Since the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Birmingham and Solihull took ownership of urgent care commissioning last autumn, we have been working with providers to explore new ways to streamline care for the benefit of patients. We need to have the right configuration and capacity within the service so that patients reach the right service, first time.
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Parts of the West Midlands may experience 'heatwave' conditions over the next few days, according to Met Office forecasts.
Parts of England may experience 'heatwave' conditions over the next few days, according to forecasts from the Met Office. Areas particularly affected include Yorkshire and the Humber, Southeast England, London and Southwest England, East of England and East Midlands – but people in the West Midlands should still follow guidelines on how to keep safe in the sunshine; seeking shade, using sunblock and wearing suitable clothing and sunglasses if outdoors for more than 20 minutes.
Public Health England (PHE) in the West Midlands is advising pilgrims to take the necessary precautions before, during and after travelling to Saudi Arabia, in order to have the best chance of staying healthy.
Healthcare before the NHS
In 1911 the Health Service in Britain ran an insurance system that gave benefits to the person paying into the scheme, but not their dependants. They also had access to a doctor, but this was limited in terms of what services could be provided. Hospital treatment was only for those with tuberculosis.