Staffordshire's NHS 111 service helped ease the strain on the county's hospitals and other NHS services during the increased demand experienced over the Christmas and New Year period, newly released figures have revealed.
NHS organisations across the Midlands have released their 'Top 12 unnecessary A&E visits of Christmas', in a bid reduce the number of people who attend when they don't need to.
"Creation of a new trust signifies a time of major, positive change in health services for the people of Staffordshire."
Years 7 and 8 school children across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent will be offered a free nasal spray vaccine against the common cold as part of NHS England's pilot immunisation scheme in partnership with Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust and local schools.
An innovative new electronic service launching for patients Stafford and the surrounding areas in the coming months will make collecting your prescription simpler and more convenient than ever.