Fancy getting involved with your local NHS? Become a governor!

4:50pm Friday 10th May 2013

NOMINATIONS to become a governor for the Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are now open.

Getting on the treadmill for virtual walking challenge

3:08pm Monday 29th April 2013

Service users and staff are digging out their walking boots to take part in a virtual walking challenge covering 50 miles for National Walking Month.

Chance to meet your new NHS governor

10:29am Wednesday 10th April 2013

Governors from the Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust will be out and about over the next few weeks at a venue near you.

Penn Hospital's new ward names

4:31pm Tuesday 9th April 2013

Over 300 staff, service users and visitors put their judging talents to good use to vote on the new ward names for Penn Hospital during a month-long consultation.

Trust praises staff at awards ceremony

1:15pm Monday 8th April 2013

Staff and volunteers were praised for their hard work and dedication at the Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust awards ceremony hosted by the comedienne Mrs Barbara Nice of Phoenix Nights fame.

Just 15 cigarettes can lead to dangerous cancer tumours

2:35pm Wednesday 9th January 2013

The hidden dangers of smoking are being highlighted in a new hard-hitting Department of Health awareness campaign that tells smokers that just 15 cigarettes cause a mutation that can lead to cancerous tumours....

Gold Food Award for ‘Health County’ Salad and Juice Bar

11:51am Wednesday 24th October 2012

The ‘Health County’ Salad and Juice Bar based in Merry Hill Shopping Centre has been awarded a ‘Gold’ Dudley Food for Health award for providing healthier menu options and meeting high standards of food hygiene to the public.

Dudley smokers urged to take the 28 day Stoptober challenge

Halesowen News: Stoptober

5:21pm Monday 8th October 2012

As thousands of smokers across the country take up the opportunity to be part of a new 28 day challenge to quit, the Dudley Stop Smoking Service is urging local smokers to prepare for their Stoptober challenge with their help and support.

Awareness of oesophagogastric (gullet and stomach) cancer is low across the borough

1:02pm Wednesday 5th September 2012

A recent campaign, launched across Dudley borough, urged people to get clued up about the symptoms of two types of cancer which kill 10,000 people a year nationally - oesophageal and stomach cancer, together known as oesophagogastric cancer.

Local venues lead the way in welcoming breastfeeding mothers

11:31am Wednesday 5th September 2012

More than 145 venues in the borough have signed up to the ‘Dudley Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme’ ensuring breastfeeding mothers receive an especially warm welcome.

Free NHS health checks for over-40s

3:39pm Friday 10th August 2012

Everyone has some risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes or kidney disease. The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented, even if there is a history of them in the family.

Quitting is the best thing for you and your baby

3:36pm Friday 10th August 2012

The earlier pregnant mums stop smoking in pregnancy, the better, but stopping at any time will prevent many avoidable problems, with their baby’s growth and development benefitting enormously.

Stay safe in the sun

3:33pm Friday 10th August 2012

With the weather showing some promise of summer at last, Dudley Public Health is offering some practical advice on how to stay safe in the sun.

More than skin deep

3:27pm Friday 10th August 2012

NHS Dudley Public Health recently launched a new campaign to highlight the importance of cervical screening and encourage uptake of the free test in the borough.

Healthy Living Pharmacies launch in the borough

3:23pm Friday 10th August 2012

Eighteen pharmacies in the borough have signed up to a new initiative aimed at helping local people lead a healthier lifestyle.

Alcohol and its effects

3:13pm Friday 10th August 2012

Drinking may help you unwind and relax and can be enjoyable with friends and family. But, if you regularly drink more than the recommended limits for alcohol, you'll increase the chances of seriously damaging your health.




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