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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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Birmingham health and care heros winner of NHS70 awards

The Heartlands Elderly Care, Trauma and Ongoing Recovery Project (HECTOR) at University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Birmingham was 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 […]

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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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