CCG shortlisted for prestigious health award

A service commissioned by Brent Clinical Commissioning Group to support vulnerable people discharged from A&E has been shortlisted for a prestigious national health award, organised by the Health Service Journal (HSJ).

The short term assessment rehabilitation and reablement service (STARRS) team is a finalist in the Improved Partnerships between Health and Local Government category after beating off competition nationally to be shortlisted from a record 1,300 entries – the highest ever in the awards history.

Information on Ebola Virus Disease

There is currently an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa. Three countries are chiefly affected: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. There have also been a small number of cases in healthcare workers who have treated Ebola patients in the USA and Spain.

Ebola is a rare but serious viral infection. People in the UK are at low risk of Ebola, as the virus is only transmitted by direct contact with the blood or body fluids of an infected person, showing symptoms of the disease. There have been no cases of Ebola virus disease being contracted in the UK.

Brent CCG updates residents on accessing emergency care

NHS Brent Clinical Commissioning Group attended a local council event to update residents on accessing emergency care in Brent.

The Brent Connect forum saw people from Kilburn and Kensal gather together to have their say on local issues.

Following the A&E closure at Central Middlesex Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital residents were concerned about how this would affect the wider community and where they could go to access emergency care.