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Mental health charities awarded contract to support Birmingham people with their recovery and into employment 

15 Jan 18

Three of the region’s leading mental health charities have come together in a unique partnership which is set to support thousands of local people with their recovery and a move into meaningful employment.


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Walking 10 minutes a day can improve your mood 

15 Jan 18

Walk away the January blues and literally step into the New Year as evidence suggests walking 10 minutes a day can boost your mood to help brighten the January month.


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Walking for 10 minutes a day can improve your mood 

15 Jan 18

Walking for just 10 minutes a day could boost your mood and help banish those January blues.


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A little does a lot – Alternative ways to live healthily in the New Year 

11 Jan 18

If your New Year resolution is to embrace a healthier lifestyle, then NHS Choices has lots of support available online.


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Help yourself and others to Stay Well This Winter and don’t spread flu in the West Midlands 

11 Jan 18

Public Health England (PHE) in the West Midland is urging people to help the region ‘stay well this winter’ by preventing the spread of flu across the region.


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Half the sugar children consume comes from unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks 

3 Jan 18

New Change4Life campaign encourages parents in the West Midlands region to “Look for 100 calorie snacks, 2 a day max” to cut children’s sugar intake.


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New Year, New You – Make some resolutions to improve your health 

2 Jan 18

If your new year resolution is to improve your health, then why not look after your li ver in 2018…


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Stay safe and well in cold weather 

27 Dec 17

The Met office has issued a yellow warning for snow today (27 December) where the cold weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services.


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Call NHS 111 to get the right care this winter 

21 Dec 17

People in Birmingham and Solihull who need urgent but not emergency care this winter are being urged by Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to call NHS 111.


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NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group appoints new Lay Vice Chair 

21 Dec 17

Sir Tony Hawkhead CBE has been appointed as the Lay Vice Chair of the new NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), from 01 April 2018.


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Be prepared – stock up your medicine cabinet now! 

18 Dec 17

As we’re all busy with our Christmas shopping, don’t forget to top your basic home medicines, especially over winter when the weather can prevent us getting out and about.


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Half of sexually active young people have had sex with a new partner without using a condom 

18 Dec 17

One in 10 sexually active 16-24 year olds have never used a condom 1 One in three (35%) think carrying condoms gives the impression that you sleep around 1 Nearly six in 10 of all chlamydia and gonorrhoea diagnoses in 2016 were in people aged…


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Play Your Care Right in Birmingham and Solihull 

14 Dec 17

The local NHS in Birmingham and Solihull is helping local people to get the right care at the right time this Winter by launching an innovative and fun new game show animation called ‘Play Your Care Right’.


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Call for MMR check for a measles-free Christmas in the West Midlands 

14 Dec 17

Public Health England (PHE) West Midlands is renewing the call for people to check they are up-to-date with two doses of MMR vaccine.


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Birmingham and Solihull Christmas and New Year pharmacy opening 2017-18 

12 Dec 17

Birmingham and Solihull Christmas and New Year pharmacy opening hours 2017-18…


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12 Days of winter animation helps people in Birmingham and Solihull to get the right care 

12 Dec 17

With Christmas fast approaching, it can be a very exciting time of year as we prepare for the big day.


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New clinical chair for NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is announced 

7 Dec 17

Birmingham GP, Dr Peter Ingham, has been appointed as the Clinical Chair of the new NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group.


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Birmingham measles cases prompt MMR vaccination call 

1 Dec 17

People in Birmingham are being encouraged to check that they, their children and teenagers have had two doses of MMR vaccine following confirmation of cases of measles within the city.


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Stay Well roadshows to help residents prepare for winter 

28 Nov 17

A fun and interactive roadshow is touring Birmingham and Solihull to give residents a better chance to ‘Stay Well’ this winter.


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Confused about cold and flu? 

20 Nov 17

Understanding the difference between cold and flu can be a bit confusing.


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Patients across Birmingham and Solihull urged to use the correct treatment this winter and help fight against antibiotic resistance! 

15 Nov 17

With the weather getting colder and illnesses circulating, members of the public may be tempted to use antibiotics in place of rest and over the counter remedies.


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Retired nurse is one of 7,000 people living in the West Midlands feeling the benefits of the new NHS diabetes prevention programme 

13 Nov 17

Mrs Baldev Ahluwalia, who lives in Sandwell, is just one of 7,485* people at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in the West Midlands.


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Embracing Self Care for Life 

13 Nov 17

Embracing Self Care for Life is the theme ofSelf Care Week, the annual initiative which aims to help you stay healthy for your whole life.


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Six things you should do for your health and home this winter 

7 Nov 17

The cold weather is set to arrive this week but there are lots of tips to make sure you give yourself the best chance to stay warm and healthy.


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NHS England approves merger to create largest CCG in England 

2 Nov 17

The three Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have received confirmation that NHS England has approved the CCGs’ application to create a single CCG for Birmingham and Solihull, from April 2018.


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Protect your unborn baby with a free flu jab 

27 Oct 17

Almost eleven thouand pregnant women in the Birmingham and Solihull area left themselves and their unborn child at risk of the flu last year, NHS figures have revealed.


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Campaign urges people in the West Midlands region 

23 Oct 17

It is estimated that at least 5,000 deaths are caused every year in England because antibiotics no longer work for some infections A new report from PHE out today reveals that four in 10 patients with an E.


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Healthwatch Birmingham launches video campaign to promote patient feedback 

12 Oct 17

Healthwatch Birmingham has launched a new video series to raise awareness of the simple ways people can share their experiences of local services.


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Review of learning disability deaths launched in Birmingham 

10 Oct 17

From 1 October 2017, the deaths of people with a learning disability, who had a Birmingham GP, will be reviewed by a team of trained staff to identify any potentially avoidable factors that may have contributed to the person’s death.


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Pharmacy Opening Times – Bank Holiday Monday 28th August 2017 

22 Aug 17

Find out which pharmacies are open on the bank holiday, Monday 28 th August 2017.


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Interim Chief Executive appointed for NHS Birmingham CrossCity, Birmingham South Central and Solihull CCGs 

27 Jul 17

Work has been ongoing to appoint an interim Chief Executive for NHS Birmingham CrossCity, Birmingham South Central and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).


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Changes to urgent care services at Sparkhill Primary Care Centre 

17 Jul 17

Changes to urgent care services at Sparkhill Primary Care Centre (856 Stratford Road, Birmingham B11 4BW) The current provider of urgent care services at this location will cease to provide services on 31 July 2017.


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Late May Spring Bank Holiday pharmacy opening times 

22 May 17

Find out where your nearest local pharmacy is open Bank Holiday Monday (29 May 2017).


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Ransomware cyber-attack 

17 May 17

“A spokesperson for the NHS Birmingham CrossCity, Birmingham South Central and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Groups said, “A number of GP surgeries across Birmingham and Solihull have unfortunately been affected by the recent ransomware …


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National Advice for Patients following Cyber Attack 

15 May 17

Advice for patients A number of NHS organisations have been affected by a ransomware attack (an attack on the IT systems which support NHS services).


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Statement on NHS Cyber Attack 

12 May 17

Some NHS organisations are currently experiencing IT problems due to a cyber attack.


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Early May Bank Holiday 2017 pharmacy opening times 

25 Apr 17

Find out where your nearest local pharmacy is open Bank Holiday Monday (1 May 2017).


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Easter 2017 pharmacy opening times 

7 Apr 17

The NHS is reminding people in Birmingham where they can access expert medical treatment during the Easter bank holiday weekend (14 – 17 April 2017…


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NHS advice for a ‘hoppy’ Easter 

5 Apr 17

With just over a week left until Easter, doctors in Birmingham are asking local people to plan ahead with some simple steps to stay happy and healthy over the long bank holiday weekend (14-17 April).


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NHS advice for a ‘happy’ Easter 

5 Apr 17

With just over a week left until Easter, doctors in Birmingham are asking local people to plan ahead with some simple steps to stay happy and healthy over the long bank holiday weekend (14-17 April).


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Midlands Medical Practice recognised for outstanding patient care 

24 Mar 17

Midlands Medical Partnership (MMP) has been commended for their outstanding care by the Care Quality Commission (CQC); one of the first ‘super partnerships’ to achieve this rating in the country.


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National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day 2017 – Event Update 

6 Mar 17

Momentum for the National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day (#CSEDay17) taking place on March 18th 2017 is growing daily.


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NHS in Birmingham set outs proposals for improvements in mental health day services 

2 Mar 17

The NHS clinical commissioning groups in Birmingham have launched a twelve week public consultation on proposed changes to some of the mental health services they buy from a range of organisations.


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Top Tips to stay well in cold weather 

8 Feb 17

It is important that we all take extra precautions as colder weather sweeps across the area this week.


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Personalised virtual budget scheme to be created for pregnant women across Birmingham and Solihull 

18 Jan 17

A brand new initiative which plans to give pregnant women access to a virtual budget to improve and personalise theirmaternity care, goes live this week.


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Think about which service you need… 

4 Jan 17

The NHS in Birmingham is currently very busy and we are asking local people to carefully consider what NHS service they need.


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Integrated Personal Commissioning early adopters 

21 Dec 16

Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC) is one of the pillars of the Five Year Forward View.


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Pharmacy opening hours for Christmas and New Year 2016-17 

19 Dec 16

Families are being urged to plan ahead for Christmas and the New Year by making sure they know in advance where they can get expert health advice for common problems.


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NEPT Stakeholder Briefing December 2016 

14 Dec 16

It has been an extremely busy year as the four Birmingham, Sandwell and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have taken forward plans to commission a new non-emergency patient transport (NEPT) service which will start on 1 May 2017…


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Birmingham and Solihull Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) 

24 Oct 16

For more information on the Birmingham and Solihull Sustainability and Transformation Plan visit www.


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CCG and practices continuing to reduce antibiotic prescribing in Birmingham 

14 Oct 16

Local GPs are working with patients to only prescribe antibiotics when absolutely necessary this winter.


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Contract awarded for Birmingham, Sandwell & Solihull non-emergency patient transport 

13 Oct 16

West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (WMAS) has been awarded a five-year contract to deliver a new non-emergency patient transport (NEPT) service for around 8,500 patients a week from 1 May 2017.


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NHS Birmingham CrossCity CCG Information Lead wins coveted award 

3 Oct 16

NHS Birmingham CrossCity Clinical Commissioning Group’s Information Lead, Dr Masood Nazir, has won the prestigious Chief Clinical Information Officers (CCIO) award for Clinical Informatics Leadership.


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Birmingham and Solihull CCGs take steps to create new single commissioning organisation by April 2018 

21 Sep 16

The three clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Birmingham and Solihull have agreed to develop a new single commissioning organisation by April 2018, subject to approval from NHS England.


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NHS Birmingham CrossCity CCG shortlisted for three prestigious HSJ awards 

14 Sep 16

NHS Birmingham CrossCity CCG has been shortlisted for three 2016 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards.


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AGM success for NHS Birmingham CrossCity CCG 

12 Jul 16

NHS Birmingham CrossCity Clinical Commissioning Group successfully held its third Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday (6 July) at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.


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Local people invited to attend Birmingham CrossCity’s Annual General Meeting 

28 Jun 16

Local people are invited to attend NHS Birmingham CrossCity Clinical Commissioning Group’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 6 July.


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Birmingham CrossCity CCG wins HSJ value in healthcare award 

26 May 16

NHS Birmingham CrossCity Clinical Commissioning Group has won the Value and improvement in the use of information technology to drive value in non-clinical support services category at the 2016 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Value in Healthcare…


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Student’s winning design for NHS 

19 May 16

NHS Birmingham CrossCity Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has recently teamed up with the School of Visual Communication within the facility of arts, design and media at Birmingham City University.


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First GP practice in Birmingham recognised for outstanding patient care 

13 May 16

Ridgacre Medical Centres have been recognised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for providing outstanding primary care services to their patients.