice whilst necessary improvements are made. 

Read more: Temporary closure of Mapperley Park Medical Practice

AGM - find out more about health services

NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is holding its annual general meeting on Thursday 29 September to share, with local people developments in health services across the City over the last year and outline future plans and work.

Read more: AGM - find out more about health services

BSL signed video - NHS Nottingham City CCG works with British Deaf Association

NHS Nottingham City CCG are delighted to announce their work with the British Deaf Association (BDA) in making sure health services in Nottingham are more accessible.

Watch the signed video or read the press release from the BDA below. 

Welcome to the BDA Midlands update. 

We are very pleased to announce that we have received some funding from NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group CCG. They are responsible for funding Health Services in Nottingham.  The funding is to set up a project to support the Deaf Community to work alongside the CCG, the commissioners to make sure that Health Services are accessible for Nottingham.

Read more: BSL signed video - NHS Nottingham City CCG works with British Deaf Association

Healthier you: NHS diabetes prevention programme to launch in Nottingham to help prevent type 2 diabetes

Those considered to be at greatest risk of developing Type 2 diabetes across Nottinghamshire are set to benefit from increased help to avoid the disease.

Read more: Healthier you: NHS diabetes prevention programme to launch in Nottingham to help prevent type 2...

Notts Healthfest 2016

Join us and our partners on Friday 8 July from 11am to 4pm for an exciting event in the Old Market Square in Nottingham where you can find out about services available across Nottinghamshire to support your health and wellbeing.

Read more: Notts Healthfest 2016

Make sense of your medicines during Talk about Medicines Week

Why do I take this medicine? For how long should I take this medicine? Do I need to take all of the tablets? These are just some of the questions that you will be able to ask at a free event next week.

Read more: Make sense of your medicines during Talk about Medicines Week

Local NHS seeks patient leaders to improve local health services

NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is calling on local patients and organisations to join them in helping to improve local health services.

Read more: Local NHS seeks patient leaders to improve local health services

Research shows health and care technology is improving people's wellbeing

Users of telehealth and telecare in Nottingham City are reporting that the technology is helping improve their quality of life.

Read more: Research shows health and care technology is improving people's wellbeing

Nottingham City launches first BME prostate cancer project

Driven by Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) community organisations, the City will launch its first BME community led prostate cancer awareness project targeting men within Black, African and Black Caribbean communities. This has been supported by community health professionals and funded by NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

Read more: Nottingham City launches first BME prostate cancer project

National report highlights best practice in Nottingham City

A programme of integrating health and social care in Nottingham City has been named among the leading schemes in the country in a new national report.

Read more: National report highlights best practice in Nottingham City

Two new mental health services launch in Nottingham city

Funded by NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), two new support services have been set up in Nottingham to help people who want to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

Read more: Two new mental health services launch in Nottingham city

Local NHS plans for junior doctor strike action

Local NHS organisations are working together to minimise disruption to services during Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s planned industrial action by junior doctors. The next strikes will include a withdrawal of cover in A&E departments, essential care will be provided by senior staff.

Read more: Local NHS plans for junior doctor strike action

East Midlands NHS 111 contract awarded

A new contract to provide the NHS 111 telephone service across the East Midlands has been awarded to a consortium of Derbyshire Health United (DHU) and East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) NHS Trust.

Read more: East Midlands NHS 111 contract awarded

Health leaders call to action in run up to Easter break

Health leaders in Greater Nottingham are urging people who use regular medication to make sure they order their repeat prescriptions in plenty of time for the Easter bank holidays. 

Read more: Health leaders call to action in run up to Easter break

Junior doctors' strike 9-11 March

Local NHS organisations are working together to minimise disruption to services during Wednesday’s planned industrial action by junior doctors.

Read more: Junior doctors' strike 9-11 March

£1 million vanguard cash boost for Greater Nottingham Urgent and Emergency Care vanguard

Greater Nottingham Urgent and Emergency Care Vanguard has received £1 million of funding for its part in a national NHS programme aimed at transforming the way health and care is delivered across England. 

Read more: £1 million vanguard cash boost for Greater Nottingham Urgent and Emergency Care vanguard

Important information for patients registered with St Mary’s Medical Centre in Top Valley

Patients registered with Dr Arya at the St Mary's Medical Centre in Top Valley are being advised to contact two other local surgeries if they need an appointment with a GP or practice nurse.

Read more: Important information for patients registered with St Mary’s Medical Centre in Top Valley

New diabetes service launches in Nottingham

A new service offering care and support to people who are living with diabetes in Nottingham will be launched on Thursday 25 February.

Read more: New diabetes service launches in Nottingham

City health commissioners sign BSL charter

NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be signing up to the British Sign Language (BSL) Charter on Wednesday 17 February to demonstrate its commitment to improving access to health services for the City’s Deaf population.

Read more: City health commissioners sign BSL charter

Junior doctor's strike 10 February

Local NHS plans for Junior Doctor strike action

Local NHS organisations are working together to minimise disruption to services during Wednesday’s planned industrial action by Junior Doctors.

The strike action is planned to take place from 8am on Wednesday 10 February to 8am on Thursday 11 February.

Letters have been sent to patients whose hospital appointments or surgery might be cancelled should the strike go ahead. If the strike does not go ahead patients are asked to attend their appointment or surgery as planned. For the latest updates visit the Nottingham University Hospitals website at www.nuh.nhs.uk

GP appointments are not affected.

Read more: Junior doctor's strike 10 February

Antibiotics are not always the answer

Don’t go straight for antibiotics if you are feeling ill – is the warning from Nottingham GPs. Many patients ask for antibiotics when visiting their GP as they assume a course of antibiotics is a cure for their problem.

Read more: Antibiotics are not always the answer

Plan ahead for Christmas and New Year

With the Christmas and New Year holidays almost upon us it’s always best to be prepared. That’s why the advice from NHS Nottingham Clinical Commissioning Group is to make sure you stock up your medicine cabinets and order repeat prescriptions in plenty of time.

Read more: Plan ahead for Christmas and New Year

Local team attend Downing Street reception

Health leaders from Nottingham City have attended a special reception hosted by the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street.

Read more: Local team attend Downing Street reception

Commissioning Groups urge local people to ‘choose well’ during strike action

To help reduce pressure on the health services, South Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (Nottingham City, Nottingham North and East, Nottingham West and Rushcliffe) are urging local people to reduce the burden on QMC’s emergency services by choosing the right service for their medical needs.

Read more: Commissioning Groups urge local people to ‘choose well’ during strike action

It's World Diabetes Day - if you have diabetes make time for your flu jab

World Diabetes Day on 14 November 2015 is a timely reminder to all those with diabetes to protect themselves this winter with a free flu jab say doctors at NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group.

Read more: It's World Diabetes Day - if you have diabetes make time for your flu jab

Vanguard cash boost for Nottingham

Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has received £358,000 of funding for its part in a national NHS programme aimed at transforming the way health and care is delivered across England.

Read more: Vanguard cash boost for Nottingham

Help protect your child from flu this winter - it's safe, free and painless

As it starts to get colder and with winter on its way, coughs, colds and flu are already starting to circulate, and NHS Nottingham CCG is advising parents of children between the ages of two and seven to make sure their child has their flu nasal vaccination.

Read more: Help protect your child from flu this winter - it's safe, free and painless

£1.21m to transform care for people with learning disabilities

Health and care leaders in Nottinghamshire at forefront of national drive to provide 'homes not hospitals'.

People with a learning disability and/or autism* in Nottinghamshire will be amongst the first in the country to be supported to lead more independent lives and have greater say about the support they receive under a national plan published today to radically improve learning disability services.

Read more: £1.21m to transform care for people with learning disabilities

Over 65? Make sure you get the flu jab - it's free because you need it!

The NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group is urging anyone over the age of 65 to protect themselves against flu this winter with the free flu vaccination.

Read more: Over 65? Make sure you get the flu jab - it's free because you need it!

At the Vanguard of enhancing health in care homes

 

Future plans for enhancing healthcare in care homes have been set out by NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

Read more: At the Vanguard of enhancing health in care homes

Find out more about local health services

NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is holding its annual general meeting on Wednesday 23 September to update local people on developments in health services across the City over the last year.

Read more: Find out more about local health services

Be prepared with a first aid kit while children enjoy the last of the summer

With the upcoming August bank holiday and the summer holidays reaching an end in a couple of weeks, many children will be making the most of playing outside before they return to nursery, play group or school.

Read more: Be prepared with a first aid kit while children enjoy the last of the summer

Get the right treatment over the bank holiday

The NHS in Nottingham is reminding people of the different ways they can get advice, support and treatment over the bank holiday weekend.

Read more: Get the right treatment over the bank holiday

Don’t let a barbecue disaster put the flames out on your campfire

Camping, particularly at festivals, has become popular amongst young people in recent years, especially when finances are tight. All you need is a tent and a sleeping bag and off you go. But before you head off on your travels make sure you’re prepared for any nasty surprises along the way.

Read more: Don’t let a barbecue disaster put the flames out on your campfire

South Nottingham’s urgent care work awarded Vanguard status

Nottingham has been named as one of eight new vanguards launching the transformation of urgent and emergency care.

Read more: South Nottingham’s urgent care work awarded Vanguard status

Don’t let allergies cloud your child’s day

The six-week summer holiday is great for spending time outdoors. But for children with an allergy it can mean endless sneezing, streaming eyes, stuffy nose and a persistent cough.

Read more: Don’t let allergies cloud your child’s day

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