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NHS Walsall CCG appoints new Chair 

24 Mar 16

NHS Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Anand Rischie as the organisation’s new Chair as of the 1st April 2016, following recent elections to the Governing Body involving local GP practices…


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Don’t be caught out by severe weather 

4 Feb 16

Doctors across Walsall are urging people – especially elderly family members and neighbours – to make sure they are stocked-up with medicines and supplies as weather forecasters predict unsettled weather and cold snaps.


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New Walsall Urgent Care Centre building officially opened 

4 Feb 16

The new £1m building for Walsall’s Urgent Care Centre (Community Site) at the Saddlers Centre, Bridgeman Street, was officially opened today (28 January).


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Childhood cold or flu – do you know the difference? 

20 Jan 16

It’s the time of year when colds and flu are doing the rounds in schools and nurseries across Walsall.


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Residents give Walsall’s new Urgent Care Centre thumbs-up 

14 Jan 16

Walsall’s Urgent Care Centre received the seal of approval from local community members who visited the new site this week, to get a first-look at the newly-renovated building located at the Saddler’s centre.


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Keep Warm, Keep Well This Winter 

14 Jan 16

NHS Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is reminding residents to keep warm and keep well over the next few weeks as the country braces itself for the arrival of winter weather.


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Get well soon without antibiotics 

6 Jan 16

Don’t go straight for antibiotics if you are feeling ill – that’s the warning from GPs across Walsall.


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School’s out but do you need to swot up? 

22 Dec 15

Solihull GPs are urging those looking after children this Christmas to swot up on basic common illnesses such as coughs and colds so they know what to do should their child become ill.


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Walsall’s new Urgent Care Centre building Prepares to Open 

21 Dec 15

The new building for Walsall’s Urgent Care Centre at the Saddlers Centre is almost complete, with renovations on schedule.


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More local NHS services than ever available this Christmas and New Year 

21 Dec 15

NHS Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is advising Walsall residents that there are more local NHS services than ever if they fall ill or need health advice over Christmas and New Year.


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Walsall schools to take part in pilot to improve mental health services for children 

15 Dec 15

Hundreds of children across Walsall will benefit from improved access to local mental health services, following the Government’s announcement that Walsall has been chosen to be part of a new national pilot scheme.


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Local health organisation named as best in country – for the second time in three years 

19 Nov 15

The NHS organisation responsible for planning and buying health services for the residents of Sandwell and West Birmingham is celebrating after scooping a national award – repeating its success from 2013.


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Young people to “take over” health organisation 

17 Nov 15

Young people in Wolverhampton are to give their views about the health services they receive when they “take over” a health organisation, Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (WCCG) on 19 November.


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Health commissioner makes patients aware of antibiotic use on European Antibiotic Day 

16 Nov 15

People in Wolverhampton are being urged by their local health commissioner to be aware of the proper uses of antibiotics and ensure they are taken responsibly.


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Solihull nurses’ dedication honoured 

13 Nov 15

Three Solihull nurses have been recognised for their commitment to high standards of practice and patient-centred care through the Queen’s Nurse programme.


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Got diabetes? Get the flu jab! It’s World Diabetes Day 

12 Nov 15

World Diabetes Day (14 November 2015) is a timely reminder to all those with diabetes to protect themselves this winter with a free flu jab say doctors at Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (WCCG).


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Got diabetes? Get the flu jab! It’s World Diabetes Day 

12 Nov 15

World Diabetes Day (14 November 2015) is a timely reminder to all those with diabetes to protect themselves this winter with a free flu jab, say doctors in Birmingham.


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Wolverhampton GPs now offering electronic prescriptions to their patients 

12 Nov 15

Patients in Wolverhampton are able to benefit from a free NHS service that reduces the need to visit the GP surgery just to collect a paper prescription.


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Solihull GP practice launches group to tackle loneliness in older patients 

2 Nov 15

A local GP practice in Sheldon has partnered up with a national charity to tackle the issue of loneliness amongst older patients.


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Get your flu jab now. It’s free because you need it! 

29 Oct 15

Autumn is here and the nights are drawing in, so it’s really important we take the time to look after ourselves, and one of the best things we can do is get the flu jab.


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Shoppers encouraged make a pledge to stay well this winter 

27 Oct 15

Shoppers in Wolverhampton will be urged to “stay well this winter” using a series of large pledge cards at events in the city this weekend (30 and 31 October).


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Magistrate goes back to his roots in Solihull to work with GPs 

19 Oct 15

Solihull born and bred, Rhod Mitchell, is the new Lay Advisor for Primary Care Commissioning and will be working with Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).


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Nominations open: put forward your health champions for the Equality Awards 2016 

15 Oct 15

Local groups and organisations that make a difference by reducing health inequalities in their community are being urged to enter Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Equality Awards 2016.


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Walsall’s new Urgent Care Centre opens to patients 

13 Oct 15

(Left to right) Paul Minty – Urgent Care Centre Manager, Gurminder Johal -Primecare, Dr Anand Rischie – NHS Walsall CCG , Stephen McGuinn – Primecare and Salma Ali, Phil Griffin, Alan Turrell from NHS Walsall CCG.


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Listen up: final week to have your say on GP services in Sandwell and West Birmingham 

12 Oct 15

Patients in Sandwell and West Birmingham only have one more week to share their views and opinions of local GP services with their local healthcare commissioner.


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Improving Urgent Care in Wolverhampton 

30 Sep 15

Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which funds healthcare services for the city, has announced that Northern Doctors Urgent Care Ltd, will run the new Urgent Care Centre at the Royal Wolverhampton Trust New Cross Hospital site…


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Have your say on GP services in Sandwell and West Birmingham 

22 Sep 15

Patients in Sandwell and West Birmingham are being urged to give their views on GP services at two public meetings this month.


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Walsall’s new Urgent Care Centre prepares to open doors 

11 Sep 15

A new Urgent Care Centre will open in Walsall next month.


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AGM and Health Fair to be held at Botanical Gardens 

7 Sep 15

Birmingham CrossCity Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is inviting people to join in with a celebration of its work over the past year.


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Local people encouraged to have their say on GP services 

1 Sep 15

Patients in Sandwell and West Birmingham are being urged to share their experiences of local GP services.


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Bank Holiday advice from health commissioner to avoid a hospital stay 

28 Aug 15

By taking a little extra care over the Bank Holiday, you can stay well and enjoy the extended weekend avoiding an unnecessary trip to hospital, say doctors at Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).


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August Bank Holiday – GPs and Community Pharmacies open on Bank Holiday Monday, and how to access dental care over the weekend 

27 Aug 15

GP PRACTICES Practices will close at their normal closing time on Friday, 28 th August, 2015, and open at their normal opening time on Tuesday, 1 st September, 2015.


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Gold award for local health commissioner’s investment in people 

27 Aug 15

Birmingham South Central Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been awarded a prestigious Investors in People Gold Award for its high performance through people management.


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Find out more about your health services at commissioners Annual General Meeting 

24 Aug 15

Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is encouraging people to attend its Annual General Meeting (AGM), so locals can find out how the CCG is making a difference to healthcare services in the area.


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Walsall CCG Annual General Meeting – 3 September 2015 

5 Aug 15

You’re invited to attend the NHS Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Annual General Meeting.


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Join Wolverhampton health commissioners at their Annual General Meeting 

23 Jul 15

Wolverhampton residents are invited to join local NHS chiefs to find out more about plans for future services.


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Contract awarded to run new Urgent Care Centre in Walsall 

23 Jul 15

NHS Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) can confirm that Primecare has been awarded the contract to run the new Urgent Care Centre in Walsall.


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Prepare for bumps and bruises as school’s out for summer 

17 Jul 15

Planning for a day out with young children can mean packing more bags than for a week abroad.


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Wolverhampton healthcare commissioners agree service changes in efficiency review 

16 Jul 15

Healthcare commissioners in Wolverhampton have agreed changes to a number of services after giving residents the opportunity to have their say.


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NHS111 West Midlands procurement update 

2 Jul 15

Following the outcome of the recent NHS111 re-procurement process in the West Midlands, the Commissioners, Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group, confirm that West Midlands Ambulance Service will cease to deliver the service…


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Wolverhampton doctors issue heatwave advice 

29 Jun 15

If you want to enjoy the warm weather in local outdoor beauty spots like West Park this summer, you and your family need to take care in the sun and heat.


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Join public meeting in Handsworth to discuss non-emergency patient transport services 

23 Jun 15

Patients in west Birmingham are being urged to give their views on proposals for a new non-emergency patient transport service in Birmingham, Solihull and Sandwell.


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Get involved in your local NHS patient summit 

19 Jun 15

NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is encouraging local people who are with GP practices in the Tipton, Rowley Regis, Cradley Heath and Oldbury areas, to get involved in their patient summit on Tuesday 23 June…


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NHS 111 procurement in the West Midlands 

19 Jun 15

Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group confirm that the procurement to deliver the NHS 111 service across the 16 Clinical Commissioning Groups in the West Midlands, for the next four years, has ceased.


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New Urgent Care Centre for Walsall 

12 Jun 15

Work is underway for the development of a new Urgent Care Centre in Walsall town centre.


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Stock up your medicine cabinet in time for the Bank Holiday, say Wolverhampton doctors 

22 May 15

Doctors in Wolverhampton are urging patients to stock up their medicine cabinets in time for the bank holiday weekend – and advising them what to do if they need help urgently.


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Give us your views on non-emergency patient transport services 

20 May 15

Birmingham South Central Clinical Commissioning Group would like to hear your views on proposals for a new non-emergency patient transport service in Birmingham, Solihull and Sandwell.


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Give us your views on non-emergency patient transport services 

20 May 15

Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group would like to hear your views on proposals for a new non-emergency patient transport service in Birmingham, Solihull and Sandwell.


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Four weeks left for Wolverhampton people to have their say on proposals for new musculoskeletal service 

11 May 15

There are four weeks left for Wolverhampton residents to give their views on proposals for a new musculoskeletal service for the city.


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Walsall May Bank Holiday Pharmacy Opening Times 

1 May 15

Please find the pharmacy opening times for Walsall  here .







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