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August Bank Holiday local pharmacy opening times

Published: August 21, 2017

The NHS is reminding people in Birmingham and Solihull where they can access expert medical treatment during the August bank holiday (28 August 2017). Patients can save time in the waiting room by visiting their pharmacist for quick, confidential advice on a range of common illnesses. Pharmacy opening hours in Birmingham and Solihull over the […]

Trust is one of top in West Midlands for patient research opportunities

Published: December 18, 2017

Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT) has been named as one of the leading West Midlands trusts for the total number of clinical research studies undertaken. According to figures published in August by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), HEFT is second only to University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) but ahead of the rest […]

Membership – how you can join our Trust

Published: August 17, 2017

Animation launched by hospital trust to convey vital back pain advice

Published: August 3, 2017

Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust has launched an innovative new tool to communicate vital advice which is hoped will help sufferers of back pain and reduce the need for hospital treatment. The Trust, which runs Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals as well as community services in Solihull, has developed an animated video which […]

Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection report

Published: August 2, 2017

Following the CQC inspection undertaken of our hospitals and community services in October 2016, the regulator’s resulting report has been published. An overall Trust rating is not included in the new published report as it was a focussed inspection, therefore the 2014 rating of ‘requiring improvement’ remains. However, the CQC have acknowledged that significant positive […]

Change in provider for some Solihull community services

Published: July 26, 2017

From Friday 1 September, some of the Solihull community services for 0 – 19-year-olds that are currently provided by Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT) will be transferring to South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust (SWFT) on 1st September 2017. These services are: Health Visiting Family Nurse Partnership Infant Feeding Generic School Nursing services  What […]

Developments in radiology are the focus of health talk at Good Hope Hospital

Published: July 11, 2017

Technological advances in the field of radiology, which are currently benefitting patients at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust hospitals, are the focus of a health talk at Good Hope Hospital in July. Radiology is a rapidly evolving area of medicine and patients at Good Hope, Heartlands and Solihull hospitals are now benefitting from state-of-the-art […]

Alternatives to A&E this summer

Published: July 10, 2017

To stop you waiting this summer and to ensure you get the care you need as quickly as possible, consider the alternative health care services available to you. For instance walk-in centres have a whole host of GPs and nurses ready and waiting to see you. You can be seen, treated, prescribed and home within […]

Metal on metal hip replacement alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

Published: June 30, 2017

Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT) is aware of the safety alert issued today by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency regarding patients who have been fitted with a ‘metal on metal’ hip device. HEFT stopped fitting ‘metal on metal’ hips in 2012 following concerns raised about the device. They recalled all 250 […]

Ed’s story the highlight of inspiring conference recognising work of carers

Published: June 29, 2017

An emotional and inspirational talk by the wife of a well-loved local broadcasting legend on his battle with dementia was the highlight of a conference in Solihull which aimed to recognise the importance of carers. The third annual Recognising the Carer event, held by Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust at the Renewal Centre in […]

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