Two hundred and sixty people were screened for Latent TB (tuberculosis) at Sandwell College as part of a campaign to protect the health of people living in Sandwell and West Birmingham. 20 people were tested positive at the event and are now receiving treatment with a course of antibiotics.
The pharmacy opening hours for Sandwell and West Birmingham for the 2019 August bank holiday are available here:
Public Health England (PHE) is issuing advice to people travelling to Egypt after a number of people, including children, have returned with a serious illness caused by E. coli infection.
Public Health England (PHE) is reminding Hajj pilgrims to be aware of the risk of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the Middle East.
The risk of infection to UK residents travelling to the Middle East remains very low and PHE, NaTHNaC and the World Health Organization do not currently advise any travel restrictions to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) in relation to MERS-CoV.
Dr Ian Sykes, Chair of NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG, has welcomed the 2018/19 annual report of Healthwatch Birmingham which highlights the organisation’s importance as a key strategic partner.