New mothers in Solihull are being encouraged to breastfeed their babies in support of World Breastfeeding Week, which runs from Tuesday 1 to Monday 7 August 2017.
Breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways to ensure child health and wellbeing, having long-term benefits for babies lasting right into adulthood. Breastfed babies have less chance of getting diarrhoea and vomiting and experience fewer chest and ear infections. They are also less likely to become obese and develop type 2 diabetes later in life.
Work has been ongoing to appoint an interim Chief Executive for NHS Birmingham CrossCity, Birmingham South Central and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).
The CCGs are pleased to announce that their respective Governing Bodies have now approved the appointment of Paul Jennings. Paul will be joining the CCGs from today (Wednesday), on an interim basis, until a substantive Chief Executive can be appointed in the coming months.
NHS Solihull CCG has been rated in the NHS England Improvement and Assurance Framework for 2016/17 as Outstanding for Cancer, Good for Mental Health and Needs Improvement for Dementia. With regard to dementia we need to increase our diagnosis rates and are working with our GPs to achieve this. We have been working in ‘Financial Turnaround’ since the beginning of 2017 and recognise that despite the positives of our improving outcomes for health, our adverse financial position at year end has resulted in an overall CCG rating of inadequate.