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20 January 2016

NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove CCG Governing Body meeting

Redditch and Bromsgrove residents are invited to attend the next NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Governing Body meeting.  

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Jonathan Wells new

18 January 2016

Dr Jonathan Wells - health column

This is my final column as Chair and Clinical Lead of NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove CCG, so I thought I’d have a brief look back at my time in post. 

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Stay well this winter

15 January 2016

Need medical help?

Despite trying to stay well over winter the inevitable coughs, colds and sore throats are now circulating, so NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is reminding patients how best to get medical help.

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Superhero

7 January 2016

Antibiotics are not always the answer

Don’t go straight for the antibiotics if you are feeling ill - is the warning from health professionals across Worcestershire.

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GP

6 January 2016

NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove CCG set to take greater role in commissioning GP services

NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commission Group (CCG) has been given the green light to take a greater role in the commissioning of GP services.

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Stay well this winter

4 January 2016

Help to ease the pressure on local hospitals

People in Worcestershire are being urged to help ease the pressure on their local hospitals as we start the New Year.

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Stay well this winter

18 December 2015

Choose the right service over Christmas and New Year

People in Worcestershire looking to enjoy Christmas and New Year with their friends and families are being encouraged to choose the right NHS service should they become injured or unwell.

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The Glebeland Surgery

16 December 2015

Local GP Practice receives funding to revamp premises

Patients in Belbroughton are set to benefit from a major NHS funding boost to improve local GP facilities.

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Stay well this winter

16 December 2015

Be prepared - order prescriptions early

With Christmas just around the corner patients in Redditch and Bromsgrove are being urged to be prepared when it comes to their medication this festive period.

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Jonathan Wells new

15 December 2015

Briefing - Chair and Clinical Lead 

The term of office of Dr Jonathan Wells, the current Chair and Clinical Lead for NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group, comes to an end on 17th January 2016. Jonathan has decided not to stand again.

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Jonathan Wells new

11 December 2015

Dr Jonathan Wells - health column

With the festive season now upon us, this can be a very busy time of year both at work and at home. Meaning it can be very easy to overlook your health and wellbeing.

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Stay well this winter

24 November 2015

Help protect your child against flu

With autumn well underway and coughs, colds and flu already starting to circulate, NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is urging parents of children between the ages of two and seven to make sure their child has their flu nasal vaccination.

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Stay well this winter

16 November 2015

Men encouraged to take care of themselves this winter

With the winter bug season upon us it’s important that everyone takes extra care to look after their health, especially men who can be more reluctant when it comes to talking about and dealing with health problems.

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Board room

16 November 2015

NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove CCG Governing Body meeting

Redditch and Bromsgrove residents are invited to attend the next NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Governing Body meeting.

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Self care

16 November 2015

Take control of your health and wellbeing this winter

People in Redditch and Bromsgrove are being encouraged to take more control over their health and wellbeing this winter, to help avoid unnecessary trips to the doctor or admission to hospital.

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Superhero

16 November 2015

  Help antibiotics save their strength

Health bosses in Worcestershire are challenging patients to step up and become superhero’s in the fight against antibiotic resistance.

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Jonathan Wells new

13 November 2015

Dr Jonathan Wells - health column

The number of people with diabetes in the UK is growing; especially those with type 2 diabetes and tackling the condition has become a key focus for the NHS both locally and nationally.

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Stay well this winter

11 November 2015

Got diabetes? Take action now and get the flu jab

World Diabetes Day (14 November 2015) is a timely reminder to patients with diabetes to protect themselves this winter with a free flu jab say doctors at NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

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Pharmacy

9 November 2015

Ask your pharmacist for health advice this winter

A national initiative is encouraging people to talk to their pharmacist if they need help and advice managing minor health conditions this winter.

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Stay well this winter

4 November 2015

Help protect your child against flu – it’s safe and painless

With autumn well underway and coughs, colds and flu already starting to circulate, NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is urging parents of children between the ages of two and seven to make sure their child has their flu nasal vaccination.

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Stay well this winter

23 October 2015

Are you pregnant? Protect your unborn baby this winter with a free flu jab 

Mums-to-be in Worcestershire are being urged to protect themselves and their unborn baby by getting a free flu vaccination this winter. 

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Jonathan Wells new

13 October 2015

Dr Jonathan Wells - health column 

It’s that time of the year when it’s wise to plan ahead and make sure that you’re prepared for illnesses that commonly affect people over the winter, such as flu.

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A&E logo

8 October 2015

Stop and think – do you really need A&E?

Health bosses in Worcestershire are encouraging people to stop and think about whether they really need to go to A&E if they’re injured or unwell.

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Stay well this winter

7 October 2015

Keep children flu safe this winter

With winter fast approaching, local doctors are reminding parents to make sure that any at risk children receive their flu vaccination this winter.

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Stay well this winter

29 September 2015

Over 65s urged to get vaccinated against flu

Local doctors are urging people aged 65 and over to get their flu vaccination this winter.

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Board room

16 September 2015

NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove CCG Governing Body meeting

Redditch and Bromsgrove residents are invited to attend the next NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Governing Body meeting.

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GP

11 September 2015

Doctors to hold open event for epilepsy, MS and Motor Neuron Disease sufferers

Anyone who has epilepsy, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s, or who is looking after people with those conditions, is invited to an event hosted by the county’s GPs in Droitwich this Tuesday, September 15.

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Jonathan Wells new

11 September 2015

Dr Jonathan Wells - health column

There have been a number of initiatives and changes to law that have taken place over the last 10 years in an attempt to encourage smokers to quit and to help people who don’t smoke avoid passive smoking.

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A&E logo

8 September 2015

Think twice before going to A&E

People in Worcestershire are being advised that, unless they have a life threatening condition, they should not go to Accident and Emergency (A&E).

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Pharmacy

24 August 2015

Plan ahead this bank holiday weekend

Health bosses are encouraging people to plan ahead this bank holiday and pick up any repeat prescriptions early to make sure they have enough to see them through the weekend.

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GP

18 August 2015

NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove CCG - Primary Care Joint Commissioning Committee meeting

NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be holding their next Primary Care Joint Commissioning Committee Meeting on Tuesday 25th August.

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Board room

18 August 2015

Commissioning through strong clinical leadership

NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is on the lookout for a new member to join their Governing Body to help continue providing the best services possible for the people in the local area.

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Alexandra Hospital

17 August 2015

Press update: Temporary relocation of emergency gynaecology services

NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove CCG, NHS South Worcestershire CCG, NHS Wyre Forest CCG, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and the Future of Acute Hospital Services in Worcestershire Programme Board must now confirm that the temporary changes to emergency gynaecology services in the county will remain in place for the foreseeable future.

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A&E logo

14 August 2015

Stop and think - do you really need A&E?

Health bosses in Worcestershire are urging people to stop and think about whether they really need to go to A&E if they’re injured or unwell.

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Jonathan Wells new

14 August 2015

Dr Jonathan Wells - health column

You may have seen information in the press recently about the launch of a new vaccination programme to help protect teenagers against meningitis and septicaemia caused by four meningococcal strains including MenW.

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Allergy

22 July 2015

Take control of your allergies this summer

The warmer temperatures in the summer can mean that many of us feel brighter, better and fresher. But for some it can be the start of months of misery caused by allergies, such as asthma, hay fever and eczema.

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GP

20 July 2015

Patient survey delivers positive results for Redditch and Bromsgrove GP practices

GP practices across Redditch and Bromsgrove have performed strongly in the latest GP patient survey, conducted by NHS England.

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Jonathan Wells new

17 July 2015

Dr Jonathan Wells - health column

Over the 22 years that I’ve been a GP, primary care services have changed hugely, but one thing that has remained the same is the commitment to offer our patients the best service possible.

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Board room

15 July 2015

NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove CCG Governing Body meeting

Redditch and Bromsgrove residents are invited to attend the next NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Governing Body meeting.

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hydration rbccg

30 June 2015

Enjoy the sun but keep hydrated

We are emphasising the importance of keeping hydrated to avoid dehydration and unnecessary hospital admissions during this week’s heatwave. 

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Board room

26 June 2015

Residents invited to CCG Annual General Meeting

Members of the public are invited to attend the NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Annual General Meeting.

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GP

17 June 2015

NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove CCG to hold Primary Care Joint Commissioning Committee meeting 

NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be holding their first Primary Care Joint Commissioning Committee Meeting with NHS England on Tuesday 23rd June.

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Jonathan Wells new

15 June 2015

Dr Jonathan Wells - health column 

There’s currently a lot of information in both the local and national press about the importance of healthy living and a push to really get people to look after their health and wellbeing.

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Alexandra Hospital

15 June 2015

Programme Board welcomes Redditch and Bromsgrove’s statement

The Future of Acute Hospital Services in Worcestershire Programme Board has welcomed the statement from NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove CCG.

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Alexandra Hospital

15 June 2015

RBCCG Statement: West Midlands Clinical Senate report

The Governing Body Members of Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group met this afternoon to discuss the outcome of the West Midlands Clinical Senate Report and reached a consensus view.

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WSAB logo

12 June 2015

Worcestershire Safeguarding Adults Board supports campaign raising awareness of elder abuse

The Worcestershire Adult Safeguarding Board (WSAB) is adding its support to a global campaign focused on preventing abuse and neglect of older adults.

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Alexandra Hospital

11 June 2015

Press Statement: West Midlands Clinical Senate report

Publication of the West Midlands Clinical Senate Review of the clinical model put forward by the Future of Acute Hospital Services in Worcestershire Programme.

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Carers Week

8 June 2015

CCG supports Carers Week campaign

NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is encouraging people to pledge their support to Carers Week and help raise awareness of the work carers.

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Allergy

2 June 2015

Don’t let allergies ruin your summer – your pharmacy can help

NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is encouraging people to take action to make sure that allergies don’t take over their lives this summer.

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Patient online

1 June 2015

Online initiative offers improved access to GP services

A healthcare initiative which allows patients to book GP appointments, request repeat prescriptions and view a summary of their medical records online has been rolled out across GP practices in Redditch and Bromsgrove.

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Board room

20 May 2015

NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove CCG Governing Body meeting

Redditch and Bromsgrove residents are invited to attend the next NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Governing Body meeting.

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A&E logo

19 May 2015

Know your health service options over the bank holiday weekend 

Health organisations in Worcestershire are encouraging people to be aware of their health care options over the bank holiday weekend.

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Jonathan Wells new

18 May 2015

Dr Jonathan Wells - health column 

As we get older it can become increasingly common for us to forget things, especially if we’re stressed or tired.

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Dying Matters

14 May 2015

CCG encourages people to plan their end of life care 

Dying Matters Awareness Week, a national campaign organised by the Dying Matters is taking place from the 18 -24 May.

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Primary Care Mental Health

13 May 2015

Have your say on the Primary Care Mental Health Service in Worcestershire 

Residents in Worcestershire are being invited to have their say on Primary Care Mental Health Service provision, as local health and social care organisations look to redesign the service in order to offer the best care to patients in the county.

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IND small

8 May 2015

CCG highlight the importance of nursing in support of International Nurses Day 

Each year the invaluable role that nurses play in keeping people in Worcestershire, across the UK, and around the world as healthy and independent as possible is recognised on International Nurses Day.

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MH Foundation logo

8 May 2015

CCG pledges to be Mindful this Mental Health Awareness Week

NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is supporting Mental Health Awareness Week (11-17 May), run by the Mental Health Foundation.

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A&E logo

29 April 2015

Plan ahead this bank holiday weekend

Worcestershire residents are being encouraged to know where to go if they or one of their family members becomes ill or injured over the bank holiday weekend.

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Jonathan Wells new

17 April 2015

Dr Jonathan Wells - health column

The recent good weather and increasing pollen levels have triggered some people’s hay fever symptoms, but there are many other allergies that people suffer with throughout the year.

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Safe Easter

1 April 2015

Get the right treatment this Easter

Make sure you know where to go if you or your family becomes ill or injured over the Easter bank holiday weekend.

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PTS

27 March 2015

Contract Award for Patient Transport Service

The contract to transport thousands of clinically eligible patients to and from routine hospital appointments in Worcestershire has now been awarded.

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Easter

24 March 2015

Know your health service options this Easter

With Easter around the corner, health organisations in Worcestershire are encouraging people to be aware of their health care options over the extended bank holiday weekend.  

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JW Tobacco Control

19 March 2015

CCG joins local action to tackle smoking

NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is taking a stand against the harm caused by smoking.  

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Nutrition and Hydration Week

16 March 2015

Local CCG supports nutrition and hydration week

NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is supporting National Nutrition and Hydration Week (16-22 March).

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GP

13 March 2015

NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove CCG get the go-ahead to commission GP services

NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have received approval to jointly commission local GP services with NHS England.

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Board room

10 March 2015

NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove CCG Governing Body meeting

Redditch and Bromsgrove residents are invited to attend the next NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Governing Body meeting.

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Norovirus

3 March 2015

Stop norovirus spreading – stay at home

NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is encouraging those experiencing symptoms of norovirus to stay at home and to telephone NHS 111 for advice, rather than visit their local hospital or their GP surgery.

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Jonathan Wells new

20 February 2015

Dr Jonathan Wells - health column

Many of you reading this will be aware that I’m a keen advocate of social media as an effective way of communicating in a fast, open and collaborative way.

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A&E logo

17 February 2015

Choose the right service over half term

People in Worcestershire looking to enjoy February half term with their families are being encouraged to choose the right NHS service should they suffer a minor illness or injury.

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Inhaler

9 February 2015

Patients with respiratory conditions encouraged to stay safe this winter

Patients who suffer with a respiratory condition are being encouraged to stay safe this winter, and help reduce the annual spike in hospital admissions for those with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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Take care not antibiotics

2 February 2015

Feeling under the weather? Take care not antibiotics

With the weather getting colder and illnesses circulating, members of the public may be tempted to use antibiotics in place of rest and over the counter remedies.

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A&E logo

16 January 2015

Emergency pressures in Worcestershire

A&E services in Worcestershire, in common with many areas of the country, are continuing to experience high levels of demand and both the county's two A&E departments are under extreme pressure.  

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NHS 111

15 January 2015

Not sure if it's an emergency? Call NHS 111

The three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Worcestershire are highlighting the telephone health service available in Worcestershire to help people access the right health services first time.

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Board room

14 January 2015

Governing Body meeting

Redditch and Bromsgrove residents are invited to attend the next NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Governing Body meeting.

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Medicine

13 January 2015

Be prepared – stock up your medicine cabinet

It always pays to be prepared – especially over the winter period when the weather can prevent us getting out and about.

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A&E logo

12 January 2015

Emergency pressures in Worcestershire

A&E services in Worcestershire, in common with many areas of the country, are currently experiencing unprecedented levels of demand and both the county's two A&E departments are under extreme pressure.

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A&E choose well

9 January 2015

Thinking of going to A&E? Really?!

Feeling under the weather? Thinking of going to A&E? Why not think again and be confident when choosing the right NHS service for you.

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6 January 2015

Unprecedented levels of demand for A&E services

People in Worcestershire are being asked not to go to Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments unless they have a serious or life threatening condition.

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