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.
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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.
Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in England. There are some 33,000 new cases every year. It kills more men and women than any other form of cancer.
More than 80 patients from across Birmingham learned how they can be involved in helping health commissioners shape services for the future at an interactive event yesterday.