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Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG

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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Young apprentices flourish at NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG

Four young apprentices are flourishing under a new apprenticeship scheme run by a local health group. NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) offers a yearlong scheme for local school leavers who want to begin a  career in the NHS or gain experience of working in a business administration role.  

Tohura Khanom, 18 from Walsall an apprentice in the Continuing Healthcare Team said, ‘Business administration is not what I expected at all. Working in this role has really made me look at the things differently; no day is ever the same!’

‘Working in the friendly atmosphere of the CCG has really helped me to become more confident. I have learnt so many new skills in such a short time.’

Local NHS on track for four prestigious national awards

NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been shortlisted for four prestigious national awards.

The CCG has been shortlisted for the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Value in Healthcare Awards, which showcase cutting edge innovations and best practice in improving cost-effective health care.

NHS in Birmingham set outs proposals for improvements in mental health day services

The NHS clinical commissioning groups in Birmingham have launched a twelve week public consultation on proposed changes to some of the mental health services they buy from third sector organisations.

The consultation will be gathering views from local people on a number of proposals. These include creating ‘recovery centres’ for people with serious mental illnesses, offering individuals support with their employment, education and training options, and accessing personal health budgets.

A single provider of services is also being proposed, which could be one organisation or a number of organisations working as a partnership. The aim of which is to ensure that individuals from across Birmingham receive the same high-quality mental health day services, regardless of where they live in the city.

For more information on the consultation and to find out how to have your say please click here.

Local NHS Chief Officer announced winner of Inspirational Leader Award

Andy Williams PhotoAndy Williams, Accountable Officer for NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), has been officially recognised for his hard work and commitment to staff development at the West Midlands Leadership Academy Recognition Awards, held yesterday 28 February at the Cube in Birmingham.

The West Midlands Leadership Academy Recognition Awards are a yearly event and are held to recognise great leadership at every level in the NHS.  They are to celebrate leaders at all levels and across all professions who have ultimately improved people’s health.  Staff at the clinical commissioning group decided to nominate Andy for the ‘Inspirational Leader Award’ for all the hard work and dedication he shows to his staff and other organisations.

Local health group appoints new clinical leads

NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the organisation that buys health and care services on behalf of local people, is delighted to announce the appointment of new clinical leads to ensure that doctors and nurses are involved in all aspects of the CCG’s work.

The CCG is keen to make sure that patients are at the heart of all of its plans for health and care services. Our local GPs talk to patients every day and listen to their concerns and they therefore have an excellent understanding of what services our local people need.


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