Stoptober – support for Essex residents

You’re four times more likely to give up smoking with support from the new Essex Lifestyle Service (ELS) – so take the Stoptober Challenge.

Stoptober is a nationwide campaign that asks people to stop smoking for 28 days during October. If you do this you are far more likely to quit for good. It’s easy to access free support, just telephone 0300 303 9988 or email the team here

Primary Care Commissioning meeting in public, 5 Oct

The CCG now has more responsibility and involvement planning and buying primary care services in a joint commissioning arrangement with NHS England and North East Essex CCG. We are now meeting in public regularly to consider and take decisions together on local services. The first formal meeting of the joint committee is on 5 October. 

Celebrating our community’s contributions to healthcare

Local people came together last night to celebrate how they have helped people to live well in mid Essex, at the first Marvels of Mid Awards (or MOMAs). Hosted by Mid Essex CCG, the ceremony was designed to thank patient volunteers and representatives, primary care workers and community organisations for the positive difference they have made to local healthcare.