Health leaders in Sandwell and West Birmingham are encouraging the public to choose their health services wisely over the Christmas period (24th December - 2nd January)
Students in the Black Country are being supported by NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG and Fixers to raise awareness about the dangers of knife crime.
Joe Holdsworth and his friends have made a video called Real Knives, Real Lives which was launched at a Youth Police Summit in Birmingham on 11 December 2018.
It concentrates on the peer pressures which makes a young man carry a knife - and the terrible grief his father feels after he is killed.
Pregnant women in Sandwell and West Birmingham are being encouraged to protect themselves and their unborn child by making sure they are vaccinated before the deadly flu virus starts spreading.
NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is urging local residents to spare a thought for others and look out for the elderly and the vulnerable this Christmas. The festive period is a time for celebration with family and friends, but for some Christmas can be a very lonely time.
Sandwell and West Birmingham residents are being urged not to leave it too late to order their repeat prescriptions this Christmas. NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is issuing the reminder so that people can have a healthy Christmas without being without vital medication.