With the school holidays about to begin, NHS Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is urging people to take care when enjoying the sunshine.
Keeping active in the fresh air is good news for our health but exposure of unprotected skin to the sun’s harmful rays can cause serious problems including sunburn, heatstroke and even cancer.
Holidaymakers travelling abroad are being urged by Solihull health leaders to pack essential medical items in their suitcase to avoid a bad bout of diarrhoea, sunstroke or accidents spoiling their holiday.
Although holiday health may be one of the last things on people’s minds when packing, a visit to the local pharmacy before heading off either home or abroad should feature in everyone’s preparations.
Solihull CCG is working with local clinicians, GP practices and their staff to develop a vision and strategy for primary care in Solihull. In developing our strategy, it is really important that we understand the views and priorities of people who use, deliver or support primary care services.