Endoscope-i improving patient care

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Mr Ajith George is revolutionising patient care in the ENT Department at University Hospitals of North Midlands, by utilising a smartphone gadget to optimise efficiency and performance. The device, conceived in 2012, enables GPs to attach an endoscope to an Apple device allowing them to take photographs of what they see when looking in a patient's ear, nose or throat.

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.

Sexual health clinic to open its doors in Stafford

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A new dedicated sexual health clinic will be opening its doors in Stafford from Monday September 5, following relocation from the town’s County Hospital. The new dedicated service, to be delivered by South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) on behalf of Staffordshire County Council, will open on September 5 at its new home in the Civic Centre, Stafford.

County Hospital catering refurbishment

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A £2million catering refurbishment project at County Hospital has been completed today, heralding a new era of homemade and nutritious food at the hospital. The kitchen facilities have also been refurbished and modernised while the way meals are served to patients on wards has also been upgraded.
 

Trust launches appointment reminder service

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Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has launched a new reminder service for patients attending appointments at the Trust’s three hospitals. Following a successful pilot, the service will help reduce the number of missed appointments across Queen’s Hospital, Samuel Johnson Community Hospital in Lichfield and Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital in Tamworth.