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Mid Essex CCG has asked Enable East to run a consultation on its behalf regarding proposals to change some local health services.

The four proposals we are consulting on are:

  • To not routinely fund prescriptions for gluten-free foods
  • To not routinely fund hearing aids for people with mild hearing loss
  • To not routinely fund vasectomy and female sterilisation
  • Options to change GP-accessed physiotherapy

The CCG wants to gather as many views as possible from local people on the proposed changes before they make any decisions.

To watch a short film that tells your more about the consultation please follow the link below:

Or to read in more detail about the proposed changes, you can downlaod the full consultation document here:  pdf Your Views on Proposed Changes to Healthcare in Your Area (1.45 MB)

Why are you proposing these changes?

Mid Essex CCG spends approximately £420m every year to help the local population stay well.

With an increasing demand on services, the CCG must continually evaluate all of the services it buys and consider the needs of local people, yet still balance this with the money available.

This year, Mid Essex CCG needs to make £15.7m of savings to help get back into financial balance.

This consultation sets out areas where proposed changes could happen and what savings they may bring.

We really want to hear your views and gather your ideas before making any decisions.

How do I have my say?

If you live in the districts of Braintree, Maldon or the city of Chelmsford and surrounding areas, you can have your say by:

  1. Discussing the options during drop-in sessions (timetable below)
  2. Completing an online survey at
  3. Requesting an individual meeting (contact details below)

Enable East is running public drop-in sessions on the following days and times:




Wed 11 Nov 2015

Braintree Community Centre, Hollywood, 19-21 Bocking End, Braintree, CM7 9AH

6pm to 7pm

Mon 16 Nov 2015

Main Hall, Maltings Academy, Spinks Lane, Witham, CM8 1EP

6pm to 7pm

Thurs 19 Nov 2015

Springfield Parish Council, St Augustine’s Way, Chelmsford, CM1 6GX

6pm to 7pm

Mon 30 Nov 2015

Main Hall, Maldon Town Council, Market Hill, Maldon, CM9 4PZ

6pm to 7pm

Thur 3 Dec 2015

St Cedds Hall, Chapter House, Cathedral Way, Chelmsford, CM1 1NX

6pm to 7pm

Thur 10 Dec 2015

Champions Manor Hall (Conference Room), Hullbridge Road, South Woodham Ferrers, CM3 5LJ

6.30pm to 7.30pm

* Please note, we had to cancel the meeting in South Woodham Ferrers planned for 23 November 2015, but have rescheduled it for 10 December 2015, as noted above.

If you would like to attend a session, request a meeting or return a printed version of the survey, please contact Enable East in the following ways:

By post

Enable East CCG Consultation, Enable East, The Laurels, 2 Boxted Road, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5HG

By telephone

Linda Williams on 01206 287501

By email

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