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Students invited to get on board with healthy thinking

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Stay Well Camper VanOur healthy campervan tour gets underway tomorrow (30/1), at Birmingham University, to help educate local students on how to  Stay Well This Winter and to choose the right services first time.

Students at Birmingham University are invited to hop on board the ‘Stay Well This Winter’ campervan to receive free advice on accessing the right health services for different needs.

It’s not too late for the flu jab

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AfluThe NHS in Birmingham and Solihull is calling for more patients who are entitled to the free flu jab to come forward; it’s not too late to get the flu jab.

As the number of people affected by flu continues to rise across England, thousands of vulnerable patients in Birmingham and Solihull are putting themselves at risk of flu this winter because they have not taken up the free flu vaccination. 

Extra week to enter Solihull Together awards

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Solihull Together 2018 Awards web banner homepage 486.5pxwby342pxhOrganisers of the Solihull Together 2018 Awards have extended the closing date and are encouraging people who live and work in Solihull to keep the nominations rolling in until Monday 5 February.

The Solihull Together 2018 Awards celebrate inspiring and innovative work going on across Solihull to support the borough’s vulnerable and frail adults. They are a chance to say thank you and recognise outstanding care and support from people working in a variety of health and care roles in Solihull. This includes local residents, voluntary and community organisations, Solihull Council, the NHS and private companies.

To find out more about the nine award categories listed below and to submit a nomination visit You can also follow the Awards on Twitter @ST4BL

Smear test plea for women in Birmingham and Solihull as screening attendance falls

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ccpw fb cover finalWomen in Birmingham and Solihull are being reminded of the importance of attending regular smear tests for cervical cancer as latest figures reveal that attendance of cervical screening in England is the lowest for two decades. NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are supporting the #SmearForSmear 2018 campaign, which runs from 22 - 28 January 2018 during Cervical Cancer Prevention Week.

Mental health charities awarded contract to support Birmingham people with their recovery and into employment

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Three of the region’s leading mental health charities have come together in a unique partnership which is set to support thousands of local people with their recovery and a move into meaningful employment; Better Pathways, Birmingham Mind and Creative Support will work together to deliver the three-year NHS contract.

The newly-designed mental health recovery and employment services contract was awarded to the charities by the NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Birmingham, following a public consultation and procurement process last year. Starting in April 2018, these specialist services will be available to more than 2,500 local people with serious mental illness.

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