For over six years, Breathe Easy, part of the British Lung Foundation, has run a successful support group near to the centre of Solihull for people with lung conditions and the people who look after them. Now it is planned to open a second group in the Chelmsley Wood area.
With the annual free flu vaccine now available on the NHS, eligible Solihull residents are encouraged to contact their local GP.
Find out more about the flu vaccine by listening to friendly advice from our Chief Nurse, Sue Nicholls, or use the ‘Flu – know the facts’ information on Pinterest. To book a flu vaccine, talk to your GP.
Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Solihull Council have submitted the borough’s first Better Care Fund plan to improve local services for older people.
The Better Care Fund is a national initiative announced by the Government last year to deliver better outcomes and greater efficiencies through more joined up services for older and disabled people. The £3.8 billion pooled budget for health and care services comes from existing NHS and local authority funds; the Government is not providing any additional funding. Solihull’s portion of the Fund for 2015/16 is estimated at £15.114m. This is made up of a £1.395m contribution from Solihull Council and £13.719m from the CCG.