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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.


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Healthwatch Birmingham celebrates successful transformational year with appointment of new Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Board 

6 May 16

To continue driving Healthwatch Birmingham’s strategy and vision going forward, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Andy Cave as the new Chief Executive Officer and Brian Carr into the role of chair of the board.


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Urgent Care strategy statement 

4 May 16

Dr Gavin Ralston, Chair of NHS Birmingham CrossCity Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said:“We can absolutely reassure local people that we are being totally transparent about our plans for urgent care in Birmingham and no decisions have …


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Birmingham CrossCity CCG shortlisted for HSJ award 

13 Apr 16

NHS Birmingham CrossCity Clinical Commissioning Group’s Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) project has been shortlisted for a category in the Health Service Journal Value in Healthcare Congress and Awards.


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Birmingham, Sandwell and Solihull patients are set to receive better and safer care with Your Care Connected. 

23 Mar 16

Your Care Connected is a new system that will enable doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals working in hospitals to view information from a patient’s GP record, with the patient’s permission, to provide better, safer care – it …


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Easter Opening Times 2016 

23 Mar 16

Pharmaceutical dispensing services a dispensing service will be provided by these pharmacists…


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Venkat Medical Centre closure – patients urged to take action 

17 Mar 16

Venkat Medical Centre, Tile Cross Road, Birmingham will no longer be providing medical services to its patients from 11 April 2016.


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Advice for patients ahead of the junior doctors’ strike 

8 Mar 16

A national junior doctors’ strike is taking place this Wednesday, 9 March, for 48 hours; effective from 8am until 8am on Friday 11 March.


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Have your say on procedure policies: Health commissioners urge local people 

3 Mar 16

People in Birmingham and Solihull are being invited to give their views on changes which will affect the availability of certain medical treatments and procedures.


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Patients benefit from £156,085 NHS England fund receiving revamped GP premises 

29 Feb 16

Castle Bromwich patients will benefit from a major NHS funding boost to improve local GP facilities.


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Venkat Medical Centre closure 

22 Feb 16

Venkat Medical Centre in Tile Cross will no longer be providing medical services to its patients from 11 April 2016.


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A new patient transport service for Birmingham, Solihull and Sandwell 

19 Feb 16

Each year, thousands of local patients use non-emergency patient transport (NEPT) services across Birmingham, Sandwell and Solihull, to get to and from their NHS healthcare services.


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Advice for patients ahead of the junior doctors’ strike 

9 Feb 16

A national junior doctors’ strike is taking place on Wednesday the 10 February for 24 hours; effective from 8am until 8am on Thursday 11 January.


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Impact assessment on 25+ mental health services in Birmingham 

9 Feb 16

Joint press release from NHS Birmingham CrossCity Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.


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Katie Road walk-in centre hours extended until 10pm, seven days a week 

9 Feb 16

South Birmingham GP walk-in centre is now open from 8am-10pm, seven days a week.


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Sheldon patients to benefit from revamped premises 

9 Feb 16

Sheldon patients will benefit from a major NHS funding boost to improve local GP facilities.


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Patients invited to share their views about Procedures of Lower Clinical Value 

2 Feb 16

The NHS in Birmingham and Solihull would like to talk to patients about Procedures of Lower Clinical Value (PLCV).


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Power fault affecting a number of GP surgeries across Birmingham 

20 Jan 16

A power fault is affecting a number of GP surgeries across Birmingham.


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New ‘myGP™’ app provides Birmingham patients with services at their fingertips 

4 Jan 16

Birmingham CrossCity Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is to be the first to launch a new mobile phone application (app) that will provide thousands of patients with a convenient way to manage their appointments, be alerted about services…


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The NHS in Birmingham wishes you a merry, and healthy, Christmas! 

18 Dec 15

With Christmas just around the corner, people across Birmingham are being reminded to make sure staying well is on their list this year.


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Birmingham, Solihull and Black Country CCGs award contracts for commissioning support services 

8 Dec 15

Seven Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) from across Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country have awarded five contracts to provide commissioning support services, worth a total of over £54 million, over the next four years.