The innovative work that is being done to support medically qualified refugees to make a key contribution to the local NHS is being highlighted during Refugee Week by NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group. Refugee Week runs from 17 – 23 June and celebrates the contribution of refugees.
Suzanne Henson, a 26-year-old mum from Wolverhampton, is supporting the launch of a new Specialist Perinatal Community Mental Health Service in the Black Country, by sharing her experience of perinatal depression.
Over 48,000 women in Sandwell and West Birmingham are putting their lives at risk by not attending their smear test. NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group has issued the plea ahead of Cervical Screening Awareness Week, which takes place from 10-16 June.
Patients in Sandwell and West Birmingham are being encouraged to have a greater say in how local health services are being run by joining a Patient Participation Group (PPG) at their local GP practice. PPGs are groups of active volunteer patients working in partnership with practice staff and GPs.
We are encouraging carers, services and businesses in the community to come together during Carers Week to help ‘Getting Carers Connected’ and celebrate the vital contribution made by carers in Sandwell and West Birmingham.