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NHS 111 Service 'Testing' Volunteers Required

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Help to shape the future of the NHS 111 helpline service by becoming a 'testing' volunteer. Join us at a local workshop in November to share your feedback on the current service and help shape the future of NHS 111 for your local area.

To register your interest please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0121 612 3941.

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

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Purple LightsNovember is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and Pancreatic Cancer UK are organising a number of events and activities to raise the awareness of the signs and symptoms of the disease.

Information about the Purple Lights for Hope and Host for Hope events can be found on their website.

World Pancreatic Cancer Day will take place on 13 November and there will be a focus on social media, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, including a Thunderclap planned for 1 November.

Carers Association South Staffordshire November Events

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Carers Association Southern Staffordshire (CASS) has released their calendar of events for November 2014. CASS offer free and confidential advice, information and support to carers.

Events include Mental Health Carers groups, Young Carers meetings and Living Well with Dementia groups. CASS also run Carers Association Locality Links (CALL groups), which offer carers a place to relax and the opportunity to ask for confidential advice and support in an informal setting.

Please visit CASS’s website to download their November calendar

Treat Yourself Better with Pharmacist Advice

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Treat yourself betterThis week saw the launch of a new NHS winter health campaign, Treat Yourself Better with Pharmacy Advice. The campaign encourages people to use self-care and seek advice from a pharmacist for their winter ailments, rather than heading straight to their GP. It is hoped this will reduce pressure on GPs and allow patients to get advice quicker.

SES & SP CCG First Annual General Meeting

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The CCG held a successful first Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 23 September. The event was an opportunity for us to share our Annual Report and sign the Time to Change pledge.

As lead commissioner for mental health across Staffordshire, the signing of the Time to Change pledge was an important milestone for our CCG. We feel delighted to be able to publically show our determination towards ending mental health stigma and discrimination. You can find out more about Time to Change by visiting their website.

The AGM featured a series of short presentations and a marketplace of stalls from the CCG and our partners, including Healthwatch, Citizens Advice Bureau, ASIST, Carer’s Association Southern Staffordshire (CASS) and Wellbeing Matters.

Contact us

South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula Clinical Commissioning Group
Second Floor, Marmion House 
Lichfield Street, Tamworth
Staffordshire B79 7BZ

Working with Cannock Chase CCG and Stafford and Surrounds CCG