Folder Documents

Folder BSol Health Commissioning Board

Solihull CCG has agreed to establish a joint committee with Birmingham CrossCity and Birmingham South Central CCGs. This committee is known as the BSol Health Commissioning Board.

The dates of upcoming meetings, agendas and papers can be viewed below:

Date Venue

Papers

19 October 2016; 10.30 - 11.45 Bartholomew House, 142 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B16 9PA View the board pack here
14 December 2016; 9.00 - 11.30 Meeting Rooms 1 & 2, Bartholomew House, 142 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B16 9PA View the board pack here 
14 February 2017; 14.00 - 16.30  Meeting Rooms 1 & 2, Bartholomew House, 142 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B16 9PA  View the board pack here 
12 April 2017; 9.00 - 11.30  Meeting Rooms 1 & 2, Bartholomew House, 142 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B16 9PA  pdf View the board pack here (4.95 MB)  
14 June 2017; 9.00 - 11.30 Meeting Rooms 1 & 2, Bartholomew House, 142 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B16 9PA View the board pack here 
14 July 2017; 15.50 - 16.30 Meeting Rooms 1 & 2, Bartholomew House, 142 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B16 9PA View the board pack here
5 September 2017; 14.00 - 16.30 Meeting Rooms 1 & 2, Bartholomew House, 142 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B16 9PA View the board pack here 
10 October 2017;
09.00 - 11.25
Meeting Rooms 1 & 2, Bartholomew House, 142 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B16 9PA View the board pack here
8 November 2017; 13.30 - 17.00 Rooms 10 & 11, Friars Gate, 1011 Stratford Road, Solihull, B90 4BN View the board pack here
13 December 2017; 9am Rooms 10 & 11, Friars Gate, 1011 Stratford Road, Solihull, B90 4BN  

If you would like further information, please email bhamcrosscity@nhs.net 

Folder Ear Health (Audiology)

Following a procurement of Adult Hearing Services, a large part of this is no longer provided by Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT), which covers Heartlands, Good Hope, Solihull Hospital and Community Solihull Services.

If you have received a letter from HEFT because you were receiving their Hearing Aid Services, you will need to transfer to another provider.

To register with a new provider of your choice, in the first instance you need to telephone the provider using the contact details contained in the table below.

There are also links to the location of the providers to help you find the one closest to you.

Please use the telephone numbers in the table below and do not contact the stores directly.

Once you have registered with them your new provider will take on the responsibility of your continued aftercare.

Provider Telephone Link to Locations
Hidden Hearing Ltd 0800 037 3080 Click here for Locations
Interhearing 0800 002 9503 TBC
Mediscan Diagnostic Services Ltd 0161 337 8086 TBC
Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust 0121 507 4875 Click here for Locations
Scrivens Ltd 0800 626 427 Click here for Locations

Specsavers Hearcare Group Ltd

-       Solihull Hub

-       Chelmsley Wood Hub

 

0121 704 1125

0121 329 5510

 

Click here for Locations
The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust 01384 321 266

The Audiology service is provided from:

Brierley Hill Health and Social Care Centre

Venture Way

Brierley Hill

West Midlands

DY5 1RU

The Outside Clinic (Complete Price Eyewear) 0800 605 040 (Only a domiciliary service is provided i.e. within the patient’s home) B Only a domiciliary service is provided i.e. within the patient’s home
University Hospitals Birmingham  NHS Foundation Trust 0121 371 7100 Operate out of UH

Folder Eye Health (Ophthalmology)

New Eye health Leaflets

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) has produced new information leaflets designed to help patients recognise and treat eye conditions. The leaflets form part of the AOP’s patient resources – a suite of more than 10 leaflets and videos on eye health including sight-threatening conditions such as AMD and glaucoma.

Moorfields Eye Hospital also produced patient information leaflets for a wide range of eye conditions.

Community Medical Opthalmology Service

Solihull’s Community Medical Ophthalmology Service operated by The Practice Group provide a range of GP-referred and Optometrist referred services for Solihull GP practice registered patients, including the following conditions for children aged 6 -17 plus adults here. There are 3 clinic locations:

The Practice has also produced a range of eye condition patient leaflets and videos which can be read and viewed from the following weblink: http://www.thepracticegroup.co.uk/patients/conditions-leaftlets/.

Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS)

        • This is an NHS funded service available for patients with minor eye problems.
        • The service is for patients registered with Solihull GP practices.
        • It is for people of all ages – adults and children.
        • Children U16 years must be accompanied at their appointment by an adult.
        • Patients will be referred to the new service by their GP, Pharmacist or Optician where appropriate.
        • Patients can self-refer into the service - To find your nearest practice in Solihull and the surrounding areas who are MECS accredited visit http://www.eyecarewm.co.uk

You can be seen by your local Minor Eye Conditions Service, if you have a recent eye problem such as:

        • Red eye
        • Dry eye, gritty and uncomfortable eyes
        • Irritation and inflammation of the eye
        • Significant recent sticky discharge from the eye or watery eye
        • Recently occurring or sudden increase of flashes and floaters
        • Painful eye
        • In-growing eyelashes
        • Recent and sudden reduced vision
        • Something in your eye

A&E may be most appropriate for more serious eye conditions or injuries such as:

        • Sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes
        • Considerable eye pain
        • Significant trauma such as penetrating injury or lacerations to the eye or eyelid
        • Chemical injury or burns
        • Problems arising from recent eye surgery

The aim of the MECS service is:

      • To assist patients and carers with self-care, education and care planning where necessary
      • To improve the patient experience and offer access to a choice of services using the existing network of optometry practices
      • To deliver a timely, easily accessible, high quality optometry and ophthalmology service across Solihull
      • To expand the number of locations where patients can be treated
      • To streamline the referral and treatment process resulting in a reduction in patient waiting times and improved access
      • To reduce the number of follow-up outpatient appointments
      • To improve communication between specialists and the patient’s GP
      • To reduce the number of unnecessary secondary care referrals for non-urgent eye conditions
      • To provide value for money for the NHS.

Folder Patient Choice

Patient Choices imageChoosing your hospital or service

If your GP needs to refer you for a physical or mental health condition, in most cases you have a legal right to choose which hospital or service you go to, which includes many private and NHS hospitals that provide services to the NHS.

You may also choose your clinical team led by a consultant or named healthcare professional.

GP surgeries tend to refer to local hospitals and services however if you want to be referred somewhere else in the country or if you want your doctor to see if there is another hospital that can see you more quickly, ask your GP.  If your GP thinks there is a clinical reason why you shouldn’t go somewhere else, they will tell you.

You can choose a hospital or service based on whatever matters most to you – this could include *waiting times, quality of service, your previous experience, the opinions of other patients, the location or your GP’s recommendation.

Please read this leaflet which talks about some of the frequently asked questions that people have about choosing where to be referred to. 

For more information about Patient Choice, here are some more useful resources; 

https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/choice-planning-guidance.pdf

*Please visit our NHS Constitution page where you can find a link to waiting times and a supporting user guide.