The summer holidays are now in full swing, but you didn’t envisage your little one falling ill, leaving them fed up, confined to the sofa watching TV. Help is at hand though as most minor ailments, such as coughs, bumps and scrapes can be looked after at home or with advice from a pharmacist.
New mothers in Solihull are being encouraged to breastfeed their babies in support of World Breastfeeding Week, which runs from Tuesday 1 to Monday 7 August 2017.
Breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways to ensure child health and wellbeing, having long-term benefits for babies lasting right into adulthood. Breastfed babies have less chance of getting diarrhoea and vomiting and experience fewer chest and ear infections. They are also less likely to become obese and develop type 2 diabetes later in life.
Work has been ongoing to appoint an interim Chief Executive for NHS Birmingham CrossCity, Birmingham South Central and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).
The CCGs are pleased to announce that their respective Governing Bodies have now approved the appointment of Paul Jennings. Paul will be joining the CCGs from today (Wednesday), on an interim basis, until a substantive Chief Executive can be appointed in the coming months.
NHS Solihull CCG has been rated in the NHS England Improvement and Assurance Framework for 2016/17 as Outstanding for Cancer, Good for Mental Health and Needs Improvement for Dementia. With regard to dementia we need to increase our diagnosis rates and are working with our GPs to achieve this. We have been working in ‘Financial Turnaround’ since the beginning of 2017 and recognise that despite the positives of our improving outcomes for health, our adverse financial position at year end has resulted in an overall CCG rating of inadequate.
NHS England have recently released the results of its long running GP patient survey with surgeries in the Solihull area performing extremely well.
Grab your wellies and water-proof ponchos, because the Great British Summer Festival season is well and truly underway. People in Solihull can now benefit from top tips from NHS Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) so they can stay safe and healthy at summer festivals.
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