Doctors across Cannock are urging people not to be caught out by the early Easter holiday when most GP surgeries are closed.
It’s the time of year when colds and flu are doing the rounds in schools and nurseries across Cannock Chase.
But as a parent how do you tell the difference? Symptoms of a cold include a runny or blocked nose, sore throat, sneezing and a cough. Flu includes sudden fever, muscle aches, sweating, feeling exhausted and a dry or chesty cough. Although both illnesses share some of the same symptoms they are caused by different viruses.
Wednesday 2 March, 9.30am to 3pm
Aquarius Ballroom and Function Suite, Victoria Street, Hednesford WS12 1BT
This joint conference with Stafford and Surrounds CCG and South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCG is aimed to bring local people together and involve them in making decisions for their local health services. Book your place today.
Staffordshire health commissioners are to await the report of the Hearing Loss Commissioning Guidance Advisory Group which is due to be published before making any changes to hearing loss services across the south and east of the region.
The clinical commissioning groups of South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula, Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire and Stafford and Surrounds made the decision after the recent Audiology Inquiry Day on 25 November 2015 which was led by the Staffordshire Select Committee.
The Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Local Transformation Plan for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services has been approved by NHS England and is now published. Additional funding of £2.1 million has been allocated to the 6 Clinical Commissioning Groups across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent to deliver improvements in emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people. The plan sets out the priorities for investment and the anticipated outcomes.
An independent case review report has been published today into the death of three-year-old Jonnie Meek.
Jonnie had the rare genetic condition De Grouchy Syndrome and had to be fed through a tube in his stomach. He died on 11 August 2014 during a planned admission to the former Stafford Hospital, which was part of the former Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust. He had been admitted to introduce a new milk formula in his feed.
The report, by Dr Martin Farrier, a consultant paediatrician at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, was commissioned by Cannock Chase Clinical Commissioning Group in an attempt to provide a resolution to a number of questions raised by Jonnie’s family, who live in Cannock.
On 2 November 2015 the Care Quality Commission will begin an inspection of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust. Patients and the public are encouraged to share their experiences with the inspeciton team via the webiste http://www.cqc.org.uk/syessot
For a summary of Cannock Chase Annual Report 2014-15 download Cannock Chase CCG News
A new GP surgery offering an extra 1,000 appointments a month for Cannock patients has opened its doors to the public.
The Cannock Practices Network, which secured £320,000 following a successful bid to the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund, opened the new surgery on 1 September 2015.