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Dental practices in the Midlands will begin to reopen from Monday (8 June) for face-to-face appointments that are pre-booked by phone or email. For many practices, the reopening is likely to be phased as they undertake the work required to prioritise the safety of patients and staff. Risk assessments are taking place which have identified […]
The Duchess of Cornwall thanks thousands of Midlands volunteers for their kind support during Covid-19 pandemic
To mark Volunteers’ Week, volunteers in the Midlands have been thanked by the Duchess of Cornwall for their acts of kindness to support the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic. “The first week of June is traditionally Volunteers’ Week, when we celebrate our unsung heroes. This year in particular, we owe a great debt of thanks […]
A regional NHS staff worker has recovered from Covid-19 and returned to the frontline at Birmingham’s Heartlands Hospital. Sarah Quinton is one of over 50 regional staff workers who have been redeployed to support the frontline teams fighting coronavirus. Sarah had been playing an important role as a Senior Clinical Manager in NHS England and […]
People who have diabetes in the Midlands are being urged by health leaders to access the support available to them, which includes a new dedicated helpline and online tools to help manage the condition during the pandemic. The plea comes as new NHS research has revealed that people living with diabetes face a significantly higher […]
People in the Midlands are being reminded to protect their mental health and to be vigilant for signs of ill mental health in others ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week. The theme of this year’s campaign, which runs from 18 to 24 May, is ‘Kindness’ which can have a hugely positive impact on someone’s mental […]
People in the Midlands are being urged to ‘act FAST’ if they or a loved one has stroke symptoms and not put off seeking help because of coronavirus. NHS staff have worked hard to ensure anyone who needs stroke care can safely get it despite the biggest public health emergency in over a century. As […]
Nursing leaders are asking the public to ‘shine a light’ to mark International Nurses Day on Tuesday (12th May) and recognise the extraordinary work that their colleagues are doing in the fight against coronavirus. The day also marks on the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, who founded modern nursing and pioneered infection […]
People in the Midlands are being urged to seek the urgent care and treatment they need after visits to A&E in April dropped by almost 60 per cent. Seeking medical help is one of the four reasons that people can safely leave home, in line with government guidance. NHS staff have worked hard to put […]
The Regional Midwife for the Midlands has praised NHS maternity teams for providing high quality care in the face of the most significant challenge to ever face the health services, and urged new and expectant families to continue to continue to come forward for routine checks and urgent advice. Marking International Day of the Midwife […]
Patients in the Midlands will have access to GP practices and pharmacies during the early May Bank Holiday. NHS England and NHS Improvement in the Midlands has confirmed that Friday 8 May 2020 is a normal working day for GP practices. As a result, Clinical Commissioning Groups across the region are working with their practices […]