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Press release from NHS South Cheshire CCG and NHS Vale Royal CCG

 

PRESS RELEASE

16 August 2018

 

Sharing successes and plans for future health services

 

Health commissioners are inviting South Cheshire and Vale Royal residents to come to a joint Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 6 September.

NHS South Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Vale Royal CCG work very closely together to ensure that local health and social care services are accessible for patients and are joined up as much as possible. Through a joint AGM, local people can hear about the performance and achievements across the whole area over the past 12 months as well as having the chance to give their views about their latest work to shape services.

Dr Andrew Wilson, GP and Chair of NHS South Cheshire CCG, said: “We look forward to meeting our patients and local residents at this event. Mental health and cancer services are just two of the information stalls at our marketplace. There will also be information about the different ways you can get involved with the CCGs’ work.”

Terry Savage, Lay Member for NHS Vale Royal CCG, added: “This is your chance to ask us questions about the work we have been doing, see how we have spent our money, and let us know what you think about our plans for the future.”

Members of the governing body and executive team will be on-hand to answer any questions. Copies of the annual report and accounts for 2017/18 for both of the CCGs will also be available.

The event is being held from 6pm to 8pm at Winsford Academy, Grange Lane, Winsford, CW7 2BT.

Anyone is welcome to attend but in order to have an idea of numbers, please book your place online at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ccg-joint-agm-tickets-48725864372 or call 01270 275303.

 

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Media Enquiries: Please contact 0333 150 1602 or email mediacsu@nhs.net

 

Notes to editors

 

 

About NHS South Cheshire CCG:

 

NHS South Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s overall aims are to improve the health of local people, improve the care they receive, as well as their experience of it, and to deliver value for money by using resources effectively. To do this it spends taxpayers’ money on health services for local people. These range from hospital and mental health services to district nursing, health visiting or other community-based teams.

 

The CCG also works with other organisations, such as neighbouring NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Cheshire East Council and voluntary groups, to decide what the health and social care needs are in their areas. To work well, CCGs must take in to account the views of patients, doctors, nurses, NHS managers, hospitals, the Council and others when making decisions about how they want to spend their budget, in areas such as cancer, heart disease, mental health, hospital care, community care and prescribing of medicines.

 

For more information on South Cheshire CCG, visit www.southcheshireccg.nhs.uk or follow on Twitter @NHSSCheshireCCG

 

About NHS Vale Royal CCG:

 

NHS Vale Royal Clinical Commissioning Group’s overall aims are to improve the health of local people, improve the care they receive, as well as their experience of it, and to deliver value for money by using resources effectively. To do this it spends taxpayers’ money on health services for local people. These range from hospital and mental health services to district nursing, health visiting or other community-based teams.

 

The CCG also works with other organisations, such as neighbouring NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Cheshire East Council and voluntary groups, to decide what the health and social care needs are in their areas. To work well, CCGs must take in to account the views of patients, doctors, nurses, NHS managers, hospitals, the Council and others when making decisions about how they want to spend their budget, in areas such as cancer, heart disease, mental health, hospital care, community care and prescribing of medicines.

 

For more information on Vale Royal CCG, visit http://www.valeroyalccg.nhs.uk or follow on Twitter @NHSValeRoyalCCG

 

 

 

Sickness Certificates

You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.

Evidence that you are sick

If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).

Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill.You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

If you're sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.

However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.

You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.

Statement of Fitness for Work - ’Fit Note'

The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.

For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)



 
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