Get the right care this August Bank Holiday in Sandwell and West Birmingham

Patients in Sandwell and West Birmingham are being urged to use choose the right medical services over the August Bank Holiday weekend and request repeat prescriptions in advance.

Help is at hand for young people awaiting exam results

With exam results just a few days away, stress levels are probably rising in many households. NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is reminding young people and their families that support is available.

Year-8 boys in Sandwell and West Birmingham given extra protection from cancer

Year-8 boys in Sandwell and West Birmingham will be given the HPV vaccine from September in further efforts to protect against the virus. The move has been welcomed by our CCG as there is strong evidence that shows the HPV vaccine can protect people from a virus that can trigger a wide range of cancers that affect both men and women.

260 screened for Latent TB to protect Sandwell and West Birmingham community

Two hundred and sixty 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. 20 people were tested positive at the event and are now receiving treatment with a course of antibiotics.

August Bank Holiday 2019 pharmacy opening in Sandwell and West Birmingham

The pharmacy opening hours for Sandwell and West Birmingham for the 2019 August bank holiday are available here:

Public Health England issues advice to people travelling to Egypt

Public Health England (PHE) is issuing advice to people travelling to Egypt after a number of people, including children, have returned with a serious illness caused by E. coli infection.

Hajj pilgrims urged to be aware of MERS-CoV advice

Public Health England (PHE) is reminding Hajj pilgrims to be aware of the risk of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the Middle East.

The risk of infection to UK residents travelling to the Middle East remains very low and PHE, NaTHNaC and the World Health Organization do not currently advise any travel restrictions to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) in relation to MERS-CoV.  

CCG Chair highlights Healthwatch Birmingham’s success in putting patients first

Dr Ian Sykes, Chair of NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG, has welcomed the 2018/19 annual report of Healthwatch Birmingham which highlights the organisation’s importance as a key strategic partner.

New Chair appointed at NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG

Dr Ian Sykes has been appointed the new Chair of NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Ian has spent all his working life as a GP in the Sandwell and West Birmingham area and has served on the CCG’s Governing Body for the last four years.