NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), who buy health and care services on behalf of patients in the Sandwell and West Birmingham area, need to make some changes to urgent care services.
The Mayor of Sandwell, Dr Ann Jaron and our CCG are calling on thousands of patients to get vaccinated as flu cases continue to rise across the country. The rate of influenza like illness (ILI) has increased in recent weeks and is above threshold levels for the first time this flu season.
Over 115,000 people in Sandwell and West Birmingham remain at risk of flu this Christmas because they haven’t had their flu vaccination, new figures have revealed.
With Christmas and New Year fast approaching GPs across the Black Country and West Birmingham are reminding people to plan ahead by stocking up their medicine cabinets and ordering repeat prescriptions if needed.
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)
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.
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- Lung Health Checks event- 27th November, 12-4pm, New Square, West Bromwich
- Call for Sandwell and West Birmingham residents to take the pledge and keep antibiotics working
- Local people invited to launch of the Sandwell Better Lives Dementia Strategy
- Do you know the signs of Diabetes or if you are at risk?
- Taking 111 to the next level
- Enjoy Bonfire Night safely
- Men encouraged to start talking about mental health this November
- People in Sandwell and West Birmingham asked to ‘think pharmacy’
- Reminder to regularly check for signs of breast cancer
- Spread the word this Sunday on Osteoporosis