BMA report warns that doctors under pressure and patients at risk due to gaps...

There are too few doctors on hospital shifts and those that are on duty are either taking on the work of more than one doctor or are inexperienced and without more senior support. These are the findings of a report...

NHS LAUNCHES NATIONAL NURSES RECRUITMENT DRIVE IN LANDMARK 70TH YEAR

As the NHS launches the biggest recruitment drive in its 70 year history, new research has shown the special place that its staff hold in the nation’s heart. ·      Nurses and doctors top a public poll as the most trusted...

Iconic buildings to light up blue to celebrate the NHS’ 70th birthday!

Iconic landmarks and buildings across East of England and the Midlands will be lighting up in blue on the evening of 5 July to say ‘Happy Birthday’ to the NHS and to recognise its special place in our lives. As well...
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Be Kaiya’s Donor – An Urgent Appeal to Save A Young Girl’s Life

In a heart-breaking appeal that no parent should ever have to post, the mum and dad of five-year-old Kaiya Desai, who has been diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of leukaemia, are urgently seeking a stem cell donor to...

More strokes are now occurring at an earlier age

Public Health England’s statistics show that over a third (38%) of first time strokes happen in middle aged adults (between the ages of 40 – 69). More first time strokes are now occurring at an earlier age compared to a...

New hospital hotline introduced for inpatients

A hospital hotline has been introduced at a West Midlands trust to respond to concerns inpatients or their loved ones may have about care.  New Purple Points have been installed outside ward areas at Sandwell, City and Rowley Regis Hospitals,...

Parents urged to think pharmacist first for minor illness in their children

A major new public health campaign urges parents to consult a pharmacist first for minor illness, instead of GP or A&E 18 million GP appointments and 2.1 million visits to A&E for self-treatable conditions cost the NHS £850 million per year Using a...

West Midlands residents encouraged to use NHS 111 service to avoid unnecessary A&E visits

It is estimated that nearly three quarters of a million West Midlands residents (731,525) go to A&E each year who could have been helped by NHS 111 West Midlands residents are being urged to avoid unnecessary trips to A&E by...

Actors Sanjeev Bhaskar and Bhasker Patel urge community to take part in stroke survey...

Actors Sanjeev Bhaskar and Bhasker Patel are calling on South Asians to participate in a new survey by Public Health England (PHE) in conjunction with Asian and black media, to understand the current levels of knowledge about stroke. The survey...

A mum saves her daughter’s life with the best possible gift

Uzma Asgar from the Midlands gave her daughter the greatest gift of all this all at Christmas – she donated her kidney to save her little girl’s life. 12-year-old Azia Hassan had faced months of grueling dialysis as she waited...