CCG announces new Chair

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Dr Salma Reehana has been elected as the new Chair of NHS Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Dr Reehana is taking over from Mr Jim Oatridge, who has been the CCG’s interim Chair since April this year.

‘Red bag’ scheme will improve care for vulnerable patients

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A new initiative is set to ensure that care home residents in Wolverhampton receive safe and effective support if they need to go into hospital in an emergency.

It will see residents given a red "transfer bag" containing paperwork, medication and personal belongings which will be with them from the moment they leave their care home until the time they return from hospital.

Based on a successful scheme in the London borough of Sutton, it was introduced to address gaps in the care and support network – both clinical and socially – for poorly residents who needed to go into hospital.

Have a slice of cake and raise a cup for charity

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It’s that time of year again when we can all indulge in some glorious coffee and cake in the name of charity.  Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning will be held in homes and offices around the globe in support of cancer research.  NHS Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is supporting the fundraising event which takes place Friday 29 September 2017. 

AGM 2017 success

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Thank you to everyone who attended our AGM on Wednesday 26 July. We hope you found the event informative and enjoyable. 

Almost 100 patients had an opportunity to speak to health leaders, GPs, staff and patient representatives at our AGM held at Molineux.  

The event showcased the CCG’s strong achievements over the last 12 months including improvements that have been made to GP services and the opportunity for us to announce their 'Outstanding' rating from NHS England. We are one of only four CCG's in the country to have recieved the rating two years in a row. 

The event began with a demonstration of 'Extend', a gentle exercise regime, led and demonstrated by 'Extend' teacher Steve Simcox. We then showcased our work via four videos on patient online, TWIRL (a social group for our patients living with COPD), quality in End of Life care and an animation gameshow highlighting the importance of choosing the right service.

After the videos we begun the formal part of the meeting. An update was provided by Dr Helen Hibbs, Accountable Officer. We heard about the developments and changes in services over the past year as well as plans for the future. To view the presentation please click here or if you would like a copy posted to you please email wolccg.comms@nhs.net. 

We finished the afternoon with food and an opportunity for the public to talk to the CCG representatives. Our feedback from those who attended has been extremely positive and we are very glad that so many of you enjoyed the afternoon. 

You can view the question and answer session online by clicking here

 

New service brings eye care into focus

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Wolverhampton CCG minor eye care logo 2A new service has launched in Wolverhampton offering people the chance to see their optician for eye conditions, which they may previously have gone to hospital for.

And as National Eye Health Week gets underway on Monday from Sept 18-24 a call is going out to the hundreds of local people, who can often spend hours in Accident and Emergency for conditions which could have been dealt with by their local optician.