Tettenhall Medical Practice to extend branch surgery closure consultation to Sunday 15 September

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Wolverhampton CCG has asked Tettenhall Medical Practice to extend for one month its public consultation around the future of the branch surgery in Wood Road. The consultation will now close on Sunday 15 September.  

The extension follows a request from patients of the Practice, who were concerned their views may not be heard and felt they needed more time to respond. In particular, they wanted the practice to ensure patients at Lower Green had as much opportunity to respond as those at Wood Road.

The consultation was launched on Tuesday 7 May 2019 following a request from GPs at the Medical Practice to close the branch surgery. They told the CCG and patients that difficulties recruiting GPs to vacant posts meant they were unable to 'deliver the services we would like to from this branch'.

More than 830 patients and local people have already responded to the consultation and over the next month, the Practice will encourage more patients to complete the consultation survey. They will also hold a drop-in event to ensure local people and patients have further opportunity to ask questions and air their concerns.

School’s out for summer! Be holiday ready!

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As the boy scouts moto goes, ‘Be Prepared’! As the schools break up for the summer many of us are planning to go away on our holidays in the UK or abroad and we want to make sure you only have happy holiday memories and not bad ones by remembering to pack essential medical items.

Holidaymakers urged to get the right care if illness strikes

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Holiday-makers looking forward to enjoying a summer break in England are being urged to make the most of pharmacists and the NHS 111 service should illness strike while they are away. NHS Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is encouraging people to go to the right place if they need help with their health on holiday.

Wolverhampton CCG rated Outstanding by NHS England for the fourth year running

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NHS Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has received an Outstanding rating from NHS England in its 2018/19 annual assessment of clinical commissioning groups. This is the highest possible rating by NHS England (NHSE), and Wolverhampton is the only CCG to be awarded this rating in the West Midlands. 

This is the fourth consecutive year that the CCG has been recognised by NHSE as Outstanding. Only two other CCGs in the country have been rated as Outstanding for four years in a row. This puts Wolverhampton CCG in the top 1.5% of best performing CCGs nationally during this period.

Measles warning for young adults attending summer festivals

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Young adults in Wolverhampton planning to attend summer festivals are being urged to make sure they’re up to date with their measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) jabs. The plea has been issued by NHS Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) as measles and mumps cases across England continue to rise.