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GPs use World Sight Day to remind patients of Staffordshire’s NHS Minor Eye Conditions Service

World Sight Day on October 12 highlights the need for people to look after their vision in order to prevent avoidable sight loss.

And to mark the day GPs in Staffordshire are reminding people of a free NHS service that is available if they are worried about their eyes.

The Minor Eye Conditions Service is available through specially trained and accredited local optician practices to anyone who is registered with a local GP. But you don’t need to contact your GP to get an appointment – just go straight to the most convenient practice.

Health leaders want patient views on how to look after your heart

Health leaders throughout much of Staffordshire want to hear about the experience of patients receiving treatment for a wide range of heart conditions.

An online cardiology survey has been launched by the three CCGs that cover Stafford and its surrounding areas, Cannock Chase, Lichfield, Burntwood, Tamworth and South Staffordshire. Cariology covers a wide range of heart conditions.

Expectant mothers encouraged to be healthy, active and upright

Expectant mothers in Staffordshire are being encouraged to stay healthy, active and upright during pregnancy.

The move follows the Better Births Initiative launched by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) which is being supported by Stafford & Surrounds, Cannock Chase and South East Staffordshire & Seisdon Peninsula Clinical Commissioning Groups.

Being upright and active during labour and childbirth can be beneficial. Strong evidence indicates that it can help the baby arrive more quickly and help mum deal with pain.

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South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula Clinical Commissioning Group
Second Floor, Marmion House 
Lichfield Street, Tamworth
Staffordshire B79 7BZ

Working with Cannock Chase CCG and Stafford and Surrounds CCG

 

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