CCG goes to MayFest

Basildon and Brentwood CCG joined groups and community organisations at the second annual Basildon MayFest celebration on Saturday 13 May.

The Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) set up a stall in the town square to highlight health campaigns.

New specialised urology centre services commences

The new specialised urological surgery cancer service has welcomed its first patients at Southend Hospital as planned in April.

Clinicians and managers from Essex hospitals have developed and agreed a new model for the service with commissioners, which incorporates feedback from patients and improvements to patient information.

The plans affect around 150-200 prostate, bladder and kidney cancer patients a year in Essex who need the most specialised urological surgery to treat their cancer. The changes will ensure the service meets national standards and lead to improved outcomes for local cancer patients.