It feels like summer is almost here, and with all the outdoor events and fun it’s important to stay safe in the sun. Although the sun is an excellent source of Vitamin D it is important not to go outside into the sun without adequate protection.
Patients in Solihull are being encouraged to have a greater say in how local health services are being run by joining a Patient Participation Group (PPG) at their local GP practice.
The numbers of people being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes continues to rocket in Solihull with almost 2,000 more people registered with the disease in the last five years.
Between 2012 and 2017 an extra 1,900 people have been registered at local GPs with the disease, meaning there are now 13,953 people registered with Type 2 diabetes living in Solihull.
Knowledge is power, so NHS Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is backing Diabetes Awareness Week to encourage people in Solihull to join the fight against diabetes and be aware of the symptoms.
Diabetes Awareness Week takes place from 11 – 17 June. This year’s theme, ‘Know Diabetes, Fight Diabetes’, encourages you to put the power in your hands and be aware to either prevent you getting diabetes in the first place, or to learn how to live well with the condition.
Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group is supporting National Carers Week 2017 which runs from 12 June to 18 June 2017.
This year's theme is 'Building Carer Friendly Communities' and there will be a celebration of the vital contribution made by carers in Solihull.
The Croft Medical centre in Solihull organised a male cancer drop in event recently which proved very successful with men taking part in some useful discussions.
The bank holiday is almost here, so please see below a list of the pharmacy's local to you and their opening hours this May bank holiday.
With spring in full swing and the temperatures increasing, NHS Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are reminding patients how to stay protected from the sun’s ray in the warmer temperatures by applying sunscreen and being prepared for hay fever.
More Articles ...
- Ransomware cyber-attack
- National Advice for Patients following Cyber Attack
- UPDATED 14th May: Statement on NHS Cyber Attack
- Mental Health - you’re not alone
- Celebrate your Nurses
- Be Ready For Dying Matters
- Bank Holiday Pharmacy opening hours
- Bowel cancer – the killer symptoms
- New ways of working to improve GP care
- Put a spring in your step