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‘Enormous’ NHS pressure blamed for huge surge in cancelled operations at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. 

16 Aug 18

There has been a surge in the number of operations being cancelled at the last minute at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.


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Innovative local health and care hubs feature in new national report 

15 Aug 18

TWO local health and care hubs have been singled out as examples of innovation and excellence in a national report.


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Dental Hygiene advice to carers of people diagnosed with Dementia 

15 Aug 18

Stacey Quinton, Dental Nurse Specialist from Community Dental Services, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, will be joining BUDS on Tuesday 21 August 2018, 10.30 am to 12 noon, at South Staff Water Community Hub.


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The NHS tips which will help you lose weight safely and quickly 

14 Aug 18

There are countless eye-catching diets out there, but the science behind many is questionable, and some are even a risk to your health…


Blog feature
Myth no.2 “Remainers don’t want to understand us” 

13 Aug 18

Leavers just need to be loved.


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Birmingham and Solihull Mental heath trust chief set to retire 

13 Aug 18

BIRMINGHAM and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust chief executive has announced that he will be retiring after six years at the Trust.


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The best GP surgeries in Birmingham – according to patients 

12 Aug 18

NHS England has released the latest finding of its GP Patient Survey -a huge ongoing poll involving more than a million people a year…


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Midwife becomes first non-medical member of staff to get an externally funded PhD Research 

10 Aug 18

Angela is a research midwife and is the proud mummy of a little girl who died from childhood cancer.


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Catherine up for major national award 

8 Aug 18

A trained nurse who’s been educating nursing and medical staff at University Hospital in Coventry for almost 20 years has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.


Blog feature
Ending Poverty the Way to Better Health 

6 Aug 18

We must tackle the economic causes of ill health, says John Bird, and Martin Houghton-Brown praises the contribution of volunteers to the health service.


Blog feature
Young People’s mental health is a ‘worsening crisis’ 

6 Aug 18

One recent report called the problem a “silent catastrophe” while a survey of teachers labelled it an “epidemic”.


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Seven tips to lose weight quickly – which the NHS endorses 

4 Aug 18

There are countless eye-catching diets out there, but the science behind many is questionable, and some are even a risk to your health…


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A Safeguarding Call 

3 Aug 18

The recent conclusion of an inquest in to the death in 2016 of Mr Luke Leggatt in Canterbury has given rise to a social media debate amongst police officers about the East Kent Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s reaction to Coroner’s process…


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Seven NHS tips to lose weight quickly – without damaging your health 

2 Aug 18

There are countless eye-catching diets out there, but the science behind many is questionable, and some are even a risk to your health…


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New Pharmacy First Scheme Launched in Dudley 

2 Aug 18

Dudley CCG are giving people in Dudley an extra option to get trained medical help to stay well with the launch of a new ‘Pharmacy First’ scheme.


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Antipsychotic drug prescriptions are soaring in Birmingham 

31 Jul 18

NHS data shows 192,576 prescriptions for the drugs were handed out in Birmingham and Solihull NHS area in the 12 months to May…


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Seven NHS tips to lose weight quickly – without damaging your health 

31 Jul 18

There are countless eye-catching diets out there, but the science behind many is questionable, and some are even a risk to your health…


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Birmingham and Solihull doctors sign off tens of thousands of sick notes in a year. 

31 Jul 18

Doctors from Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group signed 338 fit notes, on average, every day in the last financial year, according to NHS figures.


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Rangeways Road Running Ahead in Dudley Practice parkrun Initiative 

30 Jul 18

Rangeways Road Surgery is the first GP practice in Dudley and the West Midlands to be associated with parkrun via the Royal College of General Practitioners.


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Seven NHS tips to lose weight quickly and safely – without damaging your health 

30 Jul 18

There are countless eye-catching diets out there, but the science behind many is questionable, and some are even a risk to your health…


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Improving the health and wellbeing of the people in Sandwell and Western Birmingham 

30 Jul 18

Could you play a part in further developing integrated care in Sandwell and Western Birmingham? Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group is looking for people from local communities to be part of a group of patients and carers, who …


Blog politics
40 years on from the world’s first IVF baby we should be celebrating our advancements in fertility treatment, not rationing them 

25 Jul 18

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New vision launched by Together We’re Better health and care partnership for Staffordshire 

25 Jul 18

TOGETHER We’re Better has launched a new vision to provide clear direction on what the partners are working together to achieve.


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World Embryologist Day: the story of Joanne and Brad 

25 Jul 18

They say that good things come to those who wait.


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a panacea for nhs comms? 

24 Jul 18

Following the NHS’s 70th anniversary, it’s a good time to explore the role of communications and social media to promote behaviour change as the pressures continue to grow.


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Man left seriously injured after being shot in the head in Wolverhampton. 

21 Jul 18

A man has been left seriously injured after being shot in the head in Wolverhampton on Friday night (20/07).


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CEO celebrates NHS70 with cards from local school 

20 Jul 18

CEO Andy Hardy received NHS 70th birthday cards this week from a local school.


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what the amazing NHS at 70 campaign achieved 

20 Jul 18

It has been a big year for the NHS.


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Hundreds more hospital deaths than expected – and it’s ringing alarm bells over care 

20 Jul 18

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust saw 2,137 deaths in 2017…


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Honorary doctorate for NHS trust chief 

20 Jul 18

Sarah-Jane Marsh has been recognised for creating the first NHS trust of its kind after landmark merger in 2017…


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NHS 111 sending increasing number of callers to A&E, latest figures released by NHS England show. 

19 Jul 18

The NHS 111 helpline in West Midlands is referring an increasing number of people to emergency services or calling an ambulance, prompting concerns about extra strain on AE departments.


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Newly formed Birmingham and Solihull CCG gets ‘good’ rating 

19 Jul 18

A NEWLY formed Birmingham and Solihull super-group of GPs’ services has received a ‘good’ rating in NHS England’s end-of-year annual assessment.


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Emma supports the role of local pharmacies in improving patients’ health 

19 Jul 18

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, attended a pharmacy briefing in parliament to show her support for local pharmacies.


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Creator of first Women’s and Children’s NHS Trust to be given top university honour 

19 Jul 18

The woman who created the first Women’s and Children’s NHS Trust of its kind, is to be given a top university honour this month in recognition of her contribution to healthcare.


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Vampire horseflies invade Birmingham: Here’s how you should treat painful bites 

18 Jul 18

Insect bite calls to NHS helpline 111 are almost double their usual rate…


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Plan to build new health centre on site of former care home in Burntwood backed by Cabinet 

18 Jul 18

Plans to breathe new life into the site of a former care home in Burntwood have been backed by Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet.


Local news
It’s not just mums that go to Iceland! – Supermarket gives discount for Emergency Services 

17 Jul 18

The British supermarket chain are saying a big ‘thank you’ to employees of the Police, Fire Service, NHS, Ambulance Service, HM Coastguard and RNLI for everything that they do.


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NHS staff can stay at Hallmark Hotels for free for all of 2018 

17 Jul 18

Hallmark Hotels are offering all NHS employees free stays for the remainder of 2018…


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Your Care Connected – a new integrated electronic care record on the way for Staffordshire. 

13 Jul 18

A new way of providing health and care is on the way in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.


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NHS video service receives ‘outstanding’ rating from CQC 

13 Jul 18

Birmingham patients are taking part in a pilot project where they book video consultations with a GP.


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UHCW NHS Trust welcomes the public to its AGM 

12 Jul 18

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust is inviting patients and members of the public to find out more about their local hospitals at its Annual General Meeting (AGM).


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Winner of the NHS of the future’ drawing competition announced 

11 Jul 18

Harrison Cooke aged 10 from St Margaret’s at Hasbury Church of England Primary School, Halesowen is the winner of the ‘NHS of the future’ drawing competition.


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Staffordshire commissioning staff join national celebration to mark 70th birthday of the NHS 

9 Jul 18

COMMISSIONING staff from across Staffordshire have been celebrating the achievements of the NHS on its 70 th Birthday.


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Valerie celebrates NHS outside Walsall Manor 

8 Jul 18

I was delighted to celebrate the NHS outside Walsall Manor Hospital on Saturday 7 July 2018 along with Andy Brown, Chair of the Disability Advisory Group Walsall Manor.


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Valerie speaks on the NHS in Cannock Town Centre 

7 Jul 18

I spoke at the 70th anniversary of our NHS in Cannock Town Centre on Saturday 7 July 2018.


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Valerie celebrates the 70th anniversary of the NHS 

7 Jul 18

I was delighted to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS by holding a street stall in Bloxwich Market on Saturday 7 July 2018.


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NHS 70 – Sign of the times 

6 Jul 18

It’s been fantastic this week to look back at all the achievements in the NHS over the last 70 years.


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NHS 70: Unsung Heroes – Ted 

6 Jul 18

This is Ted.


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Chief Executive, Paul Jennings of NHS Birmingham & Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group invites you to celebrate the NHS’ 70th birthday and learn more about the NHS in the local area. 

6 Jul 18

On Thursday 12 th July you are welcomed to The Vox Conference Centre at Resorts World to join celebrations in honour of the NHS.


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View from the House – 6th July 2017 

6 Jul 18

HELLO and welcome to my weekly View from the House for Tamworth Informed.







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