Christmas and New Year pharmacy opening hours across Sandwell and West Birmingham

Health leaders in Sandwell and West Birmingham are encouraging the public to choose their health services wisely over the Christmas period (24th December - 2nd January)

Extended Access to GP Appointments in the Black Country and West Birmingham

People across the Black Country and West Birmingham who need to see a doctor after work, at weekends or Bank Holidays can access extended GP opening hours.

Lung Health Checks event- 27th November, 12-4pm, New Square, West Bromwich

The perfect opportunity to walk inside the mega lungs and understand how lungs work and how they can be affected. 

Call for Sandwell and West Birmingham residents to take the pledge and keep antibiotics working

Sandwell and West Birmingham residents are being urged to make a pledge to become an Antibiotic Guardian and play their part in ensuring that life-saving medicines can remain effective for longer. Everyone can take the pledge at

Local people invited to launch of the Sandwell Better Lives Dementia Strategy

For the last few months Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG has been working with Sandwell Council and the Dementia Action Alliance, to develop a joint strategy for Sandwell, that describes how we plan to improve dementia services and other support for our local population.

Do you know the signs of Diabetes or if you are at risk?

This World Diabetes Day (14 November), NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are urging local residents to become familiar with the warning signs of Diabetes to try and spot the condition sooner.

Taking 111 to the next level

Plans that will eventually see the full integration of the 999 and 111 services in the West Midlands (except Staffordshire) have taken an important step forward with the 111 service transferring to West Midlands Ambulance Service.

The change, which took place yesterday at noon, is the first step of a process that will lead to significant improvements for patient care through fully integrating NHS urgent and emergency care services.

Enjoy Bonfire Night safely

Make sure to enjoy your Bonfire Night celebrations safely – that’s the message from local health leaders in Sandwell and West Birmingham

On the 5th of November, many of us will be celebrating Bonfire Night with fireworks, sparklers and of course, bonfires. But whilst enjoying the festivities, it’s important to take steps to avoid any accidents and injuries.