Seeking your views on Procedures of Lower Clinical Value

Birmingham South Central and Birmingham CrossCity CCG are seeking your views on changes to criteria for some routine procedures. Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are responsible for buying healthcare services for their local population. Some routine procedures…

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CQC inspectors highlight outstanding and good care as reports are published on 86 more GP practices

This week, CQC has published a further 86 reports on the quality of care provided by GP practices that have been inspected by specialist teams of inspectors. Under CQC’s new programme of inspections, all of…

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The Way Ahead for Adult Acute Mental Healthcare Provision – Crisp Commission

From The Royal College of Psychiatrists.   Faster access to acute care and an end to sending severely-ill mental health patients long distances are among the recommendations made in a new report launched by an Independent…

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Healthwatch Birmingham launch Health & Social Care Information Route

Healthwatch Birmingham can announce the launch of our Health and Social Care Information Route, which will guide people to find details about how to access health and wellbeing services and support links. Available on the Healthwatch…

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Healthwatch Birmingham comment on Birmingham Mail’s GP Patient Survey news

Birmingham Mail has recently published (24th January 2016) results following the national GP Patient Survey, which polled hundreds of thousands of surgery users about provision and quality care they receive. Focusing on the West Midlands,…

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Carers Forward: Day Out to Think Tank Science Museum

Carers Forward are arranging a February half-term day out to the Think Tank Science Museum in Birmingham. Entry at 11:00am with designated space for families and a quiet area. Carer and child with special needs and Children aged 0-2 can…

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CQC seeks views on its vision for the future – consultation launched

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is seeking views on its plans for the next five years as it develops its approach to regulation. CQC has changed the way it works over the past three years…

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BSMHFT embracing innovation as leaders of major new trials to improve patient care

From Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Patients in Birmingham and Solihull will be among the first to benefit from a major new drive to modernise how the NHS delivers care. Birmingham and…

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Latest Recruitment for Non-Executive Directors – Healthwatch Birmingham Board

Please note: the deadline for applications has now closed. Healthwatch Birmingham is recruiting Non-Executive Directors to join its board. Our organisation is in a process of transformational change which will result in people who live…

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The Guardian: What would you like to see from the NHS' mental health services?

From the Guardian. As part of our reporting on the NHS, The Guardian would like to hear from their readers on what they’d like to see in its mental health services.  The Guardian is currently undertaking their…

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