We want to hear your views on a proposed change to the provision of inpatient haematology services at the County Hospital in Stafford.
The proposal is to transfer eight inpatient beds from the County Hospital to specialist haematology departments at the Royal Stoke University Hospital and the New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton.
A Justice of the Peace for Stafford and Cannock has stepped into a new role as a public representative working alongside the county town's health bosses.
Sue Harper starts in her role as non-statutory lay member for public and patient involvement at Stafford and Surrounds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the organisation responsible for buying healthcare services in the area.
NHS and social care organisations across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent today agreed to work together to improve health and care services for their patients.
They will come together as a Commissioning Congress to identify and drive delivery of a collective transformation programme, to ensure citizens in Staffordshire and Stoke-on Trent have high quality, sustainable services going into the future. These services will work with people to help them take control of their health and promote self-care and prevention, as this is what local people tell us they want.
People are being urged to look after each other in the hot weather, with temperatures forecast to possibly exceeding 30 degrees centigrade this week.
Principal health risks include dehydration and sunburn. Older people and infants are particularly vulnerable to becoming dehydrated, while children are particularly at risk of sunburn.
A new support group, which will offer help to people suffering from one of most difficult to diagnose forms of cancer as well as their families, has received the backing of Staffordshire's GP led Clinical Commissioning Groups.