Solihull residents are being urged to help look after the NHS this winter by thinking carefully about whether they really need to visit A&E with minor illnesses and injuries.
Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is launching Choose Well 2014 this week, asking people to think twice about where they go to get treatment, rather than heading straight to A&E. The best option may be to stay at home to recover, to visit a pharmacy for treatment, to book a GP appointment, or to call NHS 111 for advice and signposting to a healthcare service. Click here to see the Solihull pharmacy rota for Christmas and New Year.
NHS organisations across the Midlands have released the top 12 most trivial A&E visits of Christmas, in a bid to reduce the number of people who attend when they don't need to.
Senior clinical and professional leads in dementia from the NHS, Solihull Council and the voluntary sector met last week to explore how health and care organisations can work together to improve the borough's dementia diagnosis rates.