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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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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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