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Patients invited to share their views about Procedures of Lower Clinical Value

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The NHS in Birmingham and Solihull would like to talk to patients about Procedures of Lower Clinical Value (PLCV).

PLCV refers to procedures that are of value, but only in the right circumstances. This is to ensure patients receive appropriate health treatment, based on the latest clinical evidence and national guidance. Some treatments under PLCV include procedures such as removal of tonsils, cataract surgery, liposuction, and hip and knee replacement surgery.

The NHS in Birmingham wishes you a merry, and healthy, Christmas!

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With Christmas just around the corner, people across Birmingham are being reminded to make sure staying well is on their list this year.

With many GP practices not open quite as often as usual between Christmas and New Year, people who take regular medication should make sure they order and collect their repeat prescriptions before Christmas Eve.

Birmingham, Solihull and Black Country CCGs award contracts for commissioning support services

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Seven Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) from across Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country have awarded five contracts to provide commissioning support services, worth a total of over £54 million, over the next four years.

NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU have been awarded contracts for providing: business intelligence; information technology; and medicines management services. NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands (GEM) CSU have been awarded the contracts for providing the CCGs with: end-to-end commissioning support services; and continuing healthcare and individual funding requests.

People with learning disabilities urged to get their flu vaccination

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People with learning disabilities in Birmingham are being encouraged to get their flu vaccination if they’ve been contacted by their GP. 
It is estimated there are 1.2 million people1 in England that have a learning disability many of which also have long term conditions such as respiratory problems.  This makes them at risk of complications should they contract flu.

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