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Impact assessment on 25+ mental health services in Birmingham

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Joint press release from NHS Birmingham CrossCity Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Les Williams, Director of Performance and Delivery for NHS Birmingham CrossCity CCG said: “Last year, the CCG commissioned an independent impact assessment to look at the organisation of mental health services for people aged over 25 in Birmingham, which are provided by Birmingham and Solihull NHS Mental Health Foundation Trust (BSMHFT). The purpose of this work was to fully understand the impact that the new 0-25 mental health service, provided by Forward Thinking Birmingham, would have on services for people aged over 25 in the city.

Sheldon patients to benefit from revamped premises

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Sheldon patients will benefit from a major NHS funding boost to improve local GP facilities.

The Sheldon Practice, in Church Road, has received £165,878 from the NHS England Primary Care Infrastructure Fund. Together with £85,542 investment from the practice, it will fund work to create a rear extension, and internal works to provide two additional ground floor clinical rooms, as well as a reconfigured reception and new automated doors to the main entrance.

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.

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