Patients asked to share their views on proposed changes to variety of health treatment policies across Sandwell and West Birmingham

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Patients and the public are being asked to share their views on proposed change to a variety of health treatment policies in Sandwell and West Birmingham. These include, for example, those relating to musculoskeletal treatments, assisted conception, breast implant revision surgery, assisted cough machines, acupuncture, treatment for port wine stain (birthmark), treatment for ear wax and treatment for snoring. 

In July 2017, Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) began working with clinicians and key stakeholders to discuss and assess the evidence and current clinical guidance relating to 22 treatments and procedures. As a result draft policies have been developed and we are now seeking the views of patients and the public across the local area on the proposed changes to these policies that we are reviewing.

To see the full list of policies, and the rationale for proposed changes please visit:

We are holding a series of public engagement events and also targeted events to speak to local people to ensure patient views influence and help shape the proposed changes. At the events, patients will be invited to discuss and feedback on all the proposed policy changes.

We want to hear from as many people as possible, if you are unable to attend any of the events listed below, you can complete the questionnaire at:

You can feedback views on as many or as few policies as you wish.

Hard copies of the questionnaire are also available on request by calling: 0121 6110 611. The questionnaire closes on Friday 22 June.

Engagement events will be taking place in the following locations. To book your place, please click on the Eventbrite link. Book early to reserve your space. Events with no booking link are open to anyone who wishes to attend.




Monday 21 May

5pm – 7pm

North Solihull Sports Centre, Conway Road, Birmingham, B37 5LA

Friday 25 May

10am-12 noon

Bartholomew House, 142 Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 9PA

Wednesday 30 May

1pm- 3pm

Brushstrokes Community Centre, St Philips Parish Centre, Messenger Road, Smethwick, B66 3DU

Thursday 31 May

4pm – 6pm

Erdington Leisure Centre, Orphanage Road, Birmingham, B24 9HU

Wednesday 6 June

10am- 12 noon

Washwood Heath Health and Wellbeing Centre, 65 Clodeshall Road, Birmingham, B8 3BJ

Thursday 7 June

4pm – 6pm

Stechford Cascades Leisure Centre, Station Road, Birmingham, B33 8QN

Monday 11 June

10am- 12 noon

YMCA, 38 Carters Green, West Bromwich, B70 9LG

Thursday 14 June

10am – 12pm

YMCA, 38 Carter's Green, West Bromwich B70 9LG [the discussions on this date will focus on assisted conception]

Tuesday 19 June

4pm – 6pm

Smethwick Swimming Centre, Sandwell Leisure Trust, Thimblemill Road, Smethwick, B67 5QT

Wednesday 20 June

1pm – 3pm

Friars Gate, 1011 Stratford Rd, Shirley, Solihull B90 4BN

Thursday 21 June

1pm – 3pm

Edgbaston Community Centre, 40 Woodview Dr, Birmingham B15 2HU [the discussions on this date will focus on assisted conception]

Monday 25 June

4pm – 6pm

West Bromwich Leisure Centre, West Bromwich, B70 7AZ


We highly value your feedback and input and we look forward to hearing your views.