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All set for Easter? 

23 Mar 18

As we get close to Easter, it’s important to think about your health needs over the bank holiday weekend.


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World Tuberculosis Day 

23 Mar 18

World TB Day is on March 24.


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Stop Modern Slavery: The epidemic happening under your nose 

21 Mar 18

Modern slavery is occurring every day in our high streets, homes, factories and fields.


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It’s good to talk about mental health – National Conversation Week 2018 

19 Mar 18

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Cold weather warning: people urged to take care in Birmingham and Solihull 

5 Mar 18

As colder weather sweeps across the area this week, NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is urging people in the area to take extra care.


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Why Wait? – Eating Disorders Awareness Week 

28 Feb 18

Eating disorders affect 1.25m people and can be devastating to sufferers and their families.


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Birmingham and Solihull CCG appoints Independent Members 

23 Feb 18

NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group has appointed five Independent Members to its Governing Body.


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Cold weather warning for Birmingham and Solihull residents 

22 Feb 18

The Met Office has issued a Level 2 cold weather alert for the Birmingham and Solihull area from Friday, 23 until Monday, 26 February.


NHS
Keep children well this half term 

21 Feb 18

With the half term holidays upon us, local doctors in Birmingham and Solihull are reminding everyone of the range of health services available and tips on keeping your family well.


NHS
Speak to your pharmacist to stay well this winter 

13 Feb 18

Local doctors in Birmingham and Solihull are urging patients to visit their local pharmacist this winter for advice on common health complaints to help family doctors spend more time with seriously ill patients.


NHS
Speak to your pharmacist to stay well this winter 

13 Feb 18

Local doctors in Birmingham and Solihull are urging patients to visit their local pharmacist this winter for advice on common health complaints to help family doctors spend more time with seriously ill patients.


NHS
TB or not TB, that is the question 

12 Feb 18

A series of events are taking place across Birmingham to screen eligible people who may be carrying TB without them knowing it.


NHS
TB or not TB, that is the question 

12 Feb 18

A series of events are taking place across Birmingham to screen eligible people who may be carrying TB without them knowing it.


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Birmingham and Solihull CCG appoints permanent Chief Executive 

12 Feb 18

NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group has appointed Paul Jennings to the role of Chief Executive.


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Birmingham and Solihull CCG appoints permanent Chief Executive 

12 Feb 18

NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group has appointed Paul Jennings to the role of Chief Executive.


NHS
Make a pledge to take action on World Cancer Day 

2 Feb 18

People in Birmingham and Solihull are being encouraged to make pledges to take action against cancer as part of a worldwide awareness event.


NHS
It’s ‘Time to Talk’ about mental health 

31 Jan 18

A campaign to encourage people to speak openly about mental health issues is being supported by NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).


NHS
Students invited to get on board with healthy thinking 

30 Jan 18

Our healthy campervan tour gets underway tomorrow (30/1), at Birmingham University, to help educate local students on how to Stay Well This Winter and to choose the right services first time.


NHS
It’s not too late for the flu jab 

25 Jan 18

The NHS in Birmingham and Solihull is calling for more patients who are entitled to the free flu jab to come forward; it’s not too late to get the flu jab.


NHS
Extra week to enter Solihull Together awards 

25 Jan 18

Organisers of the Solihull Together 2018 Awards have extended the closing date and are encouraging people who live and work in Solihull to keep the nominations rolling in until Monday 5 February.


NHS
Smear test plea for women in Birmingham and Solihull as screening attendance falls 

23 Jan 18

Women in Birmingham and Solihull are being reminded of the importance of attending regular smear tests for cervical cancer as latest figures reveal that attendance of cervical screening in England is the lowest for two decades.


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

22 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; Better Pathways, Birmingham Mind …


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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.


NHS
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.


NHS
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.


NHS
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…


NHS
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.


NHS
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.


NHS
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.


NHS
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.


NHS
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.


NHS
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.


NHS
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.


NHS
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.


NHS
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.


NHS
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).


NHS
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…