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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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Number of asthmatics being vaccinated against flu at dangerously low level

Not enough people with asthma are being vaccinated against the flu virus in the Black Country, despite being eligible for a free jab on the NHS.

Almost 200 screened for Latent TB to protect Sandwell and West Birmingham community

Almost 200 people were screened for Latent TB (tuberculosis) at Sandwell College as part of a campaign to protect the health of people living in Sandwell and West Birmingham.

Retired nurse is one of 7,000 people living in the West Midlands feeling the benefits of the new NHS diabetes prevention programme

Mrs Baldev Ahluwalia hi resMrs Baldev Ahluwalia, who lives in Sandwell, is just one of 7,485* people at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in the West Midlands.

But thanks to the NHS diabetes prevention programme, Mrs Ahluwalia has a new lease of life. Today, on World Diabetes Day, Mrs Ahluwalia wants to help raise awareness of the condition and how others at risk could avoid this life-threatening disease.

Protect your health in cold weather

As temperatures drop, it is important people keep warm and well. Cold weather can kill and lead to serious health problems, such as heart attacks, strokes or pneumonia – those who are 65 or over, or who have a chronic health condition, are particularly at risk.

Embracing Self Care for Life

SCWposter 595x412Embracing Self Care for Life is the theme of Self Care Week, the annual initiative which aims to help you stay healthy for your whole life.

Self Care Week takes place 13 – 19 November and is run by the Self Care Forum. The Self Care Forum aims to further the reach of self care and embed it into everyday life. It promotes improved awareness of services such as local pharmacies for minor ailments and advice about medications; flu vaccinations and improved management of long term conditions such as respiratory and heart conditions. 

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