News and Updates

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Edward Myers Unit (EMU) is a 14 bedded unit, delivering inpatient alcohol and drug detoxification services primarily for North Staffordshire & Stoke-On-Trent, but also receives patients from a wider geographical area, as part of North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust. EMU provide a planned programme of medically supervised evaluation, care, and treatment of mental and

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In conjunction with North Staffordshire GP Federation and Staffordshire Training Hub, approval has been sought to support an ‘International Doctor Recruitment’.  International recruitment of qualified GPs in Staffordshire is very small as the NHSE campaign had very limited success and funding has subsequently ceased. Therefore, in order to follow the sentiment of supporting international doctors

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One Health and Care logo

‘One Health and Care’ is a new integrated care record for individuals registered at Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent GP practices that brings data together from the different organisations involved in health and social care. Completely confidential and secure, it’s designed to help doctors, nurses and other registered health and social care professionals directly involved in your

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The Federation launched the first COVID-19 specific ‘Hot Clinic’ in the country at the end March 2020.  After two successful months of operation, we surveyed our member practices to get their feedback on whether they felt it had been a success and how we can continue to help them going forward.  Download the Hot Clinic

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Sky Team Visit

On 30th March 2020, we were pleased to receive a visit from the Sky News team who were doing a news piece on COVID-19 and how the NHS was gearing up to fight the virus.  They were particularly interested in visiting our new Hot Clinic and talking to members of our team about the impact

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Brighter Futures’ Community Outreach Vehicle has teamed up with the North Staffordshire GP Federation to provide a mobile healthcare service for rough sleepers. The aim of the service is to take support directly to the person sleeping rough. This will provide a safe, confidential space with no referrals – allowing access to vital services when

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Our unique Staffordshire Physician Associate Internship programme continues in the International spotlight. Our key findings from the evaluation of the Staffordshire Physician Associate Internship have been accepted for a poster presentation at the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare in Copenhagen in April 2020.  Dr Lizzie Cottrell, a local GP at Wolstanton Medical

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