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The Regional Medical Director for the Midlands, Nigel Sturrock, is urging vulnerable patients not to be complacent about the threat of flu this winter. Nigel Sturrock, Regional Medical Director at NHS England and NHS Improvement in the Midlands, said: “It’s important that we all remember that flu is still a killer despite the current pandemic. […]
More than 150 NHS patients in the Midlands have received personal, specialised care thanks to a new service set up during the coronavirus pandemic. Stroke Connect, a nation-wide partnership between the NHS and the Stroke Association, provides stroke survivors with support and advice in the early days following hospital discharge, without having to leave the […]
NHS Pilot Soups and Shakes Diet launches in the Midlands to fight diabetes Patients in the Midlands are now able to access NHS soup and shake weight-loss plans to tackle type 2 diabetes. The very-low-calorie diet and lifestyle plans have been shown to put Type 2 diabetes into remission for people recently diagnosed with the […]
A Shropshire lady who has bravely battled bladder cancer is urging people with cancer symptoms to get checked quickly despite the pandemic. Mary, now in her 70s, had a radical cystectomy last July using robot assisted surgery. She recovered very well, but in June this year a persistent discharge had developed and was getting worse. […]
As an NHS worker who heads up the engagement team at Joined Up Care Derbyshire, Karen Lloyd is very much aware of the impact of COVID-19. “I know all about the infection rates, but when I found a lump in my breast it never stopped me from thinking I need to get in touch with […]
Siobhan Heafield, the Chief Nurse for the Midlands, has issued a rallying call to those receiving their A-Level results tomorrow to seriously consider a career in nursing. NHS staff including nurses have pulled out all the stops to treat over 100,000 COVID-19 patients as well as everyone else who needed care over the last six […]
A leading teaching hospital will provide targeted support to improve services for patients at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH). University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) has entered an Improvement Alliance with SaTH to provide leadership expertise that will support the Trust to offer clinically safe and sustainable patient services. It will […]
People in the West Midlands who are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes will now be able to sign themselves up online to join their free local Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme. This new service has been launched as part of a series of measures in response to COVID-19. Recent findings show […]
People in the East Midlands who are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes will now be able to sign themselves up online to join their free local Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme. This new service has been launched as part of a series of measures in response to COVID-19. Recent findings […]
Midlands benefits significantly from NHS Volunteer Responders scheme as it reaches half a million milestone
Wolverhampton, East Lindsey, Lincoln and Boston are among the areas to benefit most from the NHS Volunteer Responder Scheme. More than half a million tasks have been completed nationally by the NHS army of volunteers recruited to help local communities during the coronavirus pandemic, with people in need of help, getting it fast. The scheme […]