Sharing isn’t always caring

Sharing can be caring, but not when it comes to germs, sparking calls from a local GP for youngsters to keep it clean this half term.

West Midlands campaign to stamp out modern slavery

Queens Sq Wolves 08102018Anti-Slavery Day, on Thursday 18th October, provides an opportunity to raise awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery.

Call for Mystery Shoppers to improve healthcare in Sandwell and West Birmingham

Sandwell and West Birmingham residents are being invited to become Mystery Shoppers as part of a new NHS initiative to improve the quality of healthcare in the area.

The Mystery Shoppers scheme has been launched by NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to help the CCG ensure that patients receive a good quality healthcare service supplied by local health providers.

Global Handwashing Day 2018: Clean hands - a recipe for health

Hand Washing Day logoOctober 15th is Global Handwashing Day! This year, the Global Handwashing Day theme focuses on the links between handwashing and food – including food hygiene and nutrition.

Patients benefit from 'Ask NHS' app

An innovative app continues to prove 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. With the free Ask NHS app, quickly and easily check symptoms 24/7, get trusted NHS health advice and find NHS services local to you. Kelly is just one of the many patients to have benefited.

Take steps to improve your mental health

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Taking regular exercise can not only help improve physical health, but also have a huge impact on mental health according to research which suggests exercising three times a week can reduce the risk of depression by a third.

This Wednesday (October 10) is World Mental Health Day and marks the start of a new promotion from Public Health England called Every Mind Matters, getting everyone to recognise they have mental health, just as they have physical health.

Children & Young People Workshop 3 - Education

NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG (SWBCCG) and Sandwell Council are currently carrying out several conversations on how we deliver better outcomes for Sandwell Children and Young People. After two successful workshops in July and October 2018 we are now hosting workshop 3. To book your place click here

Black Country and West Birmingham Maternity System Conference 2018

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The second Black Country and West Birmingham Local Maternity System Conference will take place on Monday 22 October 2018 from 9.30am to 2.30pm at Walsall Football Club, Stadium Suite, Banks's Stadium, Bescot Crescent, Walsall, WS1 4SA.To book your place visit https://bit.ly/2P7sYwh 

Keynote speakers include:

  • Toby Lewis, Chair, Black Country and West Birmingham Local Maternity System
  • Sally Roberts, Chief Nurse, Black Country and West Birmingham Local Maternity System
  • Dr Tilly Pillay, Neonatologist, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Smokers challenged to join thousands who quit for Stoptober

501080 PHE OY Stoptober2018 Facebook Post WillYouSmokers in Sandwell and West Birmingham are being encouraged to join the thousands of quitters who will be taking up the national 2018 Stoptober challenge. Research shows that stopping smoking for 28 days means that smokers are five times more likely to stop for good.