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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.


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Birmingham and the West Midlands Take a Lead in Innovative Care for the Region’s 27,000 Psoriasis Patients 

20 Apr 18

PSO What? Report highlights psoriasis affects patient quality of life but local NHS advances are helping…


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NHS campaigners call for clarity over Midland Metropolitan 

20 Apr 18

Campaigners demand government solution to PFI hospital “fiasco”.


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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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Solihull NHS staff feel overworked, underpaid and unwell, a survey revealed 

19 Apr 18

SOLIHULL NHS staff are struggling to cope with ‘work related stress’ and understaffing, NHS figures show.


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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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This is the number of people being rushed to A&E after being shot in Birmingham 

17 Apr 18

New figures from the NHS have revealed all…


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The devastating effect cocaine abuse is having on Brummies’ mental health 

17 Apr 18

Figures from NHS Digital show that in 2016/17 there were 605 admissions to hospitals in the area…


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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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Birmingham to host Westfield Health Transplant Games: Volunteers wanted 

13 Apr 18

Birmingham will host the 41st edition of the Westfield Health British Transplant Games from Thursday 2nd August to Sunday 5th August 2018.


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This is how dog attacks are putting Brummies in hospital every day 

13 Apr 18

Figures obtained from NHS Digital show that in 2016/17, there were 362 admissions to Birmingham hospitals…


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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…


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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.


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Hollybank House – CCG withdraw Better care Funding 

10 Apr 18

As a Councillor for Willenhall North, and a Cabinet member as well as a member of the Health and Wellbeing Board, I have to say just how disappointed I was when I became aware of Hollybank House losing the beds to care for patients coming out of the …


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The staggering number of FGM cases recorded in Birmingham every single day 

9 Apr 18

NHS Digital figures reveals that in 2017, there were 620 cases where a woman was newly recorded in the FGM dataset…


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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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WESTMINSTER DIARIES: Good news for the NHS and trade unions 

7 Apr 18

Dame Caroline Spelman’s column from this week’s Observer…


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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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Patients invited to have their say at new University Hospital Involvement Hub 

3 Apr 18

A new Involvement Hub has now opened in the main entrance of the University Hospital in Coventry.


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The full list of medicines NHS has banned from prescriptions – including paracetamol and eye drops 

30 Mar 18

Cough mixture, eye drops, laxatives and sun creams are among the products that will no longer be routinely prescribed…


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WESTMINSTER DIARIES: NHS trusts merger welcome 

30 Mar 18

Julian Knight MP’s fortnightly column…


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UHCW recognised for measures to keep a healthy workforce 

29 Mar 18

The NHS Trust which runs University Hospital in Coventry and the Hospital of St Cross in Rugby has received two national endorsements for its work to help staff keep fit and healthy.


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Book more convenient blood tests at the Hospital of St Cross 

29 Mar 18

People in Rugby can now book their blood test outside work or school opening times at the Friends Blood Taking Unit at the Hospital of St Cross.


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NHS Health Services over the Easter period 

29 Mar 18

Published by  NHS Walsall CCG @ WalsallCCG With the Easter Bank Holiday coming up, don’t leave it until the last minute to order your repeat prescription.