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Be clear on the signs of blood cancer

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Local doctors are calling on residents to familiarise themselves with the symptoms of blood cancer to help improve rates of early diagnosis.

September is Blood Cancer Awareness Monthand Cannock Chase Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCG and Stafford and Surrounds CCGare joining with several national charities and other NHS organisations in raising awareness of the symptoms of blood cancer, in an attempt to improve early diagnosis rates and save lives.

Children’s Emergency Services at County Hospital Temporarily Suspended on Safety Grounds

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Accident and Emergency services at County Hospital in Stafford have been suspended for children and people under the age of 18. The interim measure, which came into effect on Thursday 25 August 2016, has been instigated by the Trust Board at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM) because senior clinicians have advised that the service is not currently clinically safe.  Adult Accident and Emergency is not affected and remains open 14 hours a day between 8am and 10pm.

Read the latest on UHNM's website.

Update 6 September 2016: A&E services at County Hospital in Stafford continue to be temporarily suspended for children and people under the age of 18 due to concerns about safety. However, following a meeting of the Trust, the commissioners and other partners last week, a number of measures are being put in place to establish a safe children's service at County as quickly as possible. Read more.​

Enjoy bank holiday weekend fun without a trip to A&E

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With a bank holiday on the horizon, health chiefs from South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are urging local people to avoid A&E by enjoying the time out and only attending hospital A&E if it’s a life threatening emergency.

Dr John James, Chair of South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCG said: “The last bank holiday of the summer is around the corner and I’m sure the last thing anyone wants over the long weekend is for family or friends to spend their time in A&E, especially if the problems that have occurred are of a non-life threatening emergency. 

South Staffordshire health centre joins ‘dementia friendly’ campaign

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A South Staffordshire GP practice has become one of the first in the area to join a campaign to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding around the condition by changing the way people think, act and talk about dementia.

Six members of staff at Lakeside Medical Centre in Church Road, Perton, attended a free one hour information session and have become Dementia Friends - an initiative run by the Alzheimer’s Society.

Alzheimer’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about the condition. The charity wants there to be four million ‘Dementia Friends with the know-how to help people with dementia feel understood and included in their community.

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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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