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Wyre Forest Clinical Commissioning Group

News Archive 2013

31 December 2013

Emergency Pressures

Like many parts of the West Midlands region, we are currently experiencing sustained emergency demand on both A&Es, with particular challenges on the Worcestershire Royal A&E department over the Christmas period.  We are therefore currently at EMS level 4 – the highest level of escalation- which means that both ourselves and our partners we will be taking more radical measures in order to manage this pressure over the next few days.

For information about alternative services please visit www.isaandeforme.com


19 December 2013 

Have you taken the Winter friends pledge? 

NHS Wyre Forest Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are supporting the national Winter Friends Campaign and calling on people to look in on an elderly friend or neighbour this winter to make sure that they are warm and well.

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18 December 2013 

Health review panel to report in New Year

An independent panel of health experts from across the country have confirmed that they will issue their report into future hospital services in Worcestershire in the New Year. 

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17 December 2013 

Stop and think this Christmas - Is A&E for me? 

NHS Wyre Forest Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are encouraging members of the public to choose their health services wisely over the Christmas and New Year period.

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12 December 2013 

Launch of 'Is A&E for Me' bus campaign 

Health chiefs in Worcestershire have launched a bus advertising campaign, as part of a countywide initiative to educate the people of Worcestershire about the range of healthcare services available and to reduce inappropriate attendances to A&E departments.

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11 December 2013 

How can your smartphone, tablet or laptop help you look after yourself?

Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are encouraging everyone to use technology to manage their health needs, learn more about any illnesses or conditions they have and, should they need the NHS, to choose the right service, first time.

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4 December 2013 

CCG success at NHS Alliance Acorn Awards

NHS Wyre Forest Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has won a prestigious award for innovation at the NHS Alliance Acorn Awards for their care home project..

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4 December 2013 

New Chair Appointed

Dr Simon Rumley has been appointed as the new Chair and Clinical Leader of NHS Wyre Forest Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

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4 December 2013

Remember to Catch it, Bin it, Kill it

People in Wyre Forest are being reminded of the simple message to use to help protect themselves and others from cold and flu this winter: Catch it. Bin it. Kill it.

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29 November 2013 

Take Control of your long-term condition this winter 

NHS Wyre Forest Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are urging anyone with a health condition such as asthma, diabetes, MS, or a chest, heart, liver or kidney complaint to take control this winter by taking a few simple steps.

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25 November 2013

NHS launches first mobile phone app

A new mobile phone app has been launched today as part of a countywide campaign to encourage members of the public to consider the options they have available before attending A&E.   

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19 November 2013

Patients can return to Stanmore House Surgery after temporary relocation

GPs and practice staff at the Stanmore House Surgery, in Linden Avenue, Kidderminster, can return to their surgery after moving to temporary accommodation during November, so that essential maintenance work could be carried out.

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14 November 2013

Dr Simon Gates, Challenges we face as an NHS

Over recent months my column has highlighted some of the challenges we face as an NHS.  These include increasingly unsustainable pressures in our GP and wider primary care services, demand on our urgent care and A&E departments and the financial challenge which is further increasing pressure on resources.

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8 November 2013

Ask your pharmacist week

Are you aware of the wide range of health information and advice you can get from your local pharmacy?

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7 November 2013

Have your say on local hospital services 

People in Wyre Forest are being invited to have their say on plans for local acute hospital services.  

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1 November 2013

'Well connected' selected as Department of Health Pioneer

A Worcestershire programme to transform health and social care for patient in the county has been named a national pioneer by the Department of Health.

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25 October 2013

Get Flu safe this winter 

As the autumn sets in and winter approaches, it’s time for those at greatest risk from flu to protect themselves and their families, and get flu safe with a free flu jab.

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21 October 2013

Local GP surgery launches online system for patients

A GP surgery in Stourport has launched a new online patient portal to help patients manage their health more efficiently.

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16 October 2013

'Is A&E for Me?' campaign launched

A countywide campaign is being launched this winter to educate the people of Worcestershire about the range of healthcare services available and to reduce inappropriate attendances to A&E departments over the busy winter period.

(Click here to read more)

16 October 2013 

Independent chairs appointed to lead next stages of acute hospital services review

Five independent Chairs have been appointed to oversee the next stages of the ‘Future of Acute Hospital Services in Worcestershire’ programme. The Chairs have been appointed as part of the governance process for the programme and will lead a range of sub-groups, each looking at different areas of the next phase of work.

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15 October 2013 

Care home staff invited to diabetes workshop

Care Home staff in Wyre Forest have been invited to a practical workshop on how to care for residents with diabetes.  

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9 October 2013

Health Column - Dr Simon Gates, Chair and Clinical Lead

As I’m sure you’ve heard in the news recently, emergency departments and services nationally are currently experiencing huge amounts of pressure, with growing numbers of people attending A&E departments.  

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2013 News Archive 

Acute review moves into new phase of work 

Dr Simon Gates Health Column - GP working hours

NHS Chair to stand down 

Dr Simon Gates Health Column 

NHS 111 stakeholder Briefing

Dr Simon Gates Health Column

Next steps: Future of Acute Hospital Services in Worcestershire

Improving stroke services in Worcestershire

Stay safe in the sunshine

NHS puts new plans in place to support local care homes

Level 2 ‘Heatwave’ alert issued for this weekend

NHS in Wyre Forest invites local community and voluntary groups to have their say on health services.

Health Column - Dr Simon Gates, Chair & Clinical Lead

Mums-to-be urged to discover the importance of breastfeeding

New NHS scheme launches for Wyre Forest residents

New NHS body holds welcome event for Wyre Forest residents

The next steps for the future of Worcestershire hospitals

Local CCG celebrates International Nurses Day

Plans in place to relieve pressure on county’s acute and A&E services

Local CCG launches new scheme for Wyre Forest residents

CCGs support Dying Matters Awareness Week 2013 

NHS Wyre Forest CCG invites local residents to welcome event

NHS 111 Stakeholder briefing - Latest update 

Who is your NHS Hero?

Doctors take over the reigns of NHS spending 

Get minor injuries treated at the right place this Easter

Don't go to A&E unless absolutely necessary 
Use Antibiotics responsibly Urges NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)
Deadline for requests for assessments of eligibilty for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding
NHS Wyre Forest Clinical Commissioning Group gets the green light
First Public Board Meeting
New health body gets the thumbs up
Fewer Hospital Admissions Thanks to Improved Local Care
WFCCG Launch Website
Wyre Forest GPs Launch Virtual Ward
WFCCG Gets Pathfinder Status

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