Roadmap Supervision (RMSV) TrainingNews
Clinicians are invited to undertake Roadmap Supervision (RMSV) Training to support colleagues to be recognised as a First Contact Practitioner with the Centre of Advancing Practice.
There are two routes on the roadmap to be recognised as an FCP with the Centre of Advancing Practice:
Portfolio route: requires submission of a portfolio of evidence signed off by an approved roadmap supervisor (RMSV); clinician criteria to be eligible for this training is...
A unique online recruitment event is being held next week for people interested in a career in social care within the Black Country and West Birmingham (BCWB).
Social care is about supporting people to maintain their independence, dignity and control. Social care workers could work in a care home, in the local community, or provide personal support in someone’s home.
Around 34,000 people are employed in social care across BCWB, and the event on Wednesday 28 April will explore the opportunities...
The NHS is celebrating an important milestone this week as more than half of all adults in the Black Country & West Birmingham have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
More than 540,000 first doses have now been administered, thanks to the unprecedented scale vaccination programme which has seen people receive their vaccine in hospitals, care homes, GP surgeries, pharmacies and even local sports centres and places of worship.
Sally Roberts, Chief Nursing Officer for the NHS Blac...
Anyone aged 50 and over can get their first dose of the Covid-19 jab by registering on the door at certain local Vaccination Centres now.
Those who are eligible can arrive at on the following Vaccination Centres without an appointment from today until (and including) April 2nd :
Saddlers Centre, Walsall.
Tipton Sports Academy, Sandwell
WV Active Aldersley , Wolverhampton
Or, for the Sadlers Centre and Tipton Sports Academy, they can book by calling 119 or o...
The Black Country and West Birmingham STP has been given the green light to deliver increasingly joined-up health and care services for the people in our region, as we formally move to become an Integrated Care System (ICS) next month.
A primary care nurse advisor from NHS Black Country and West Birmingham has been included in the New Year Honours List for her contribution to patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Liz Corrigan is General Practice Nursing Professional Lead for the Black Country and West Birmingham Sustainability and Transformation Partnership and has worked in various nursing roles in the local area over the last 25 years.
Liz, who lives in Wolverhampton, has been honoured with the British Empire Medal fo...
Heath bosses in the Black Country and West Birmingham are celebrating the role of carers as part of national Carers Week, especially because of the important contributions they have made during the coronavirus pandemic.
This week (8-14 June 2020) is Carers Week – a national awareness initiative highlighting the important work being done by carers in the community – and local health leaders in the Black Country and West Birmingham are supporting this important campaign.
Jonathan Fellows, Indepe...
As part of the national Help Us, Help You campaign, health bosses in the Black Country and West Birmingham are encouraging people to visit their pharmacy for advice on minor injuries and ailments.
Research shows that 27 percent of general practice appointments in England could potentially be treated elsewhere. Approximately 18 million of these could be treated through self-care and community pharmacies.
Many pharmacies are open late, making it easier than ever to get advice. They can advise yo...
Against a background of an ageing population and increasing frailty, one NHS Trust has identified opportunities to provide a service targeted at this patient group. The initiative is designed to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions through the emergency front door and keep frail older people safe in their own homes.
Emma Hibbs, Advanced Physiotherapist at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, explains: “We know that nationally around 50% of the population aged 65+ live with...
The Healthier Futures partnership (Black Country & West Birmingham STP) has been awarded NHS funding following a successful pitch, to develop a healthcare app which will increase access to services for the local population.
The NHS has identified funding to accelerate worthwhile projects across the country, inviting bids from all systems. A very limited number of organisations were invited to pitch to their respective regional digital teams and the Healthier Futures partnership has been su...