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Good Hope Hospital

Good Hope Hospital campaigners demand closure answers

Campaigners from the Save Local Services at Good Hope met with councillors and concerned residents over alleged plans to close trauma services and move it to Heartlands

The hospital chief who came in from the cold

Sarah Jane Marsh, CEO of Birmingham Children's Hospital, and (inset) husband NHS boss Sir David Nicholson
She was the youngest ever NHS hospital chief executive when appointed. Alison Stacey finds out why Birmingham Children's Hospital boss Sarah-Jane Marsh turned down the chance of becoming a spy to get into the business of saving lives.

Birmingham GP claims low morale forcing doctors to quit

Dr Bob Morley, executive secretary of Birmingham Local Medical Committee
Dr Bob Morley spoke after new research from the British Medical Association suggested work pressures had caused more than half of GPs to consider retiring early

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Good Hope Hospital

Good Hope Hospital campaigners demand closure answers

Campaigners from the Save Local Services at Good Hope met with councillors and concerned residents over alleged plans to close trauma services and move it to Heartlands

Sarah Jane Marsh, CEO of Birmingham Children's Hospital, and (inset) husband NHS boss Sir David Nicholson

The hospital chief who came in from the cold

She was the youngest ever NHS hospital chief executive when appointed. Alison Stacey finds out why Birmingham Children's Hospital boss Sarah-Jane Marsh turned down the chance of becoming a spy to get into the business of saving lives.

Dr Bob Morley, executive secretary of Birmingham Local Medical Committee

Birmingham GP claims low morale forcing doctors to quit

Dr Bob Morley spoke after new research from the British Medical Association suggested work pressures had caused more than half of GPs to consider retiring early

More than 17 per cent of pregnant women in Wolverhampton were still smoking during the last three months of last year

Pregnant smokers still risking harm to babies

In some parts of the region almost one in five expectant mothers are continuing to puff away throughout pregnancy

Warren Brewer and Beth Warren in 2008.

Birmingham widow can keep dead husband's sperm after fertilisation regulator says it won't appeal against High Court ruling

Delighted Beth Warren says: "I can move on with my life now."

Beth Warren outside the High Court after the judge ruled in her favour

Birmingham widow Beth Warren wins legal battle to preserve husband's sperm

High Court judge backs woman's challenge to storage time limit imposed by fertility regulator

Syringe

Concerns over Birmingham's MMR uptake

Fears over the MMR jab have been blamed for the city and Black Country having the third worst level of take up in the country – sparking fears of a “mini epidemic”

Jeremy Hunt has agreed to proposals to dissolve Stafford Hospital

Stafford Hospital campaigners vow to fight on to keep key services

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt agrees to proposal to dissolve Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

One in seven patients failed to get an appointment with their GP in central and south Birmingham

Overstretched Birmingham GPs turning away patients

Figures show that 14 per cent of patients who tried to get an appointment in the central and south Birmingham last year were unable to see a GP on the day they wanted.

Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield and Solihull Hospital

Anger after Good Hope Hospital meeting cancelled

Health chiefs recently announced the talks would take place on March 20, giving locals the chance to have their say on any service closures or shake-up

The South Birmingham Walk-in Centre in Selly Oak.

Health bosses deny Birmingham walk-in centre closure is 'just about money'

NHS bosses met with local residents and MP Steve McCabe to discuss the future of the Katie Road walk-in centre in Selly Oak

Ruth Ward, acting head of Care at Zoe’s Place and Muna Chauhan - corporate fundraising manager.

Funding gap is leaving children waiting for help

A baby hospice set up to care for severely sick children is being forced to reduce its opening hours and close off vital rooms due to a funding shortage. Mary Griffin reports

Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield and Solihull Hospital

A&Es facing worst year in a decade says shadow health secretary

Speaking at the Unite Union office on Broad Street, Mr Burnham accused David Cameron of “supreme arrogance” after the Government’s huge reorganisation of the NHS through the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

Rich Smith who had a liver transplant 21 years ago.

I’m living life to the full to justify decision of my donor’s family

Chartered surveyor Rich Smith tells Zoe Chamberlain about the incredible outcome of his liver transplant - and why the operation changed his outlook forever.

NHS Doctor

MP slams plan to hand private medical data to drug and insurance firms

MP Roger Godsiff has attacked plans to hand the private medical data of millions of NHS patients to drug companies and insurance firms in a scheme called  care.data.

Healthy eating

Rise in eating disorders in Birmingham

Shocking statistics show an increase of eight per cent in admissions due to the problems in the last 12 months, with some patients aged just five years old

Prof Jo Bradwell

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014: No.=26 - Prof Jo Bradwell (£120m)

Prof Bradwell founded Birmingham-based medical diagnostics company Binding Site in 1983.

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014: No.39 - Christopher Taylor and family (£81m)

Warwick-based Dudley Taylor Pharmacies is a £30 million company with branches stretching from Cornwall to South Yorkshire.

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014: No.43 - Andrew and Linda Leaver and family (£75m)

When Burton-on-Trent based pharmaceutical company Clinigen was floated on the AIM market it was hailed as one of the best stock market launches of the year.

Nitin Sodha

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014: No.=47 - The Sodha Brothers (£50m)

The Sodha brothers company, Lexon, delivers drugs to more than 1,200 independent pharmacies and major groups across the UK.

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Tim Burgess, singer from The Charlatans, knitting for the Million Stitch Blanket project in Digbeth

Bill Drummond in Birmingham: Knitting our way to a Million Stitch Blanket for the city

Birmingham man Andy Hales caught a Great White shark weighing almost two tonnes

Jaw dropping... 'largest' shark ever reeled in

University of Birmingham student accused of assault has case against him dismissed

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