Bowel cancer screening will save lives in Sandwell and West Birmingham

Bowel cancer symptomsThe majority of over 60s in Sandwell and West Birmingham are turning their back on potentially life-saving free bowel cancer screening, despite the fact that nine out of ten people survive bowel cancer if it is detected early.

It’s Bowel Cancer Awareness month, and NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is urging patients not to skip their bowel cancer tests.

Local patients using innovative NHS app to get advice on healthcare

An innovative app is proving very popular with patients across the West Midlands who need advice on where to go and what to do if they have an urgent healthcare concern.

Pioneering NHS scheme is a life saver for people with diabetes

A pioneering NHS scheme is helping to save the lives of people with diabetes in Sandwell and West Birmingham. The news comes ahead of Diabetes Prevention Week which runs from 16-22 April 2018.

Patients invited to nominate their healthcare heroes in General Practice Stars of 2018 awards

NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group has launched its General Practice Stars of 2018 awards. These awards, being run for the second time this year, aim to showcase and celebrate the hard work and staff commitment that goes into delivering excellent patient care in general practice.

All set for Easter?

easter 3123834 1280Remember to get repeat prescription orders in to ensure you have the right medicines to see you through the Easter bank holiday weekend. 

Guide to local NHS services available over Easter Bank Holiday

People living in Sandwell and West Birmingham are being urged to use NHS services wisely and ensure they choose the right service for their illness or injury over the Easter bank holiday weekend.

Have your say on plans to tackle anti-social behaviour in West Bromwich town centre

Residents, businesses and visitors are urged to have their say on new proposals to prevent and tackle anti-social behaviour in West Bromwich town centre.

Following concerns raised by local people, Sandwell Council is looking to introduce a public spaces protection order, also known as a PSPO.

Local people invited to have their say on the future of some cancer services

Patients are being asked to help develop options for the future of some cancer services in Sandwell and West Birmingham. An event in West Bromwich next week will be the first of a series of listening activities designed to ensure patient views influence the Cancer Review that is underway.

Easter 2018 pharmacy opening hours

Please see below the pharmacy opening hours over the Easter 2018 period.