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Coventry parkrun celebrates the 70th Birthday of the NHS – NHS70 

21 May 18

The NHS is celebrating 70 years this year.


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Unsung heroes – NHS 70 Stories – Betty 

18 May 18

This is the moment that 94-year-old Betty met twins Maggie and Harry.


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Public Invited to Dudley CCG’s Primary Care Commissioning Committee Meeting 

18 May 18

Members of the public are invited to attend the next Primary Care Commissioning Committee meeting, which will be held by the Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).


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Unsung heroes – Mick 

18 May 18

The NHS turns 70 this year and we know that it wouldn’t be the institution that it is today, without the people behind it.


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Dr David Hegarty re-elected as Chair of NHS Dudley CCG 

16 May 18

Dr David Hegarty MBE has been re-appointed as Chair of Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Governing Body for a three year term of office.


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New card launched to give deaf people a helping hand 

15 May 18

Deaf people in Dudley are now using a useful new card to help services they use to support them with their communication needs.


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Operating Department Practitioner Day 

14 May 18

Today is national Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) Day and here at UHCW we just want to say a big thank you to them for the work they do.


News
The full definitive list of medicines no longer available on NHS prescription 

11 May 18

Proposals to rein in prescriptions for medicines for dozens of minor conditions, received broad support…


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UNICEF Baby-friendly is best for Coventry 

11 May 18

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust has again been awarded the prestigious Baby Friendly Award and is the latest UK health care facility to win international recognition from Unicef.


News
MPs to debate introducing charges for patients using NHS services 

11 May 18

The bill – proposed by Conservative MP Christopher Chope – is listed to be debated in Parliament…


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a collection of writing that questions as well as celebrates nhs comms 

11 May 18

The new #futurePRoof has been published with a collection of writing to celebrate the 70 years of the NHS.


Blog feature
Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG Oncology Event 

10 May 18

Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG, working on behalf of NHS England, is currently undertaking a robust programme of engagement activity regarding oncology services in the area.


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FUTURE PROOF: A collection of writing that asks questions as well as celebrates NHS comms 

9 May 18

Here are two myths about the NHS and neither are true.


News
GPs are banning prescriptions for these conditions within weeks 

9 May 18

NHS bodies say from May 31 they will no longer fund items such as probiotics, vitamins and minerals…


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Dudley CCG Invites Public to attend Board Meeting 

4 May 18

Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group is holding its Board meeting next week and members of the public are invited to attend.


Blog comment
Business Questions 3 May 2018 

3 May 18

I raised with the Leader of the House the debate on postgraduate student nurses’ bursaries which the Government plans to abolish, despite them being so important in upskilling people and dealing with the skills shortage in the NHS.


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National breast cancer screening recall 

3 May 18

You may have seen in the national news that up to 309,000 women across the country aged between 70 and 79 will be offered the opportunity for a catch-up NHS breast screening test this year.


Local news
Family crowdfund to help 5 year old daughter walk with “magic legs” 

2 May 18

A family from West Heath/Northfield have started a crowdfunding page to help pay for an operation that’s no longer available on the NHS so their five-year-old daughter can walk.


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Health chiefs urge parents to get children immunised against measles 

1 May 18

Following a number of measles outbreaks across the West Midlands health chiefs in Dudley are urging parents to get their children vaccinated.


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How Birmingham physio shed 7st to become competitive bodybuilder! 

1 May 18

Kiran Bassan, who works at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, once weighed 19st…


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GP & Pharmacy Opening Times for May Bank Holiday in Dudley 

1 May 18

As the first May Bank Holiday weekend approaches it is important to remember that not all pharmacies and GP practices will be open over the holiday period.


News
Solihull hospital chief accepts new role at Warwick Manufacturing Group 

26 Apr 18

A HOSPITAL trust chief is retiring after 12 years following the merger of NHS trusts – and is moving to the Warwick Manufacturing Group.


Blog feature
Medical Negligence – Do You Have A Case? 

26 Apr 18

In recent years, medical negligence cases are on the rise.


Blog feature
One of UK’s foremost NHS chief executives to lead Healthcare Systems activities at WMG 

26 Apr 18

It was announced today, Thursday 26th April 2018, that Dame Julie Moore, currently Chief Executive of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), is to become a Professor of Healthcare Systems at WMG, University of Warwick.


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NHS chief takes new role with University of Warwick 

26 Apr 18

Dame Julie Moore is retiring from Birmingham trust and will lead the healthcare systems team at Warwick Manufacturing Group…


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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…


Blog comment
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’.


News
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.


News
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…


Rugby
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.


Local news
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.


Blog comment
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…


News
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.


News
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.


Blog comment
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.







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