Staffordshire Doctors Urgent Care (SDUC) have been confirmed as the preferred bidder to deliver NHS111 services for the Staffordshire region, commencing in October 2015.
Two people with special qualities are being sought to help ensure that NHS services for people living in and around Stafford are serving local patients as well as possible.
A Stafford doctor who has served the local community for over 25 years is to become the head of the area's NHS commissioning organisation.
Health bosses in Stafford and Cannock are launching a campaign to help reduce the £1.5million of medicines wasted every year across Stafford and Cannock.
Stafford and Surrounds and Cannock Chase Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are urging the public to join them in the campaign aimed at preventing money being wasted on unused or unnecessary medicines. This money could be reinvested in vital, local healthcare services.
Members of the public can learn how to play their part in transforming Staffordshire’s cancer and end of life care services at an event in Stoke-on-Trent on 24 February.
The Transforming Cancer and End of Life Care Programme aims to deliver care for people in Staffordshire which is amongst the best in Europe.