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Dudley optical practices celebrate first year of new health check scheme

People visiting their optical practice in the West Midlands are to receive much more than an eye test following the successful introduction of a unique scheme to help provide advice and support on quitting smoking and losing weight. The country’s first and only Healthy Living Optician was launched in Dudley, West Midlands 12 months ago […]

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Public urged to make eye health their new year resolution

People living in Midlands and East are being urged to consider their eye health when making New Year’s resolutions this January. Eye health professionals from NHS England (Midlands and East), which covers are urging the public not to lose sight of their vision and use the new year as a reminder of the importance of […]

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West Midlands patients benefiting from online revolution

Patients registered at GP surgeries in the West Midlands are benefiting from the online revolution. They can now book appointments with their GP or request a repeat prescription over the internet or using a smartphone. The GP online service, which is available across the country, is available online via a website. Smartphone and tablet users […]

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Patients in Coventry and Rugby to benefit from two new GP practices

NHS England has announced that two new GP surgeries are to be built in Coventry and Rugby following approval of the Outline Business Case (OBC). A new GP practice will be built on the former Foleshill Leisure Centre site in Coventry, and the other new practice will be built in Bow Fell, Brownsover in Rugby. […]

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West Midlands role for Chief Executive of Birmingham Hospital Trust

Dame Julie Moore, Chief Executive of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust is to lead West Midlands-wide work to improve cancer services, care and outcomes. A former nurse, Dame Julie has been appointed the Lead of the West Midlands Cancer Alliance. Dame Julie and the West Midlands Cancer Alliance will work with the national Independent […]

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West Midlands eye health professionals throw weight behind campaign to avoid blindness

West Midlands eye health professionals are backing the UK’s first child-led campaign to fight avoidable blindness. West Midlands Local Eye Health Network (LEHN), which is part of NHS England, is supporting the running of Eye Heroes interactive workshops in schools and after school clubs to encourage children to become eye health champions and inform adults […]

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NHS England (West Midlands) achieves 99% GP appraisal rate

NHS England (West Midlands) is leading the way for GP appraisals after nearly all GPs across Hereford and Worcester, Birmingham and the Black Country and Coventry and Warwickshire received an appraisal during 2015/16. A proactive approach to appraisals gave the West Midlands appraisal and revalidation team the opportunity to identify GPs in need of additional […]

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National and regional role for leading West Midlands Neurologist

Professor Adrian Williams, Consultant Neurologist and Professor of Clinical Neurology at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust has been appointed Chair of the West Midlands Clinical Senate. The West Midlands Clinical Senate is one of 12 nationally established to be a source of independent, strategic advice and guidance to commissioners and other stakeholders to assist […]

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