From 4 April 2016, West Midlands Ambulance Service will be using the regional Your green Medicine Bags when bringing patients into hospitals in the West Midlands. The green bag is designed to an identifible bag in which you can keep your medicine throughout your stay in hospital.
Seek help early and nip health issues in the bud is the message from Wolverhampton CCG doctors.
Older people and those with existing respiratory conditions are being encouraged to visit their pharmacist for help and advice and avoid minor health issues escalating.
With the weather forecasters indicating changeable weather residents in Wolverhampton are being reminded that one of the best ways to keep well is to keep warm.
Cold weather and cold homes can have a significant impact on people's health and keeping warm over the winter months can help prevent some illnesses particularly amongst the elderly and those with respiratory conditions.
Board representatives from Wolverhampton Total Health (WTH) attended an ‘Innovation Marketplace’ event in London (2 March 2016) organised by the National Association of Primary Care, which was followed by WTH’s Chair – Dr Gillian Pickavance – being invited to No 10 Downing Street for further discussions with the Prime Minister’s personal adviser on Health.
The views and experiences of patients, their family and friends are central to informing the work and practices of Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and affiliated organisations. We are therefore looking to recruit a number of Volunteer Patient Reviewers to help us shape the future of health-related services in Wolverhampton.
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) is working with three Wolverhampton GP practices on a pioneering pilot project which will see the practices joining the trust in a new way of working designed to cut red tape, increase care-coordination leading to better care.
The model is called Vertical Integration (VI) which is a care model used in North America, Spain and other parts of the world where primary care physicians and their teams work in an integrated fashion with providers of secondary and community care and are part of one single organisation.