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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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West Midlands patients and GP practices to benefit from more clinical pharmacists

The West Midlands region, has successfully secured funding for five new clinical pharmacists working across 22 GP practices boosting the total to 670 across the Midlands and East of England with over 190 clinical pharmacists expected to be working in GP practices in the region in 2018. The NHS England scheme has proved popular with […]

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More clinical pharmacists set to boost GP services for patients and practices

Nearly 34 million patients will benefit from improved GP services as NHS England boosts the number of surgery-based clinical pharmacists who can offer clinical medicines reviews and treatment. The NHS England scheme has proved popular with both patients and GP practices and today’s announcement approves funding for 168 more pharmacists, meaning 1,170 pharmacists in total […]

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