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Midlands Medical Practice recognised for outstanding patient care

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Midlands Medical Partnership (MMP) has been commended for their outstanding care by the Care Quality Commission (CQC); one of the first ‘super partnerships’ to achieve this rating in the country.

MMP received an overall outstanding rating with special commendation for their effective and well-led services from the independent regulator.

Top Tips to stay well in cold weather

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It is important that we all take extra precautions as colder weather sweeps across the area this week. Prolonged periods of cold weather can be dangerous, especially for the very young, very old or those with chronic diseases.

The Met Office has issued a Level 3 cold weather alert for the Birmingham CrossCity CCG area and is urging caution during the severe weather conditions which could mean temperatures of 2°C and/or widespread ice and heavy snow.

Personalised virtual budget scheme to be created for pregnant women across Birmingham and Solihull

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A brand new initiative which plans to give pregnant women access to a virtual budget to improve and personalise their maternity care, goes live this week.

Maternity providers within Birmingham & Solihull have today announced their plans to continue working together towards the implementation of Personalised Maternity Care Budgets (PMCBs) for all expectant mums, with women able to choose from both new and existing maternity services by April 2018.

Think about which service you need...

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The NHS in Birmingham is currently very busy and we are asking local people to carefully consider what NHS service they need.

NHS 111 is open 24/7 for urgent medical advice and it’s free to call. By calling ‘111’ trained call handlers, doctors and nurses will help you to choose the best local NHS service for you, before you set off. This might be your GP, one of the eight walk-in or urgent care centres across the city, or a local pharmacy.

You can also find details of local NHS services, including pharmacies, walk-in and urgent care centres by putting in your postcode on the NHS Choices website (www.nhs.uk). 

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