Think 111 (17.04.2021)
If you or your child has an urgent but non-life-threatening medical need, make sure you use NHS 111 first rather than going straight to A&E. If you do need urgent care, then NHS 111 can now book you in to be seen quickly and safely in A&E.
NHS 111 is also able to direct patients to or book an appointment at Urgent Treatment Centres, GP surgeries, pharmacies, emergency dental services and walk-in clinics.
Contacting NHS 111 first will also help the NHS to keep you safe by maintaining social distancing and ensure that you receive the right care in the right place, in a more timely and safe way. However, you should still dial 999 if you have a life-threatening illness or injury.
Just think 111 first. When you think you need A&E, contact NHS 111 by phone or online.
Watch Dr Zia Din talk about how the 111 First service works.
Staffordshire Warmer Homes - Can you benefit from this funding? (17.04.21)
Staffordshire are offering families who claim free school meals the chance to get free first-time central heating installed in their homes. We have a limited number of families who we can help, so applications will be assessed on a first come, first serve basis.
Families could get their home fully insulated, have a free first time central heating system and brand new boiler or air source heat pump fitted in their home.
This scheme is completelyfree of charge for eligible families. Funding for this scheme comes from central government grants..
Families will need to visit our page on the Staffordshire Weband choose the option they want installed in their home, and then make the application.
A member of the Staffordshire Warmer Homes team at E.ON will then be in contact to progress their application.
Please pass this information onto families at your school who you think could benefit.