People in Birmingham and Solihull are being invited to give their views on changes which will affect the availability of certain medical treatments and procedures.
Known as Procedures of Lower Clinical Value (PLCV), they include the removal of tonsils, cataracts surgery, cosmetic surgery, hip and knee surgery. These are generally treatments or procedures which are beneficial, but only in the right circumstances.
The NHS locally has been working hard to plan and prepare for this winter. We are determined to protect the standards of service for people accessing services in Solihull during the winter months.
Hospitals, GPs, social services and other health professionals will continue to work together to respond to local needs.
A former Solihull nurse has said she is ‘humbled’ after being awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours for her work supporting patients and families at the end of their lives.
Helen Meehan was nominated for the honour by head nurse at Solihull Hospital and Community Services Vanessa Wort and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group in recognition of her ‘significant’ and ‘lasting’ impact on end of life care in the borough.