Dr Sue Harrower, a leading Solihull GP, and nurse Di Veal are setting out on a challenging African trek to raise money to save the sight of children suffering from a condition that is curable if detected early.
It will be the fourth fundraising trek for the adventurous GP, who is a member of Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group’s Governing Body and lead GP for Solis (the north Solihull practice consortium). Others have been along the Great Wall of China, the Peruvian Inca Trail and the foothills of the Himalayas.
Solihull’s NHS end of life care services and cancer support charity Macmillan are helping more people to be cared for in the place of their choosing.
Dr Anand Chitnis, Chair of Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and a GP in Castle Bromwich, said: “Many people find it difficult to talk about dying.
“However, we know that most patients would prefer to die at home rather than in hospital. To enable this to happen, their care needs to be planned.
Veteran broadcaster and dementia awareness champion, Angela Rippon, has launched a strategy to help thousands of people living with dementia across Birmingham and Solihull.
Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group, working with Birmingham CrossCity CCG, Birmingham City Council, Solihull Council and other local NHS CCGs, presented the strategy ‘ pdf Give me something to believe in: Birmingham and Solihull Dementia Strategy 2014-17 (2.57 MB) ’ at a public event on 19 May.