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Hundreds of assaults on West Midlands Ambulance staff last year 

24 Apr 18

Union wants thugs who attack ambulance workers punished, after staff are bitten, stabbed and spat at.


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West Midlands baby study suggests ‘link between cot death and air pollution’ 

22 Apr 18

A study led by the University of Birmingham looked at the effects of short-term variations in air pollution…


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West Midlands residents are ‘struggling’ – so why are our mental health trusts getting less funding? 

21 Apr 18

West Midlands mental health trusts saw lower incomes than in 2011/12, once inflation is taken into account…


NHS
Patients in Dudley benefit from Diabetes Prevention Programme 

20 Apr 18

Stephen is one of 535 residents in the region to benefit from the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme; a free personalised tailored service for people at risk of type 2 diabetes.


NHS
Public Invite to Healthcare Forum Meeting 

19 Apr 18

Dudley CCG invites you to our next public meeting to hear about ‘Self Care in Dudley’.


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Alethea supports campaign to get patients up and moving 

19 Apr 18

93-year-old Alethea knows only too well the benefits of getting out of her hospital bed and getting dressed.


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Things are hotting up for our physios! 

19 Apr 18

As the temperature is set to soar on Sunday at the London Marathon, physiotherapists from University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust are getting ready to support runners.


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Self-injected smart drug holds out new hope for migraine sufferers 

19 Apr 18

Trial results show that the antibody drug erenumab can cut episodic migraine attacks by more than half in a large proportion of cases…


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People living in this part of the West Midlands are among most likely in UK to die from avoidable causes 

19 Apr 18

The latest data from the Office for National Statistics has shown that 2,319 people in the area died an avoidable death…


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New information folders helping patients at their bedside 

16 Apr 18

New patient information folders are now available at bedsides at University Hospital in Coventry, and the Hospital of St Cross in Rugby.


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Viagra is now available over the counter – and more men are giving it a go 

16 Apr 18

It is said that erectile problems affect up to one in five men…


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Just one alcoholic drink a day will shorten your life, says study 

13 Apr 18

This equates to around six pints of 4% strength beer or six 175ml glasses of 13% wine…


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This grim discovery means you may never use a hand dryer in a public loo again 

12 Apr 18

But a new university study might just change your mind…


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Underpaid, short-staffed and sick with stress – how Birmingham NHS workers are feeling the strain 

11 Apr 18

One in seven members of staff at Walsall Healthcare (15.2%) said they rarely or never look forward to going to work…


NHS
Recognise your NHS heroes at annual UHCW staff awards 

10 Apr 18

Hollywood royalty may have celebrating their Oscars wins last month, but a local hospital Trust is looking to recognise NHS stars at its very own OSCA ceremony.


News
This is exactly what happens to your body when you don’t have sex 

9 Apr 18

The effects aren’t too pleasant…


News
15 of the most common medical myths debunked by experts 

9 Apr 18

Thankfully, help is now at hand…


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Measles outbreak in Birmingham: This is what to look out for 

7 Apr 18

This is the advice from the NHS about how to spot it…


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Why you should never go down playground slides with a child on your lap 

7 Apr 18

An American study found that 352,698 children under the age of six were injured on slides in the US between 2002 and 2015…


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How to quit smoking – and what happens to your body as you do 

7 Apr 18

Without question, giving up smoking is the best thing any smoker can do for their health…


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West Midlands lags behind in getting children with eating disorders urgent treatment 

6 Apr 18

Official data shows the Midlands sees 80% of urgent cases begin treatment for an eating disorder within one week…


NHS
CQC in summary 

5 Apr 18

If you would like more information on the CCQ such as: CQC in Summary What do CQC Do? Key Questions/ Key Lines of Enquiry (KLOE) Services Ratings Please click here.


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The sugar tax will hit shoppers buying soft drinks from tomorrow – here’s what you need to know 

5 Apr 18

The sugar tax on soft drinks will hit consumers from Friday…


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Number of measles cases in West Midlands in 2018 is three times higher than last year 

4 Apr 18

The number of reports is 2.8 times higher than the 25 cases reported in the same 13 weeks in 2017, and compares to 17 cases reported in 2016…


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More than 80 cases of scarlet fever reported in West Midlands within last week 

4 Apr 18

From the start of the year up to April 1, 667 suspected cases of scarlet fever were reported to Public Health England (PHE…