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Hospital team safeguarding trafficking victims win NHS Parliamentary Award

  NEWS RELEASE Hospital team safeguarding trafficking victims win NHS Parliamentary Award A safeguarding team at a Trust in Hertfordshire have been recognised in the prestigious NHS Parliamentary Awards, supported by FUJIFILM. The Safeguarding Team at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust were crowned joint winners of the Health Equalities Award for their work in covert […]

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Publication of the independent review of the delivery of action plans following two historical serious untoward incidents

Publication of the independent review of the delivery of action plans following two historical serious untoward incidents NHS England has today published an independent review of the delivery by Derbyshire NHS Foundation Trust of action plans following investigations into the care and treatment of Mr S and Ms Z. Patient Ms Z was convicted of […]

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Missed GP appointments in the West Midlands costing NHS millions

More than one million general practice appointments are being wasted in the West Midlands each year because patients fail to turn up without prior warning. There are around 22 million booked slots with GPs, nurses, therapists and other practice staff across the region every year and 5% of those are missed without enough notice to […]

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Christmas and New Year pharmacy opening times for Midlands and East

As the Christmas holidays approach it’s important to remember that not all pharmacies will be open over the whole Christmas period. The NHS is reminding people across the Midlands and East region where they can access expert medical treatment during the Christmas and New Year holiday (Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 December 2018 and Tuesday […]

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NHS England (West Midlands) supports leaders of health and care organisations to help shape future services for the region.

Health and care leaders from across the West Midlands are coming together to help shape future services to benefit patients and their families across the region. The Place Based Leadership for Health and Well Being Network has been set up by NHS England and NHS Improvement, with support from the Local Government Association, for Local […]

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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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