NHS warns parents to protect their children in the sun

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It’s all too easy to get carried away when the sun is out and you’re enjoying time with your child. But your child can easily burn if you don’t get it right. So, East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group is warning parents about the dangers of sun burn and what they can do to protect their child during the summer months.

We know that a moderate amount of sun is good for us. It provides essential vitamin D, which we need for good health. It improves our mood and also helps to promote better sleep – a fantastic combination if you have small children to entertain!

East Staffordshire CCG welcomes public to AGM later this month

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Doctors and NHS managers responsible for buying healthcare in East Staffordshire will welcome the public to their annual general meeting later this month.

East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will hold its AGM on Thursday June 23 between 1pm and 1.45pm at the Pavilion, at Branston Golf and Country Club, Burton Road in Burton upon Trent.

During the meeting, senior members of the CCG will look back at the last year and reflect on a variety of work including the successful appointment of an organisation to lead the Improving Lives programme.

Chairman, Dr Charles Pidsley, a GP based in Burton said: “The Annual General Meeting is an important opportunity to reflect on the previous 12 months as well as the challenges we will face in the year to come.

“It’s also an opportunity for the public to come and hear about the work we have been doing and the ways they can get involved in their local NHS and make sure their views are heard when we are making decisions about healthcare in East Staffordshire.”

In addition, the AGM will see the presentation of the annual reports and accounts, with some copies available for the public on the day.

Young nurse joins awards roll of honour at Burton health centre

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A young nurse has become the latest member at a Burton upon Trent health centre to be hailed for her outstanding work after being proclaimed Student Nurse of the Year.

Wolverhampton University student Helen Rooney, from Burton, was presented with her award at the Faculty of Health at Queens Hospital in April. She has been on work placement at Wetmore Road Surgery, where she has been gaining general practice nursing experience.

New Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service provider announced

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Over the last few months commissioners in Staffordshire from all six Clinical Commissioning Groups and Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust have worked together to re-procure the Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service for the county.

The service provides transportation for patients with a medical need to and from outpatient hospital appointments as well as supporting hospitals to move patients who are medically stable out of hospital beds and onto more suitable hospitals where the right level of care can be provided.