Responding to the health and social care needs of people during lockdown

Healthwatch Birmingham and Healthwatch Solihull are committed to reducing health inequalities. Whilst our health and social care staff continue with dedicated service delivery, there is a high level of concern about the number of people…

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Solihull Council urges event organisers to help minimise spread of Covid-19

Solihull Council is urging event organisers to follow some key steps to help minimise the spread of Covid-19, as infection rates continue to soar across the borough. In line with national guidance, the Council’s advice…

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Healthwatch Solihull Annual Report: 2020-2021

In our latest Annual Report, Healthwatch Solihull explains how we worked throughout the year to understand people’s health and care needs, and how it used public feedback to help services respond and improve care for…

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Walk-in vaccination appointments available in Birmingham and Solihull

Vaccination is now open to all over 18s. Don’t want to book an appointment? Walk-in appointments are taking place at locations across Birmingham and Solihull. These appointments are for first doses and those eligible to…

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New report published – People’s experiences of accessing GP services via technology

Our report on people’s experiences of accessing GP services via technology is now live, you can read the full report here We’d like to thank all of the residents who contacted us, completed feedback centre reviews, took…

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Is the NHS sharing your data? What you need to know

Learn more about how the NHS will share your GP data from 1 September 2021, and decide if you want to opt out. What is changing? From December 2021, NHS Digital will start collecting patient…

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People aged 25 or over are now eligible for a coronavirus vaccination

People aged 25 or over (or turn 25 before 1 July 2021) are now eligible for a in England have been able to book their coronavirus vaccination since 8th June 2021. Health Secretary Matt Hancock…

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Carers Week 2021 in Solihull

Around 6.5 million people in the UK are carers, looking after a parent, partner, child or friend. A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who has…

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Know your healthcare options this bank holiday weekend

People in Solihull are being encouraged to know their options for getting medical help this bank holiday weekend. With GP practices being closed on Monday 31 May, it is important to know where people to…

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Covid updates in Solihull – Cases remain low but we need to be vigilant

The new Indian B1.167.2 variant has seen local cases in Solihull and across the West Midlands. Some of these cases have a recent history of travel, but others have spread within the UK. In general…

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