COVID-19 & Hidden Disabilities: ‘Please give me space’ – protect yourself and others

The ‘Please give me space’ visual awareness campaign has been developed by Hidden Disabilities Sunflower and the RNIB, in response to COVID-19 and the need to social distance. Research conducted by the RNIB with a…

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COVID Vaccines: Are you registered with a GP in your local area?

Are you registered with a GP in your local area? Covid vaccinations can be offered without an NHS number. However, it is very important to make sure you are registered with a GP to ensure…

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Solihull residents tell us about getting their COVID vaccine

This week we asked residents to tell us about their experiences of getting their COVID vaccine. Here’s what some of them said:   Trish: “I had mine today at Monkspath. In and out in 5…

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Patient safety at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust – Healthwatch Birmingham and Healthwatch Solihull statement

Healthwatch Birmingham and Healthwatch Solihull is concerned about the issues around patient safety highlighted in the recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) reports following inspections at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital and Good Hope Hospital…

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COVID-19: Why it is important to stick to lockdown measures

With the cases of the COVID-19 variant first discovered in South Africa identified in areas in Birmingham, people in Solihull need to remain extremely vigilant. This is to ensure that the number cases are reduced…

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COVID-19: Critical workers offered rapid covid test at three test sites in Solihull

During lockdown Solihull Council are prioritising asymptomatic testing of critical (key) workers at their local testing sites. Anyone with COVID symptoms MUST book on-line via the online national booking system, or by phoning 119….

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Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week is between 18th January 2021 and 24th January 2021. This week is used to raise awareness on the risks of cervical cancer, and help women and people with cervixes learn about…

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Healthwatch Solihull – Tell us how we did

We speak to residents daily and support them to find information, as well as dealing with compliments and complaints regarding health and social care services. If you’ve met us at an event, spoke to us…

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Staying warm and well this winter

Whilst we “stay home to save lives” during this national lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to keep warm when outside and inside the house. It is important to take some extra precautions…

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Circulating fake NHS COVID-19 vaccine text message

Trading standards officers have warned the public that scammers have been sending messages to potential victims saying that they are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines with bogus NHS website links. The fake NHS website asks for…

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