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Region-wide service to prevent heart attacks identifies more than 100 people living with ‘hidden killer’

A ground breaking partnership between NHS England West Midlands and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has identified more than 100 people in the region who are living with a life-threatening condition. The partnership launched a new service to screen for familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH), an inherited condition that causes abnormally high cholesterol, which can lead to […]

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West Midlands STPs given bespoke NHS England support to become Integrated Care Systems

Alison Tonge, Director of Commissioning Operations at NHS England (West Midlands and North Midlands) outlines how West Midlands is driving forward change by providing unique and bespoke support to sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) to development of Integrated Care Systems (ICS). “It is almost two years since NHS organisations and local councils came together to […]

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Publication of the independent quality assurance review of progress made following the independent investigation into the care and treatment of P in the West Midlands

NHS England has today published the independent quality assurance review in respect of the care and treatment of P in the West Midlands. P was charged with the murder of Christina in 2013. He had previously had contact with mental health services in the West Midlands and NHS England published an independent investigation into the […]

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Publication of independent review into the care and treatment of Mr AS

Findings are published today of an independent review into the care and treatment of Mr AS. Mr AS sadly took his own life on 4 October 2013 following a long and complex history of mental health illness. The purpose of the review was to fully consider the care and treatment provided to Mr AS and […]

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NHS England Midlands Cancer Alliance announces new Chair, David Loughton

David Loughton, CBE has been announced as the new Chair of the West Midlands Cancer Alliance. David is the longest serving Chief Executive in the NHS, having been a CEO for 31 years. He joined the board of the Cancer Alliance in December 2017. The West Midlands Cancer Alliance provides leadership to improve cancer patient’s […]

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Butterfly volunteers win national NHS70 award

The Butterfly Volunteers at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust were today (4 July 18) honoured in parliament as part of a special, one-off competition to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday. The NHS70 Parliamentary Awards, sponsored by IBM and Teva, were launched in February to recognise the massive contribution made by the individuals who work […]

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