Patients in Sandwell and West Birmingham are being urged to use choose the right medical services over the August Bank Holiday weekend and request repeat prescriptions in advance.
With exam results just a few days away, stress levels are probably rising in many households. NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is reminding young people and their families that support is available.
Year-8 boys in Sandwell and West Birmingham will be given the HPV vaccine from September in further efforts to protect against the virus. The move has been welcomed by our CCG as there is strong evidence that shows the HPV vaccine can protect people from a virus that can trigger a wide range of cancers that affect both men and women.
Two hundred and sixty people were screened for Latent TB (tuberculosis) at Sandwell College as part of a campaign to protect the health of people living in Sandwell and West Birmingham. 20 people were tested positive at the event and are now receiving treatment with a course of antibiotics.
The pharmacy opening hours for Sandwell and West Birmingham for the 2019 August bank holiday are available here: