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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.

Dehydration and sunburn the big dangers as temperatures forecast to top 30 degrees

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People across South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula are being urged to look after each other in the hot weather, with temperatures forecast to possibly top 30 degrees centigrade this week.

The main health risks include dehydration and sunburn. Older people and infants are particularly vulnerable to becoming dehydrated, while children are particularly at risk of sunburn.

Hospital staff ask public for help in reducing A&E gridlock

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University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM) is appealing for support from the local community to reduce the pressures on hospital services through responsible use of A&E, and by helping their relatives to return home or to their next place of care in a timely manner once they no longer need a hospital bed.

Joint Staff Awards 2016

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Staff from South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCG, Stafford and Surrounds CCG and Cannock Chase CCG along with colleagues from Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit came together for their first joint staff awards on 21 June. 58 nominations were received, and the judging panel spent a long time making their decision. All winners and highly commended staff are listed below but all nominees also received a certificate.

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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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