Reminder to regularly check for signs of breast cancer

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, local health chiefs at NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are encouraging women to familiarise themselves with the symptoms of breast cancer and to be aware of how to check themselves for these symptoms.

Spread the word this Sunday on Osteoporosis

Few people in the UK really understand what osteoporosis is. Even fewer understand the impact it has on real lives. So, this Sunday 20 October is World Osteoporosis Day where everyone is being urged to work together to raise awareness among our society and reduce the number of people whose days are destroyed by this debilitating condition.

Thousands urged to protect their health before deadly flu virus hits

Over 70,000 patients in Sandwell and West Birmingham put their health at risk last winter by not having their flu jab,

Speak up this World Mental Health Day

In conjunction with World Mental Health Day on 10 October, health bosses in Sandwell and West Birmingham are encouraging people to look after themselves and open up about any issues they may be dealing with.

Sandwell and West Birmingham supports ‘Every Mind Matters’, the first national NHS mental health campaign

We don’t need to wait until we are struggling with our mental health; there are lots of things we can do to protect ourselves and prevent problems escalating, just as we do with our physical health.

Spilt up with smoking this October

Join the thousands who are splitting up with smoking this October. Health bosses in Sandwell and West Birmingham are encouraging residents to take part in Stoptober, a month-long challenge to quit smoking.

Sandwell and West Birmingham residents encouraged to have their say on proposals to improve respiratory services

Sandwell and West Birmingham residents are being encouraged to help shape the future of respiratory services. NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Trust are running a listening exercise from 23 September 2019 and urging as many people as possible to complete an online or paper survey before the deadline of 18 October 2019.

Praise for personal health budgets as 180 benefit from scheme in Sandwell and West Birmingham

Personal health budgets are giving 180 people in Sandwell and West Birmingham more control over the care and support they receive.

Take care of your health down under – and we don’t mean Australia

Half of the population will be hit with a problem down under in their life, yet the topic of urology health is often one many people are embarrassed to talk about. So, we are encouraging residents to take care of their urology health ahead of Urology Awareness Month.