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

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.

NEPT services are for people that have a medical need, and require specialist assistance to travel to or from NHS services. The service plays a critical role in patient care and the CCGs are investing in the new service to ensure patients receive a high quality, safe and timely service.

Earlier this year, NHS Birmingham CrossCity Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), on behalf of 17 West Midlands CCGs, commenced a competitive procurement process for the new NEPT service.

NHS Stay Well This Winter Campaign comes to Solihull

winter flu busThe Stay Well This Winter campaign is visiting Touchwood in Solihull on 28th and 29th October as it drives home vital messages to the public.  The National roadshow, organised by Public Health England and NHS England, will be moving its way across the Midlands in October, spreading the word about the annual flu vaccination programme.

The campaign is aimed at helping people prepare against the onset of winter and to raise awareness among those in key risk groups – such as adults aged over 65, those with a long-term health condition such as diabetes, stroke and heart disease, pregnant women and children aged 2-7.