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Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group is a membership organisation involving 84 GP practices serving around 575,700 patients across the Sandwell and West Birmingham area. Find out more...

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Dr Majeed, Bloomsbury Health Centre, 63 Rupert Street, B7 5BT: Consultation and Decision

Decision

After careful consideration, the decision has been made by the Primary Care Co Commissioning Committee to disperse the practice list at Dr Majeed, Bloomsbury Health Centre.

The decision follows feedback and analysis of the consultation held Monday 26 August 2019 to Monday 23 September 2019 with registered patients and neighbouring providers of Dr Majeed’s practice

Five Ways Health Centre, Ladywood Middleway, Ladywood, Birmingham, B16 8HA: Consultation and decision

Decision 

After careful consideration, the decision has been made by the Primary Care Co Commissioning Committee to disperse the practice list at Five Ways Health Centre.

The decision follows feedback and analysis of the consultation held Monday 21October 2019 to Friday 15November 2019 with registered patients and neighbouring providers of Five Ways Health Centre

Mayor of Sandwell issues flu warning as cases continue to rise

The Mayor of Sandwell, Dr Ann Jaron and NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are calling on thousands of patients to get vaccinated as flu cases continue to rise across the country. The rate of influenza like illness (ILI) has increased in recent weeks and is above threshold levels for the first time this flu season*.

Nearly 30,000 people in Sandwell and West Birmingham remain at risk of flu this Christmas because they haven’t had their flu vaccination, new figures have revealed. Statistics show up to 31 October 2019, nearly 30,000 people within the at-risk groups in Sandwell and West Birmingham have not taken up the offer of the free flu vaccination.

Studies have proven the vaccine will help prevent flu in patients and reduce the length and strength of flu if caught. Flu viruses change every year so people need to update their vaccination each year to match the new virus.

Dr Ann Jaron, Mayor of Sandwell, said:

“I would urge anybody who is eligible to come and get your free flu jab, you just need to either ask at your place of work, your GP surgery, or your Pharmacy. If you are in a high-risk group, let your GP practice know when you have had your flu jab as your GP has the responsibility for checking that you have had it.”

Dr Ian Sykes, Chair of NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG, said:

It’s important that everyone who is eligible for the flu vaccine contacts their local GP practice or Pharmacy so they can be protected as soon as possible. Last year thousands of people in Sandwell and West Birmingham took unnecessary risks with their lives by not taking the steps to protect themselves. Flu is a serious, sometimes even life-threatening illness, which people can catch easily when it is circulating.”

Many people worry that the vaccine can give them the flu, but this isn’t possible as there is no live influenza virus in the vaccine. The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk. This is to help protect them against catching flu and developing serious complications.

People should have the flu vaccine if they are:

  • 65 years old or over  
  • pregnant
  • have certain medical conditions
  • are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
  • receive a carer's allowance, or are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if taken ill.

The Mayor of Sandwell, Dr Ann Jaron and our CCG are calling on thousands of patients to get vaccinated as flu cases continue to rise across the country. The rate of influenza like illness (ILI) has increased in recent weeks and is above threshold levels for the first time this flu season.

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