3 May 2019
Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar when members of the Muslim community devote themselves to their faith and fast from sunrise to sunset, starts on Sunday 5 May.
Lasting until Tuesday 4 June, the Ramadan fasting period is obligatory for almost all those from the Muslim faith. Although certain groups are exempt for health and other reasons, some people with diabetes are keen to observe the fast, although the long daylight hours in the UK at this time of the year makes it a challenging time, even for those without medical conditions.
Find out when your local pharmacy will be open over the May bank holidays, Monday 6th and Monday 27th May 2019.
Patients and the public are invited to our May Governing Body meeting, which takes place on Wednesday 1 May from 1.45pm – 4.00pm at the Board Room, 2F Kingston House, West Bromwich B70 9LD.
The Governing Body meets monthly to discuss its progress as a CCG and provide an opportunity for local people to see how health services are developing and improving for the benefit of patients.
Sandwell and West Birmingham parents and their families are being reminded of the importance of vaccinations ahead of European Immunisation Week, which takes place from 24-30 April.