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Local Councillors visit Solihull Hospital

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rsz 2healthsafetyscrutinycommittee jac 5597Councillors from the Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Board visited Solihull Hospital on Friday 3 November.  They met staff from Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) and the Urgent Primary Care Centre to get an understanding of how the departments are benefiting Solihull patients and they were given a guided  tour around the main reception area for Urgent Primary Care and Booked Primary Care.  The MIU is a 24 hour service for people who suffer a minor injury and the Urgent Primary Care service runs from 8am to 8pm seven days a week, to see and treat patients with a minor illness.

New clinical chair for NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is announced

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Image of Dr Peter InghamBirmingham GP, Dr Peter Ingham, has been appointed as the Clinical Chair of the new NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group.

Having enjoyed 27-year career in general practice in Birmingham, Dr Ingham is currently a partner at Sutton Coldfield Group Practice in Sutton Coldfield. He has spent four years on the Governing Body of Birmingham CrossCity CCG, holding the position of Contracting Lead.

Birmingham measles cases prompt MMR vaccination call

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People in Birmingham are being encouraged to check that they, their children and teenagers have had two doses of MMR vaccine following confirmation of cases of measles within the city.

Public Health England (PHE) West Midlands is working with Birmingham City Council and local NHS partners to make sure that anyone in the city who needs an MMR vaccination is aware, following confirmed cases of measles in children in Birmingham. Most of the recent cases had not received the required two doses of MMR vaccine.

Look out for the elderly this winter

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Elderly imageOlder people, in particular those that live alone, are especially susceptible to winter illnesses, yet it can be sometimes difficult for those at risk to admit that they need help. All too often elderly people end up being treated in hospital for long periods, with symptoms that might not have been so serious and could have been managed effectively at home, if they had only sought help sooner.

Solihull Together Awards 2018: Nominations now open

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We need your nominations.

The Solihull Together Awards, now in their fourth year, celebrate the outstanding achievements of residents, carers, volunteers, professionals, public sector and private sector organisations.  We are looking to showcase the most inspiring people and innovative work in health and social care across Solihull and we need your nominations to know who they are.

Stay Well roadshows to help residents prepare for winter

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A fun and interactive roadshow is touring Birmingham and Solihull to give residents a better chance to ‘Stay Well’ this winter.

NHS Birmingham CrossCity, NHS Birmingham South Central and NHS Solihull Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are running the winter roadshows as part of the national NHS ‘Stay Well’ campaign.

The roadshow events, which take place during November and December, visit popular locations across Birmingham and Solihull to offer advice to local residents on how to prepare for winter.

Confused about cold and flu?

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coldfluUnderstanding the difference between cold and flu can be a bit confusing. Part of the confusion is because colds and flu can share similar symptoms, such as a cough, sore throat and headache, but each is caused by different viruses.