Measles cases prompt MMR vaccination call across West Birmingham

MealesPeople in West Birmingham are being encouraged to check that they, their children and teenagers have had two doses of MMR vaccine following confirmation of cases of measles within Birmingham.

Stay Safe and Well in the Cold Weather

There is a 90 per cent probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions/heavy snow between 9am Monday 11 December and 9am Thursday 14 December in parts of England. Cold weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services.

Public warmly invited to hear how local health services are run in Sandwell and West Birmingham

Patients and the public are invited to the next Governing Body Meeting of NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which takes place on Wednesday 6 December from 1.45PM - 3.45PM at The Board Room, 2F Kingston House, West Bromwich, B70 9LD.

Innovative NHS scheme benefits thousands of people with hypertension in Sandwell and West Birmingham

An innovative NHS scheme in Sandwell and West Birmingham has helped to diagnose thousands of people with hypertension and ensure that they receive the treatment they need to manage their condition.

Your local maternity services need you!

Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group are asking for local mothers to get in touch to help shape maternity services!

Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group are asking for local mothers to get in touch to help shape maternity services

The Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) is a forum that gives mums and families a chance to sit down with midwives and other healthcare professionals to develop local trusts’ maternity services. The group is made of independent service users such as local mums, professionals and commissioners who want to hear your voice.

Detect and protect yourself against risk of stroke – Global AF Awareness Week 20-26 November

This week is Global AF (Atrial Fibrillation) Awareness Week (20-26th November) and we are urging people to get a regular pulse check to help detect and protect themselves from the risk of stroke.

Retired nurse is one of 7,000 people living in the West Midlands feeling the benefits of the new NHS diabetes prevention programme

Mrs Baldev Ahluwalia hi resMrs Baldev Ahluwalia, who lives in Sandwell, is just one of 7,485* people at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in the West Midlands.

But thanks to the NHS diabetes prevention programme, Mrs Ahluwalia has a new lease of life. Today, on World Diabetes Day, Mrs Ahluwalia wants to help raise awareness of the condition and how others at risk could avoid this life-threatening disease.

Embracing Self Care for Life

SCWposter 595x412Embracing Self Care for Life is the theme of Self Care Week, the annual initiative which aims to help you stay healthy for your whole life.

Self Care Week takes place 13 – 19 November and is run by the Self Care Forum. The Self Care Forum aims to further the reach of self care and embed it into everyday life. It promotes improved awareness of services such as local pharmacies for minor ailments and advice about medications; flu vaccinations and improved management of long term conditions such as respiratory and heart conditions.