Stafford patients urged to join the war on antibiotic resistance

Patients in the Stafford area are being urged to use antibiotics responsibly to keep them in good health and prevent disease-resistant infection from spreading.

Antibiotics are a vital tool for treating infections such as pneumonia, meningitis and tuberculosis and for preventing infections during surgical procedures and cancer treatment. However, the more antibiotics are used the less effective they become because overuse gives resistant bacteria a greater chance to survive and spread.

South Staffordshire set to receive special dementia support

South Staffordshire is to become a more dementia-friendly community as Lindsey Smith joins the Alzheimer’s Society this week (20 June) as a new information worker with a focus on the area.

She will be encouraging individuals and organisations to share the responsibility for ensuring that people with dementia feel understood, valued and able to contribute to their community.

Stafford doctors to learn from one of UK’s leading dementia experts

One of the UK's leading experts on dementia and elderly care will be offering Stafford doctors the benefit of his knowledge and experience next month.

Professor Alistair Burns will be attending GP Practice Learning Time sessions arranged by Stafford and Surrounds Clinical Commissioning Group in June 2016, and will be speaking on the subjects of dementia care and frail elderly care, which have been designated priority areas by the CCG.

New Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service provider announced

Over the last few months commissioners in Staffordshire from all six Clinical Commissioning Groups and Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust have worked together to re-procure the Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service for the county.

The service provides transportation for patients with a medical need to and from outpatient hospital appointments as well as supporting hospitals to move patients who are medically stable out of hospital beds and onto more suitable hospitals where the right level of care can be provided.

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