Solihull born and bred, Rhod Mitchell, is the new Lay Advisor for Primary Care Commissioning and will be working with Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
He will chair the Joint Primary Care Committee of Solihull CCG and NHS England, the group responsible for commissioning general practice services in Solihull.
Pregnant women, elderly people and their carers, and people in Solihull living with long-term health conditions are being urged to plan ahead for the coming winter by rolling up their sleeves and getting a free flu jab.
Flu is an unpleasant but not particularly serious illness for the majority of the population, with most, otherwise healthy folk, finding themselves back on their feet within a week.
But for some people, the risk of complications from flu – for instance developing potentially life-threatening conditions like bronchitis or pneumonia – is very real, and the importance of being injected with a vaccine especially high.
Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has recently recruited their third apprentice since forming in 2013. Working in partnership with local colleges, the CCG were delighted by the number of young people keen to secure an apprenticeship with the NHS.
Above: Apprentice Fraser Oliver pictured with his manager Hannah Nurrish (left) and Neena Dogra from the Primary Care Development team outside Solihull CCG’s offices.