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NHS England (West Midlands) drives forward leadership in Children’s Services

Integration is firmly on the leadership agenda for health and care systems in the West Midlands, between health, social care, public health and the wider community and voluntary sector, joining up our offer of services to the population – preventing illness, through to treatment and home again. Here Alison Tonge, Director of Commissioning Operations for […]

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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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Health and care heroes to represent West Midlands in the NHS 70 birthday awards

The NHS in the West Midlands has today (Friday 18 May) revealed that two of its NHS organisations have been chosen as regional champions in a prestigious competition to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday. Heartlands Elderly Care, Trauma and Ongoing Recovery project (HECTOR) at Heartlands Hospital have been shortlisted in the Excellence in Urgent and Emergency […]

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Hertfordshire health and care heroes to represent Midlands and East region in NHS70 birthday parliamentary awards

Three projects in Hertfordshire nominated by local MPs have been chosen as regional champions in a prestigious competition to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday. The Midlands and East champions of their respective awards are: The Future NHS Award Sponsored by Health HR UK Regional champion: Renal Telemedicine Team at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust Nominated […]

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East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust Risk Summit: Action Plan

In response to recent concerns about ambulance services in the East of England, the NHS within the region held a Risk Summit on Tuesday 30 January. Co-hosted by NHS Improvement and NHS England, the summit was attended by representatives from the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST), its lead commissioner Ipswich and East Suffolk […]

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