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Support Blood Cancer Awareness Month

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September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month and this year’s aim is to raise awareness of the symptoms of blood cancers, which can often be confused with flu. Health leaders from NHS Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are encouraging people to become more aware of the three main blood cancer types; multiple myeloma, leukaemia and lymphoma by getting involved in this year’s campaign.

Birmingham and Solihull CCGs take steps to create new single commissioning organisation by April 2018

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The three clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Birmingham and Solihull have agreed to develop a new single commissioning organisation by April 2018, subject to approval from NHS England.

NHS Birmingham CrossCity, Birmingham South Central and Solihull CCGs are undertaking the work in a bid to deliver significant improvements to health and wellbeing for the people of Birmingham and Solihull.

Its World Alzheimer’s Month

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Friends and family of older people in Solihull are being urged by health leaders at NHS Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to look out for the early symptoms of Alzheimers so they can benefit from the support that is available.

Raise a cuppa to a good cause

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Catch up over a cuppa and delight in a delicious cake all for a good cause, at the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and Information Fair at The Core in Solihull.

The event takes place on Friday 30th September between 10am and 3pm and is being opened by the Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Mike Robinson.

Changes to Solihull Walk-in Centre

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There are changes to Solihull Walk- in centre which is re locating on 29 October 2016.

This will affect you if you use the Walk-in Centre as your only GP Practice and have “registered” to do this and have all of your GP care here. This may affect about 2,300 people in Solihull.

School’s out, Stay active

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As kids across the country eagerly anticipate that final school bell signaling the official start of summer, parents grow anxious at the prospect of entertaining and funding six weeks’ worth of fun-filled family time. But health leaders are reassuring mums and dads that there are numerous cost effective summer solutions right at their fingertips to keep the little ones busy indoors or out.

Keep on top of hay fever this summer

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Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is offering expert guidance for hay fever sufferers on how to cope during the summer.

One in five people in the UK are affected by hayfever – which causes itchy, red and watery eyes, blocked and runny nose, itchy throat and palate, wheeze and even difficulty in sleeping.