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Flu - children

16 October 2018

Act now and get your child protected against flu

Health leaders in Worcestershire are encouraging parents with children eligible for a free flu vaccination to act now and get their child protected.

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Every Mind Matters

10 October 2018

Every Mind Matters

Health bosses in Worcestershire are encouraging people to take control of their mental health, as part of a new campaign which launched today (10 October).  

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GP

1 October 2018

Redditch GP Practice to close later this year

Woodrow Medical Centre in Redditch will close at the end of this year meaning that patients will need to register with a new GP practice.  

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Dr Richard Davies

14 September 2018

Dr Richard Davies - health column

You may well have seen information is the press recently about the research showing millions of eligible people across England are missing the chance to get early help for a range of conditions by failing to attend their NHS Health Check.

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Board room

11 September 2018

Worcestershire residents invited to CCGs’ Governing Body meetings

Local residents are invited to attend the public meeting of the Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) next week.

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Pharmacy

21 August 2018

Plan ahead this bank holiday weekend

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

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Dr Richard Davies

17 August 2018

Dr Richard Davies - health column

There are many ways that people can get more active and one of the best forms of exercise is walking.

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Chart

8 August 2018

Technology piloted to support monitoring of COPD

An innovative project enabling patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) to improve how they monitor their condition is being piloted in Redditch.

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Summer

23 July 2018

Stay safe in the sun

With the Met Office issuing an amber heatwave alert for the rest of the week, local doctors are reminding people to take care when out in the sun, to protect against sunburn and other heat related health issues.

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hydration rbccg

17 July 2018

Stay hydrated this summer

As the warm weather continues, residents in Worcestershire are being reminded of the importance of staying hydrated.

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Dr Richard Davies

13 July 2018

Dr Richard Davies - health column

You may well have seen information about a renewed push to ensure people are protected against measles.

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Board room

10 July 2018

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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Sun

26 June 2018

Stay safe in the sun

As the weather hots up this week, local doctors are encouraging people to take care when out in the sun, to protect against sunburn and lower the risk of developing skin cancer in later life.

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Board room

26 June 2018

Worcestershire residents invited to CCGs’ Governing Body meetings

Local residents are invited to attend the public meeting of the Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) next week.

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Summer

19 June 2018

Don’t let bites or stings ruin your summer

During the summer months, many of us enjoy getting outdoors to enjoy the warmer weather, but this often means insect bites or stings.

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Dr Richard Davies
   15 June 2018

Dr Richard Davies - health column

Many patients have taken up the opportunity to book appointments or request repeat prescriptions online and with sites like NHS Choices being readily available to supply health information, there are a lot more options available at the touch of a button.

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Hands

4 June 2018

Get involved in local health services

Worcestershire residents are being encouraged to get involved, have their say and help shape local NHS services.

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Board room

   15 May 2018

Worcestershire residents invited to CCGs’ Governing Body meetings

Local residents are invited to attend the public meeting of the Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) next week.

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MH Week 18

   14 May 2018

Take action to tackle stress

Worcestershire residents are being encouraged to take action now to tackle stress and reduce the chance of further mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.

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Dr Richard Davies

   11 May 2018

Dr Richard Davies - health column

Stress is an issue that can affect anyone at any time and in our very hectic lives it seems to be a growing problem.

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Sleepout

   24 April 2018

Healthcare staff raising awareness of homelessness in Worcestershire

Health staff from across the county are set to brave the conditions and give up their beds for a night to help raise awareness and funds for the homeless in Worcestershire.

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NDPP

   16 April 2018

Take action to reduce the chance of developing diabetes

Health bosses in Worcestershire are supporting Diabetes Prevention Week (16-22 April), which encourages those at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes to act now to reduce the likelihood of them developing the condition.

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Dr Richard Davies

   9 April 2018

Dr Richard Davies - health column

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

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Pharmacy

   12 April 2018

Need help with a minor health concern? Visit your local pharmacy

Worcestershire residents are being encouraging to talk to their pharmacist if they need help and advice managing minor health conditions, avoiding a trip to the GP or A&E.

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Easter

   20 March 2018

Know your health service options this Easter

There is always extra pressure on Emergency services over bank holidays with many people choosing to visit A&E, when there are a number of other health services available.

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Dr Richard Davies

   16 March 2018

Dr Richard Davies - health column

Sleep is really important and medical evidence shows that poor sleep can affect both your physical and mental health.

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Board room

   14 March 2018

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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alex news

   6 March 2018

Large number of patients attending A&E

Worcestershire’s A&E departments are currently under extreme pressure due to a large number of patients attending.

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SWTW
 
   6 March 2018

Remember to Catch it Bin it Kill it

With a number of winter illnesses still circulating, people in Worcestershire are being reminded of a simple message to protect themselves and others from the spread of infection.

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Patient online

   27 February 2018

Make appointments and more with GP Online Services

Local health bosses are reminding patients in Worcestershire that they could benefit from accessing a range of primary care services online.

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SWTW

    19 February 2018

Need help with a minor health concern? Visit your local pharmacy

Worcestershire residents are being encouraging to talk to their pharmacist if they need help and advice managing minor health conditions, avoiding a trip to the GP or A&E.

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Dr Richard Davies

    16 February 2018

Dr Richard Davies - health column

Stroke is a serious, life-threatening condition that affects thousands of people each year in the UK, both directly and affecting friends and family of those who have suffered a stroke.

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SWTW

   30 January 2018

Take care when struck down by a nasty stomach bug

When it comes to sickness and diarrhoea, no-one likes it when you overshare, particularly if that means spreading a virus around.

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SWTW

   23 January 2018

Look out for those in need this winter

GPs in Worcestershire are encouraging people to look out for their elderly and vulnerable relatives, friends and neighbours this winter.

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Board room

   17 January 2018

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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SWTW

   16 January 2018

Take action to manage common winter illnesses

People in Worcestershire are being encouraged to take better care of themselves and their family members, during the winter months when seasonal illnesses increase.

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Dr Richard Davies

   12 January 2018

Dr Richard Davies - health column

This is the time of year when we are trying our best to stick to the resolutions that we’ve made to improve ourselves in 2018.

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SWTW

   2 January 2018

Know your health service options

With the NHS experiencing high levels of demand for services, health bosses across Worcestershire are encouraging people to know their health service options.

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