Health and social care organisations in Derbyshire have been working closely together for some time, to improve care and services for people and make them as efficient and effective as possible.
Expectant mums in Derby and Derbyshire are being urged to get the COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves and their unborn baby from the virus.
Welcome to the Winter edition of the Derbyshire Shared Care Record newsletter. The Derbyshire Shared Care Record is a new confidential computer record that will join up different records to create a more comprehensive and up-to-date record for local residents. Over time this will help improve the care our patients receive.
A world-first clinical trial will begin soon in Derbyshire, offering volunteers the chance to take a revolutionary new blood test which can detect more than 50 types of cancer before symptoms appear.
The theme for 2021’s World Mental Health Day 'Mental Health in an Unequal World' focuses on those in society whose mental health may have been more affected by the pandemic.
Derbyshire Home from Hospital Service provides practical support for vulnerable people leaving hospital, or those living at home but at risk of being admitted. The service is provided by a combination of staff and volunteers and is free of charge.
National Fitness Day spotlights the role physical activity plays in helping us lead healthier and active lifestyles.
All Derbyshire blood test appointments booked from 31 August – 17 September 2021 postponed due to national blood tube shortage.
In response to the national shortage of blood tubes, non-urgent primary care and community blood test appointments will be postponed.
NHS and care services across Derbyshire are once again asking for the public’s help to make sure they can focus care on the sickest patients.
Hypo Awareness Week aims to improve staff knowledge about Hypoglycaemia, a complication in diabetes, by raising awareness about how to recognise the symptoms and treat the condition.
On Thursday 16 September 2021, the Medicines Order Line (MOL) service will operate reduced hours of 8am - 3pm to enable essential staff training from 3pm - 4pm.
Friday 10th September 2021 marks World Suicide Prevention Day. This is an opportunity to raise awareness and to reduce the stigma around mental health and suicide prevention.
Health and care professionals in Derbyshire are well-versed in working together to maintain services under pressure. Each part of the NHS is finely balanced in relying upon the role and expertise of others to make sure patients can continue to enter and progress through the service when they are ill. And when it comes to ambulances, this balance and coordination across all partners is often the difference in keeping the vehicles on the road.
Know Your Numbers! Week 2021 is taking place from 6-12 September. Due to social distancing measures there won't be free pressure checks in our community Pressure Stations again this year, but we will still encourage the whole of the UK to Know Their Numbers! We want to make this the year focussed on home monitoring and we need your help to spread the word in your community.
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