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Interim Chief Executive appointed for NHS Birmingham CrossCity, Birmingham South Central and Solihull CCGs

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Paul JenningsWork has been ongoing to appoint an interim Chief Executive for NHS Birmingham CrossCity, Birmingham South Central and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

The CCGs are pleased to announce that their respective Governing Bodies have now approved the appointment of Paul Jennings. Paul will be joining the CCGs from today (Wednesday), on an interim basis, until a substantive Chief Executive can be appointed in the coming months.

Changes to urgent care services at Sparkhill Primary Care Centre

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Changes to urgent care services at Sparkhill Primary Care Centre (856 Stratford Road, Birmingham B11 4BW)

The current provider of urgent care services at this location will cease to provide services on 31 July 2017. This is due to an end of contract.

Birmingham South Central CCG has reviewed existing usage of the site and considered impact of the closure on patients and GP practices. We were mindful of the need to make most efficient use of limited financial resources, accessibility and availability of alternative services as well as our commitment to improve access to primary care services locally.

Ransomware cyber-attack

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“A spokesperson for the NHS Birmingham CrossCity, Birmingham South Central and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Groups said, “A number of GP surgeries across Birmingham and Solihull have unfortunately been affected by the recent ransomware cyber-attack.

“Our staff have been working around the clock to ensure that the impact on patients is kept to an absolute minimum. The security of patient data has, fortunately, not been compromised.

“We would like to remind patients to use NHS service appropriately at this time and attend any pre-booked appointments, with their GP or hospital, as usual.

“NHS 111 is available 24/7 and can help people decide on the most appropriate local service for their medical need.”

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