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Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG

Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group is a membership organisation involving 85 GP practices serving around 588,441 patients across the Sandwell and West Birmingham area. Find out more...

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Don't sneeze your way through National Picnic Week

Summer is a great time for family picnics during National Picnic Week (11-19 June) but they can be blighted by sneezing, runny eyes and itchy skin if there’s a hay fever sufferer in the family.

PPG Awareness Week 6-11 June

Head down to your local GP Practice to find out how they are celebrating PPG Awareness Week. The Practice may be treating you to a coffee morning or afternoon tea party.

As a Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) we are challenging practices to hold a coffee morning or afternoon tea during this week in order to promote the role and benefits of PPGs to patients, the public and health professionals, to create more understanding of the value of true patient participation in general practice. We are passionate about putting the patient at the heart of everything that we do, we are excited about this week and this will be a great opportunity to share our PPG Toolkit, which will support practices with the growth and development of their PPGs.

SWB CCG has partnered with Living Well Taking Control (LWTC) to offer individuals at risk of Type 2 diabetes a place on the new Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

In Birmingham, Sandwell and Solihull, people recruited on to the new programme tackling Type 2 diabetes will benefit from a partnership between Health Exchange CIC and Westbank Community Health and Care, collectively known as known as Living Well Taking Control LLP, to help them make healthier lifestyle choices and reduce their risk of developing the disease.

Health experts urge the public to stay safe in the sun

With the unpredictable mix of ‘British’ weather so far, it’s all too easy to forget that summer’s almost here.  But just because the sun isn’t shining it doesn’t mean that you’re safe from the sun’s harmful rays.  So, to tie in with Sun Awareness Week (9 – 16 May), NHS health experts are offering safety advice to the public to keep them safe in the sun.

Introduction of revalidation for nurses and midwives a ‘major success’

The introduction of revalidation for nurses and midwives has been a major success, with the majority of those due to renew their registration revalidating successfully.

Latest figures show 90.48% percent (14,362) of the 15,873 due to revalidate in April have successfully renewed their registration through revalidation and only 1,401 have left the register. This is in line with the number of registrants we would normally expect to leave the register in any given April.

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