Solihull CCG was part of a team who entered the Acute, Community and/or Primary Care Services Redesign category which was highly commended at the HSJ Awards in London on Wednesday 23 November.
People with asthma and other chronic respiratory conditions are being urged by health leaders in Solihull to get the vaccinated from flu, in order to protect themselves this winter.
Solihull Council and NHS Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group have both signed a pledge to show their commitment to the global fight against domestic abuse and violence.
The Public Health Responsibility Deal is designed to encourage employers to recognise the effect that domestic abuse can have on staff and implement policies or procedures that will help increase awareness.
The pledge forms part of 16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence, aimed at businesses to support them to positively address domestic abuse throughout the workplace.
- Children and young people
- Enhanced general practice
- Mental health
- Urgent care
- Maternity and newborn
With the weather getting colder and illnesses circulating, members of the public may be tempted to use antibiotics in place of rest and over the counter remedies. However, NHS Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is advising against the use of antibiotics for coughs, colds and flu. This message to Solihull residents supports World Antibiotic Awareness Week which is 14-20 November 2016.
There is a general misconception that antibiotics can treat winter conditions, in fact, research has shown that only 10%* of sore throats and 20% of acute sinusitis benefit from antibiotic treatment but the prescription rates are much higher than this.
Understanding Self Care for Life is the theme of Self Care Week, the annual initiative which aims to raise national awareness of self care.
The Self Care Forum launches Self Care Week between 14 and 20 November; promoting improved awareness of services such as local pharmacies for minor ailments and advice about medications; flu vaccinations and improved management of long term conditions such as respiratory and heart conditions.
The CCG regards diabetes as an important priority and over the last 12 months a significant piece of work has been undertaken to redesign and improve the diabetic care pathway for patients. Structured patient education has been identified as one of the key areas for review. Currently all patients with newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes are offered a referral to an education session. The referral is made by the patient’s GP or Practice Nurse. Sessions are undertaken by a Diabetes Specialist Dietician and are either group sessions or one-to-one appointments.
Join us at one of our forthcoming workshops to help test, challenge and shape the future commissioning directions of the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across Birmingham & Solihull.
These events are an opportunity for the public, our patients, service providers and wider partners to learn more about our direction of travel, our key workstream areas and our commissioning intentions for 2017-2019.
This year we are hosting our workshops collectively in parallel with the development of a new commissioning organisation for Birmingham & Solihull and the emerging Sustainability & Transformation Plan (STP).
Health leaders at Solihull NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are calling on men and women in Solihull to become Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to help raise awareness of men’s health this ‘Movember’.
Movember has been taking place across the world for the last 13 years, with men growing a moustache for the full 30 days of November; whether struggling to grow anything on their upper line, or extending it to create unique and random styles. This wacky idea brings to the forefront the most serious issues relating to men’s health, specifically, prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.
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