Last chance to share your views on proposed changes to variety of health treatment policies across Sandwell and West Birmingham

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There is just over a week left to have your say and share your views on proposed changes to a variety of health treatment policies across Sandwell and West Birmingham.

NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is reviewing 21 health policies including, for example, those relating to musculoskeletal treatments, breast implant revision surgery, assisted cough machines, acupuncture, treatment for port wine stain (birthmark), treatment for ear wax and treatment for snoring and wants to hear local views.

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

In July 2017, NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG began working with clinicians and key stakeholders to discuss and assess the evidence and current clinical guidance relating to 21 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.  

The CCG has held a number of public engagement events across Sandwell and West Birmingham, where we have listened to local people to ensure their views influence and help shape the proposed changes. At the events, patients were given opportunities to discuss and feedback on all the proposed policy changes. 

The remaining public engagement events 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 18 June

10am – 12pm

The Saffron Centre, 256 Moseley Road, Highgate, Birmingham, B12 0BS

Monday 18 June

4pm – 6pm

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

Tuesday 19 June

2pm – 4pm

Room 1, Education Centre, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Bordesley Green East Birmingham B9 5SS [focus on Muscular dystrophy]

Wednesday 20 June

1pm – 3pm

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

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

The survey will close on Friday 22 June 2018. 

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

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

Find out more on the CCG website: