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Chief Inspector of Hospitals asks people to tell him about the care provided by The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust – 14/03/14

Chief Inspector of Hospitals asks people to tell him about the care provided by The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

England's Chief Inspector of Hospitals is inviting members of the public to tell his inspection panel what they think of the services provided by The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust.

Their views and experiences will help inspectors decide what to look at when they inspect Russells Hall Hospital, The Corbett Hospital and Dudley Guest Hospital, which are all part of the trust.

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Trust Welcomes Inspection of its Mental Health Services – 04/02/14

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust is getting ready to welcome the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) inspection of its mental health services. This follows the Trust being chosen as one of the first five mental health trusts to be inspected by the CQC as part of their new inspection regime.

The inspection, which will begin on Monday 24th February, will involve a team of clinical experts and people who have experience of using mental health services visiting the Trust and talking to staff, patients, carers and families about their experiences.

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Remember to Choose Well over Christmas – 19/12/13

The public are being encouraged to choose their health services wisely over the Christmas and New Year period.

In Dudley and Walsall, there are a range of NHS services available to help with a variety of illnesses and injuries including pharmacies, GP practices, out-of-hours services, NHS111 and walk-in centres.

With the many services that are available, it can be confusing to decide where the best place is to be treated. Below are some examples of conditions that you might experience at Christmas and where to go for advice and treatment.

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Mental Health Nurses Offer Local Students Advice on Coping with Stress – 10/12/13

Left to Right: Aleisha, Danny and Sarah at Walsall CollegeMental health nurses offered local students help and advice on managing stress as part of a radio podcast which will be broadcast across Walsall College.

Aleisha Dean and Sarah Greswolde, primary care mental health nurses from Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, were interviewed by media student Danny Watson. Danny asked them a range of questions around stress, including what the symptoms are, how you can manage it, and the best way to help family or friends who are suffering with stress.

Commenting on the experience, Danny said: “It was really interesting to hear about stress and to get advice on managing it. It’s nice to know that stress is taken seriously and that there is help out there if you need it.”

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Remember To Catch It Bin It Kill It This Winter – 04/12/13

People in Dudley are being reminded of the simple message to use to protect themselves and others from cold and flu this winter: Catch it. Bin it. Kill it.

  • CATCH IT – Always carry tissues and use them to cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze.
  • BIN IT – Dispose of used tissues as soon as possible.
  • KILL IT – Clean your hands with soap and water as soon as you can and make sure you wash them frequently.

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