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Healthwatch Birmingham launches video campaign to promote patient feedback

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Healthwatch Birmingham has launched a new video series to raise awareness of the simple ways people can share their experiences of local services.

“We know that people are passionate about their health and social care services. Therefore, it is important that patients and the public have a range of accessible and engaging information about how they can share their views”.

Review of learning disability deaths launched in Birmingham

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From 1 October 2017, the deaths of people with a learning disability, who had a Birmingham GP, will be reviewed by a team of trained staff  to identify any potentially avoidable factors that may have contributed to the person’s death. The review will involve family members to understand more about the individual, the care they received, and if any changes to the health and social care system are required.

This is happening as part of the Learning Disability Mortality Review Programme (LeDeR); a programme which has been set up by the NHS, following a number of reports into the deaths of people with a learning disability.

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.

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