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Solihull Practice Nurses inspired to take innovative approaches to cancer support

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After completing a recent cancer course, Practice Nurses from Solihull have been inspired to make changes to the way they work with cancer patients. Funded by Macmillan, the course was one of 11 pilots across the country, each tailored to suit the needs of the local population.

The eight-month course was largely self-directed with the Nurses asked to gather information and reflect on their experiences, but also attend a face-to-face session each month. Beginning with an introduction to cancer, other topics covered treatment pathways, supporting patients, motivational interviewing and handling difficult conversations.

Solihull health bosses back Urgent Care Centre on hospital site

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The leaders of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have today underlined their commitment to providing an Urgent Care Centre on the Solihull Hospital site to create a more integrated approach to urgent care in Solihull.

Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT) runs Solihull Hospital and its new Chief Executive Andrew Foster met with the Dr Patrick Brooke, Accountable Officer for Solihull CCG on the site which is set to house the planned Urgent Care Centre.

Solihull - Together for Better Lives Award Winners Announced

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It was celebrations all round yesterday as organisers announced the winners of the inaugural Solihull Together for Better Lives awards at an inspiring ceremony in the Renewal Conference Centre.

The awards, developed to recognise and celebrate outstanding work by individuals and organisations in Solihull to support older people in the community, were held in the presence of the Mayor, Cllr Mrs Kate Wild and awards host Les Lawrence, Chairman of the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust Board.

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Extra GP walk-in centre to open in Solihull over Easter

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A temporary GP walk-in centre will open in Chelmsley Wood over the Easter weekend.

Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has funded the service to be run from The Chelmsley Wood Primary Care Centre, Crabtree Drive, Chelmsley Wood B37 5BU.

The walk-in centre will be open from 9am to 6pm on the following days:

  • Friday 3 April (Good Friday)
  • Saturday 4 April
  • Sunday 5 April (Easter Sunday)
  • Monday 6 April (Easter Monday)

To see which pharmacies are open in Solihull and Birmingham on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, please click here.

Solihull - Together for Better Lives Finalists Revealed

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Organisers today released details of the finalists in the Solihull Together for Better Lives Awards 2015. The inaugural awards attracted over 50 nominations from individuals and organisations across the borough.

Winners in each category will be revealed at the awards ceremony on Thursday 19 March, which will be held at the Renewal Conference Centre, Lode Lane. The winner of the Chairman’s Award will also be announced. This special award will be given to an individual or group who, in the opinion of the judging panel, has best demonstrated outstanding commitment to improving the lives of older people in Solihull.

Solihull - Together for Better Lives Awards Ceremony

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We've had a great response to the inaugural awards with a total of 54 individuals, teams and organisations nominated from the public, private and voluntary sectors as well as members of the public.

Please join us at the Awards Ceremony on Thursday 19 March, 1.30pm – 4.00pm at the Renewal Conference Centre, Lode Lane and help us to celebrate the work of the finalists and winners who are improving the quality of life for Solihull's older residents.

Solihull Urgent Care Centre - update

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Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group and Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust respective Governing Boards have reaffirmed their commitment to providing an Urgent Care Centre within the Solihull Hospital site.

Today's (4 March 2014) decision follows a rethink about the location of the centre – which was originally proposed to be within the accident and emergency department. However, investigations over the last few months revealed structural and operational problems in that area, which caused a delay in progressing plans until a new site was identified.