New Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service provider announced

Over the last few months commissioners in Staffordshire from all six Clinical Commissioning Groups and Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust have worked together to re-procure the Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service for the county.

The service provides transportation for patients with a medical need to and from outpatient hospital appointments as well as supporting hospitals to move patients who are medically stable out of hospital beds and onto more suitable hospitals where the right level of care can be provided.

Cannock’s Network Surgery given green light to continue

Cannock Practices’ Network Surgery project, which opened its doors last September and has already benefited more than 4,500 patients, has now been officially informed by NHS England that it can continue and that it will be funded until at least March 2019.

The surgery was established following a successful £320,000 bid to the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund last year and was designed to improve patient access to primary care by offering greater flexibility of appointments including evenings and weekends.

Changes to Tamworth and Lichfield out-of-hours urgent care

Changes to out-of-hours urgent care services are set to be introduced in Lichfield and Tamworth on 4 April 2016, to help ensure that patients are seen by the right person in the right place, first time.

The opening hours of the region’s minor injuries units will be reduced, with the facilities at Tamworth's Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital opening from 8am to 10pm and at Lichfield’s Samuel Johnson Community Hospital opening from 8am to 9pm.

Patients seeking help outside of these hours can contact NHS 111 for advice or referral and many pharmacies are also open until late in the evening and can offer advice on treatment.

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