Archive for: June 2018

A red bag: a simple change packing a difference

The red bag scheme or ‘hospital transfer pathway’ is a small change having a big impact on care home residents in the West Midlands region. When a resident becomes unwell and is assessed as needing hospital care, care home staff pack a dedicated red bag that includes the resident’s standardised paperwork and their medication, as […]

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Patients participating in the NHS diabetes prevention programmes across the West Midlands lose an average of 3.5kg – the equivalent weight of 15 double cheese burgers

The NHS in the West Midlands is hoping to raise awareness of the health risks associated with diabetes, encouraging the public to live well and look after themselves as  part of Diabetes Week, (11 June to 16 June) and its 70th birthday celebrations on July 5 next month. More than 440,000 people living in the […]

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