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National Advice for Patients following Cyber Attack

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Advice for patients

A number of NHS organisations have been affected by a ransomware attack (an attack on the IT systems which support NHS services). This attack was not specifically targeted at the NHS but it has had an impact on NHS services.  

The NHS is working hard to ensure that as few patients as possible are affected.  Below is guidance for those accessing the NHS over the coming days.

Be Ready For Dying Matters

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People in Solihull are invited to break the taboo and talk about death during Dying Matters Awareness Week 2017 which runs from 8-14 May. The earlier that people talk about their dying wishes, the easier it is emotionally and practically to deal with.

Bowel cancer – the killer symptoms

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Around 1 in 20 people develop bowel cancer. Almost 18 out of 20 cases of bowel cancer in the UK are diagnosed in people over the age of 60 which is why NHS Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is asking people to look out for the early warning signs.