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Different Practices

Different Practices is a new NHS England initiative aimed at encouraging GPs who are thinking of retiring or leaving general practice to consider staying but working more flexibly. NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU has surveyed over 140 GPs in the UK and abroad, and asked them what practices who may be finding it difficult to […]

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Planning permission secured for GP surgery, Bow Fell, Brownsover

The NHS is pleased to announce that planning permission has been secured for the proposed new GP surgery and community room in Bow Fell, Brownsover.  The plans for a new GP surgery, community facility, associated parking and landscaping has been approved by Rugby Borough Council. Jenni Northcote, Chief Strategy and Primary Care Officer, Coventry and […]

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Patient Notification Exercise

Precautionary patient notification exercise begins at three hospital trusts following safety checks co-ordinated by NHS England Midlands and East A number of patients who have been treated at Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust have today (Tuesday 2 May) been sent letters inviting them […]

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Working together to support patients with or at risk of developing diabetes

Pledges to improve diabetes care working with healthcare professionals and patients to increase choice and access to patient education and support were made by delegates at the Joint Annual Diabetes event organised by the West Midlands Cardiovascular Clinical Network and Diabetes UK. Diabetes is in the spotlight nationally with the launch of the NHS Diabetes […]

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NHS England launches country’s first region-wide service to prevent heart attacks across West Midlands

A new partnership between NHS England and the British Heart Foundation could prevent hundreds of heart attacks and strokes across the West Midlands when a new region-wide service to screen people for high levels of cholesterol is launched. Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is an inherited condition that is passed down through families. It is characterised by […]

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Dudley optical practices celebrate first year of new health check scheme

People visiting their optical practice in the West Midlands are to receive much more than an eye test following the successful introduction of a unique scheme to help provide advice and support on quitting smoking and losing weight. The country’s first and only Healthy Living Optician was launched in Dudley, West Midlands 12 months ago […]

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Public urged to make eye health their new year resolution

People living in Midlands and East are being urged to consider their eye health when making New Year’s resolutions this January. Eye health professionals from NHS England (Midlands and East), which covers are urging the public not to lose sight of their vision and use the new year as a reminder of the importance of […]

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West Midlands patients benefiting from online revolution

Patients registered at GP surgeries in the West Midlands are benefiting from the online revolution. They can now book appointments with their GP or request a repeat prescription over the internet or using a smartphone. The GP online service, which is available across the country, is available online via a website. Smartphone and tablet users […]

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