Patients and the public are invited to the next Governing Body meeting in public of NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The meeting takes place on Wednesday 5 September 2018 from 1.45pm – 4.00pm in The Board Room, 2F Kingston House, West Bromwich B70 9LD.
The Governing Body meets monthly in public to discuss its progress as a CCG and provide an opportunity for local people to see how health services are developing and improving for the benefit of patients.
The CCG has now published its annual report for 2017/18. The report highlights how the CCG has been making steps forward in innovative schemes such as the Primary Care Commissioning Framework (PCCF) which has heralded a step-change in local health. The Annual Report is available to read or download at https://sandwellandwestbhamccg.nhs.uk/publications
Dr Nick Harding, Chair of NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG, said:
“We look forward to welcoming patients and the public to our September meeting. These meetings are an ideal opportunity for local people to hear how we are working to transform patient care in Sandwell and West Birmingham through partnerships and innovation.
“It’s important that patients have a much greater say in their healthcare and there are a number of ways that they can do that. Most of our GP practices now have a Patient Participation Group (PPG) which allows patients to work with the practice to ensure services are meeting the needs of local patients.
“Patients Network Meetings are an open forum of local residents, patients and community groups with an interest in health. It is a place where you can learn more about how we manage resources on behalf of our population. These networks are organised by our Engagement Team. Representatives from each of the PPGs from local GP practices are actively involved in the Patient networks.
“We have also established Patient Summits, which give clinicians in localities access to a wider network of patients, their carers and organisations who advocate on their behalf.