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Local people invited to event to plan healthcare for the future

NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the organisation that commissions or buys health and care services, is looking at new ways of working that will improve the health and care for local people. 

As demand for services increases and people are living longer, often with lots of different conditions, the CCG needs to consider if there are different ways of doing things to provide quality care for everyone and with patient needs in mind.

Andy Williams, Accountable Officer at NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG said: “We are very keen to involve patients and carers in the development of our plans for health and care in Sandwell and West Birmingham. We want to ensure that the services we offer meet patient needs.”

Local NHS boss shortlisted for Inspirational Leader Award

Andy Williams, Accountable Officer for NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group, has been shortlisted for an award at the West Midlands Leadership Academy Recognition Awards 2016/17.Andy williams

The West Midlands Leadership Academy Recognition Awards are held yearly, and staff at the clinical commissioning group decided to nominate Andy for the Inspirational Leader Award for all the hard work and dedication he shows to his staff and other organisations.

Patients are encouraged to use online services offered by their GP

Patients living in Sandwell and West Birmingham areas can now benefit from GP online services which make it easier to book appointments and order repeat prescriptions.  NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is encouraging patients to use the online services, which are now available from the majority of GP practices in the area.

Many practices in Sandwell and West Birmingham offer GP online services; appointment booking, ordering of repeat prescription, and access to summary information in records.

Top Tips to stay well in cold weather

It is important that we all take extra precautions as colder weather sweeps across the area this week. Prolonged periods of cold weather can be dangerous, especially for the very young, very old or those with chronic diseases.

The Met Office has issued a Level 3 cold weather alert for the Sandwell & West Birmingham CCG area and is urging caution during the severe weather conditions which could mean temperatures of 2°C and/or widespread ice and heavy snow.


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