Don’t let a child’s summer holiday start the wrong way – avoid sunburn during the heatwave

Parents and guardians are being urged to take extra care of vulnerable young skin as the first week of the summer holidays sees the heatwave continue.

Temperatures are expected to peak later this week, and West Midlands Ambulance Service has reported an increased workload due to calls about children suffering sunburn and dehydration.

With youngsters now having more time to run around outdoors there are fears this could increase.

The summer holidays are finally here!

Are you ready for the school summer holiday? Doctors in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are reminding parents to remember their pharmacist when stocking up on summer essentials. 

During the school summer holiday, children will be going out with their friends, socialising and making the most of their freedom. Cuts, bruises, bites, stings and sunburn are all potential incidents, so local NHS advice is to have the essential treatments at hand, just in case. 

NHS staff feel the vibe for colleague with a passion for mental health

NHS staff and friends have raised £2,120 in memory of a colleague with a passionate concern for mental health.

Alex Bennett, who was a nurse and senior commissioning manager with Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Groups, passed away last year.

Now 38 “riders”, mostly CCG staff, have raised money in her memory that will be donated to North Staffordshire Mind, which promotes and protects good mental health for all.

Staffordshire commissioning staff join national celebration to mark 70th birthday of the NHS

Commissioning staff from across Staffordshire have been celebrating the achievements of the NHS on its 70th birthday. They have been commemorating it with a variety of events across clinical commissioning group (CCG) bases in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.

To officially mark the occasion, two national celebration events were held at Westminster Abbey and York Minster with NHS organisations the length and breadth of the country invited to attend.

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