Local doctors in Birmingham and Solihull are urging patients to visit their local pharmacist this winter for advice on common health complaints to help family doctors spend more time with seriously ill patients.
NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group has appointed Paul Jennings to the role of Chief Executive.
Paul has been working with the Birmingham and Solihull CCGs on an interim basis since July 2017. Following a competitive recruitment process, he has now been appointed to the role permanently.
People in Birmingham and Solihull are being encouraged to make pledges to take action against cancer as part of a worldwide awareness event.
NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are backing World Cancer Day on 4 February 2018. The aim is to encourage everyone to take action to reduce the impact of cancer on individuals, families and communities.
A campaign to encourage people to speak openly about mental health issues is being supported by NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).
Did you know that one in four people nationally will suffer with a mental health issue at some point in their lives? For people with mental health problems, not being able to talk about it can be one of the worst parts of the illness.
Our healthy campervan tour gets underway tomorrow (30/1), at Birmingham University, to help educate local students on how to Stay Well This Winter and to choose the right services first time.
Students at Birmingham University are invited to hop on board the ‘Stay Well This Winter’ campervan to receive free advice on accessing the right health services for different needs.
The NHS in Birmingham and Solihull is calling for more patients who are entitled to the free flu jab to come forward; it’s not too late to get the flu jab.
As the number of people affected by flu continues to rise across England, thousands of vulnerable patients in Birmingham and Solihull are putting themselves at risk of flu this winter because they have not taken up the free flu vaccination.
Organisers of the Solihull Together 2018 Awards have extended the closing date and are encouraging people who live and work in Solihull to keep the nominations rolling in until Monday 5 February.
The Solihull Together 2018 Awards celebrate inspiring and innovative work going on across Solihull to support the borough’s vulnerable and frail adults. They are a chance to say thank you and recognise outstanding care and support from people working in a variety of health and care roles in Solihull. This includes local residents, voluntary and community organisations, Solihull Council, the NHS and private companies.
To find out more about the nine award categories listed below and to submit a nomination visit www.solihulltogether.co.uk/awards. You can also follow the Awards on Twitter @ST4BL
Children and Young people in Solihull can now log on to Kooth for mental health support
Solihull Council has commissioned XenZone’s Kooth service, giving local 11-25 year olds access to online counselling and emotional well-being support. The service, commissioned with funds from Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Local Transformation Funding, will run for an initial 18-month pilot.
Kooth is an early intervention mental health service, with no waiting lists. Self-help materials, mood tracking and goal-setting tools are available on the site at any time via any connected device; counsellors are available from 12noon until 10pm on weekdays and from 6pm until 10pm on weekends.
Walking not only induces positive emotions, it can also help towards maintaining a healthy weight, strengthening bones and muscles, and also preventing and managing various health conditions, including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.
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