Monthly Archives: September 2015

Come along to our next Governing Body meeting


I would like to thank everyone who attended the CCGs Annual General Meeting (AGM) and made the event a vibrant success. We followed this with two very informative public engagement events about our commissioning intentions for the year ahead, 2016/2017.

We listen to your views, take the feedback with us and compile the results, basically a snap shot of what local people think about how we intend to plan and purchase local healthcare services. As soon as the results are ready, we will make them available here on our website.

Another date for your diary is our Governing Body meeting which is held in public on 30th September 2015 at Inspire2learn, Eston Learning Centre , Normanby Road Middlesbrough TS6 9AE.

If you would like to attend the meeting, and to ensure appropriate seating, please register your attendance with Sandra Edwards, Governance Officer 01642 745020 or by email to

Mental Health Strategy published

The CCG has published its Mental Health Strategy for 2015-20.

The strategy was developed with input from the public at two public events and an open online survey. It was also on the agenda at local GP meetings to ensure it reflected the experience of primary care clinicians.

The key messages from the strategy are around improved access to services, services that consider the whole person, services that empower people to act, and evidence-based commissioning.

Dr Carrasco said: “This strategy outlines our determination to improve services so that our local communities can be confident that services are available to support them when they need it the most.”

Click here for further details.

Ride the smoothie bike at our AGM and Health Fair

I am really pleased to be able to invite you along to our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 9 September 2015 from 4pm at Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart, Ridley St, Redcar,TS10 1TD. The formal AGM will take place at 5pm.

I pledged in the last blog to tell you more about some of the activities at the health fair that will be happening alongside the formal AGM that might just tempt you to come along. The theme for the stalls is health and wellbeing and as well as information and demonstrations from services some of the activities you can participate in will include the opportunity to ride on a smoothie bike that uses human cycle power to make nutritious smoothies, or you could try goggles that simulate what it is like to have reduced vision . I think I may be expected to take my turn on the smoothie bike which is a worry as at school I passed my cycling proficiency only because the examiner felt sorry for me after several unsuccessful attempts to complete the course without knocking over the cones. I do hope that the bike is well secured and/or that maybe some of you will come along and be keen to take my turn for me!

If you would like to attend, please email or call 01642 511868