Changes to Tamworth and Lichfield out-of-hours urgent care

Changes to out-of-hours urgent care services are set to be introduced in Lichfield and Tamworth on 4 April 2016, to help ensure that patients are seen by the right person in the right place, first time.

The opening hours of the region’s minor injuries units will be reduced, with the facilities at Tamworth's Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital opening from 8am to 10pm and at Lichfield’s Samuel Johnson Community Hospital opening from 8am to 9pm.

Patients seeking help outside of these hours can contact NHS 111 for advice or referral and many pharmacies are also open until late in the evening and can offer advice on treatment.

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

With autumn well underway and coughs, colds and flu already starting to circulate, Stafford and Surrounds 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.

The nasal spray vaccination is available free on the NHS. It’s quick, effective and painless and available to children aged 2-4 years, as well as those in school years one and two.

National Recognition for Improving Patient Care

Health bosses in Stafford, Cannock Chase and the surrounding areas have received national recognition for a programme of work which supports GPs to distinguish between Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), without the need for patients to attend numerous hospital appointments.

Representatives from Stafford and Surrounds CCG and Cannock Chase CCG presented the project at June's Commissioning Live conference and are set to do the same again in November as well as being put forward for a Shared Learning Award with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

The pilot for the project, which has also attracted the attention of the Department of Health, has seen the test, called CalScreen, introduced across all GP practices in Stafford and Cannock and could bring an end to the need for patients to attend numerous hospital appointments just to receive a diagnosis.

Protect your little ones from flu this winter

As December draws that little bit closer so does the Christmas cheer, and with all the excitement the more everyday things get lost or forgotten.

So before the inevitable coughs, colds and flu really get a grip, Stafford and Stone GPs are urging parents of children between the ages of two and seven to make sure their little ones have their flu nasal vaccination as soon as possible to ensure they are protected for the winter months.

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