December is finally here which means Christmas and cold weather! One of the best ways of keeping yourself well during winter is to stay warm. NHS Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are encouraging people to keep well by keeping warm during this winter period and prevent their chances of catching flu this winter.
It’s that time of year again when NHS Solihull CCG staff members ditch the razor for a month and embrace the power of the beard! Grow a beard throughout December to help raise funds and awareness for Bowel
Cancer UK, and impress your friends, family and colleagues with your bearded efforts along the way!
Did you know 1 in 14 men will be diagnosed with bowel cancer during their lifetime?
Solihull residents are being urged not to leave it too late to order their repeat prescriptions this Christmas. Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is issuing the reminder so that people can have a healthy Christmas without being without vital medication.
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.
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