Visit your Pharmacist first if you’re unwell this spring

Pharmacists offer the best help when it comes to common ailments like coughs, colds, sore throats, hay fever and insect bites.

Dr Mo Huda, Chair of Cannock Chase Clinical Commissioning Group and a Rugeley GP says: "Pharmacists are fully trained to give you professional medical advice, with a wide range of over-the-counter medications available.You don't need to book an appointment and many pharmacies now have private consultation rooms so you can talk privately."

Taking a few steps could mean that if you are under the weather during the spring, you can look after yourself at home.

Transforming Cancer and End of Life Care Programme Briefing – April 2017

Cannock Chase, Stafford and Surrounds, North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Groups are working with NHS England, Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Macmillan Cancer Support to improve cancer and end of life care through the Transforming Cancer and End of Life Care Programme which launched in April 2013.

  pdf Read here for the latest update to the programme. (296 KB)

County Hospital CEC Update

University Hospitals of North Midlands will be presenting the summary report and key recommendations from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health’s (RCPCH) report into Children’s Emergency Services at County Hospital. This will be presented at the public Board meeting alongside the proposed action plan on Monday 03 April at 1pm at  2017 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital.

In the meantime, UHNM continues to ask the public to use the Minor Injuries Unit for under-16s at County Hospital appropriately. The Unit should only be used for head injuries, limb injuries, wounds, sprains, bruises, fractures. Parents of children who are severely unwell/injured should call 999.

Find out more by visting the UHNM website.

STP Transformational Goals

Dr Bill Gowans, Medical Director for the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent STP

“The vision for the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) is one of helping people to stay well, and to receive the majority of the care they need closer to home. This involves looking at how we can get the right services out into the community and help people live healthier lives. If we can get that right, then a trip to A&E should go back to being for accidents and emergencies only, rather than what it has slowly become, which is the default option for urgent care.

Let's Work Together training modules

Let’s work together (LWT) is a series of training modules open to everyone in South Staffordshire. The modules help increase awareness of the potential risks and problems faced by people in South Staffordshire and how to spot them. It also helps to identify ways to prevent or reduce the problems and how the appropriate actions can make the most of life and to help others.

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