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Got diabetes? Get the flu jab! It’s World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day (14 November 2015) is a timely reminder to all those with diabetes to protect themselves this winter with a free flu jab say doctors at Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group.

Those with diabetes (types 1 and 2) have a hard time fighting flu if it’s caught.  The virus can put added stress on the body affecting blood sugar levels.  Even those that manage their diabetes well can be at risk of serious complications from flu resulting in hospitalisation, and in some cases it can be fatal.

Solihull nurses' dedication honoured

Three Solihull nurses have been recognised for their commitment to high standards of practice and patient-centred care through the Queen’s Nurse programme. Kirsty Millard, Caroline Kelle and Sue Nightingale each received their badge and certificate at a ceremony in London on 9 November.

The title is awarded by the Queen’s Nursing Institute to nurses who demonstrate exceptional commitment to patient-centred values and continually improve their nursing practice. The nurses recognised at the latest ceremony join just 25 other Queen’s Nurses in the West Midlands.