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Christmas and New Year Pharmacy Opening Times 2016

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Plans published for better health and care in the Black Country and West Birmingham

Health and social care organisations in the Black Country and West Birmingham are today publishing their proposals to transform local services.

The proposals – known as the Black Country Sustainability and Transformation Plan –involve making some common sense changes to services so that local people get the treatment they need as quickly as possible.  

Andy Williams, Black Country Sustainability and Transformation Plan Lead, says:

“In the Black Country and West Birmingham we have a diverse and changing population and demand for health and care services is growing and evolving. We need to work together to meet these challenges within a tight financial envelope. The Sustainability and Transformation Plan enables us to do this in a way we could not do as individual organisations.

Local commissioning group inform their community about World Antibiotic Awareness Week

MHabiba Pathan local resident and Jamila Dhansey Medicines Quality Technician SWB CCGonday 14 November marked the start of World Antibiotic Awareness Week and a local commissioning group is taking the message out to its community.

NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is going out into the local community this week in a bid to increase awareness of antibiotic resistance and to encourage best practice among the general public and health workers.

What is Intermediate Care?

When we talk about Intermediate Care, we understand it to be a 7 day a week service which includes "a range of integrated services to promote faster recovery from illness, prevent unnecessary acute hospital admission and premature admission to long-term residential care, support timely discharge from hospital and maximise independent living” (Intermediate Care - Halfway Home, DH 2009).


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