'What's Your Emergency?' Winter Campaign

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Staffordshire launches its 'What's Your Emergency?' winter campaign

The NHS and social care in Staffordshire launched the 'What's Your Emergency?' winter campaign on Friday 1 December 2017. For the next six weeks you'll hear from a variety of frontline staff from across the NHS. They'll be giving a combination of advice about different illness and conditions, how you can be prepared for winter, what you can do for others and the services that are on offer.

The 'What's Your Emergency?' campaign recognises that for everyone who has their own urgent health concern, it is their own emergency. Some of these concerns can be solved with a trip to the pharmacy, walk-in centre, GP surgery, a call to NHS111 or by self-care at home. For serious or life-threatening emergencies, it's 999 or A&E. It's about matching the right person with the best service.

In the first week you'll hear from Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust pharmacist Lis and University Hospitals of North Midlands pharmacists Sarah and Lucinda, who will explain what you can do to get ready for the festive period and possibly prevent needing to come to hospital at a later date. It's all about Staying Well This Winter!

If you've used a pharmacy, walk-in centre, GP surgery or made a call to NHS111 and it meant you didn't have to come to A&E – tweet your experiences using #StaffordshireWYE

​All the partners from Together We’re Better will be taking part in sharing the campaign, they are:

  • University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
  • Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust
  • Cannock Chase CCG
  • East Staffordshire CCG
  • North Staffordshire CCG
  • Stafford and Surrounds CCG
  • Stoke-on-Trent CCG
  • South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCG
  • Staffordshire County Council
  • Stoke-on-Trent City Council

 

Deadline extended - GP Extended Access Survey

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The six NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are looking at how to give you easier and more convenient access to services you have at your local family doctor and GP surgery available outside of the usual surgery hours, including over the weekends.

We are interested in hearing your views about how, when and where you might choose to use these services outside of the usual surgery hours. 

This survey will remain open until Thursday 8th February 2018 and the information gathered will then be reviewed with current and potential providers of these services. Patient representatives will be involved in this work and in developing options for each area of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

 

 

Christmas and New Year Bank Holidays 2017/2018

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Remember that you can still access expert medical treatment over the Christmas and New Year Bank Holidays by visiting your local pharmacist for quick, confidential advice on a range of common illnesses.

Pharmacy opening hours in Staffordshire over the Bank Holidays can be found here.

Alternatively just dial 111 to speak to NHS 111 for non-emergency advice about health care problems.