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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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Maternal Mental Health Matters

Mental illness in pregnant and postnatal women often goes unrecognised, undiagnosed & untreated, yet more than one in ten mothers in the UK will develop a perinatal mental illness.

Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week, run by The Perinatal Mental Health Partnership (PMHP), is a week long campaign dedicated to talking about mental illness which occurs while women are pregnant or after childbirth.

During pregnancy and the year after birth women can be affected by a range of mental health problems, including depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, bipolar disorder, postpartum psychosis and post-traumatic stress disorder. These are collectively called perinatal mental illnesses.

Perinatal mental illness can be frightening, debilitating and isolating and can have a devastating impact on women and their families, at a very important time in their lives. These illnesses can make women very ill and in the most severe cases are life threatening: Suicide is one of the leading causes of maternal death in the UK.

There has been significant progress in knowledge and attitudes about tackling perinatal mental illness in recent years, and some areas of the UK have seen a growth in specialist services. NHS England is working to increase capacity and capability in specialist community and in-patient perinatal mental health services for women across England, backed by £365 million of investment.

This year, the theme is ‘Support For All’ and the campaign will be focusing on advocating for all families affected by Perinatal Mental Illness by helping them to access the information and help they require to enable recovery.

For further information visit http://bit.ly/2JEoM48

May Bank Holidays 2018 Pharmacy opening in Sandwell & West Birmingham

The NHS is reminding people in Sandwell & West Birmingham where they can access expert medical treatment during the May Bank Holidays (Monday 7 May and Monday 28 May 2018).

Patients have just one week left to vote for their GP Practice Patient Champion

Patients who are registered with a GP practice in Sandwell or West Birmingham have just one week left to vote in this year’s GP Stars of 2018 Awards.

The Patient Champion Award recognises a person or team at a GP practice who has involved patients and service users in decisions that impact on the practice, and ultimately made a real difference to the way the organisation engages with patients.

Black Country and West Birmingham STP announces new SRO

Dr Helen Hibbs, Accountable Officer at Wolverhampton CCG is taking over as Senior Responsible Officer for the Black Country and West Birmingham Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP).

Public welcome to attend Sandwell and West Birmingham health meeting

Patients and the public are invited to the next Governing Body Meeting of NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which takes place on Wednesday 2 May 2018 from 1.45PM – 4.00PM at The Board Room, 2F Kingston House, West Bromwich B70 9LD.

The Governing Body meets monthly to discuss its progress as a CCG and provide an opportunity for local people to see how health services are developing and improving for the benefit of patients.

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