Save a wasted journey to A&E and treat yourself at home for sprains and strains

They are extremely common injuries that happen to everyone and accounted for nearly 1.5 million people attending Accident and Emergency in the UK in 2015/16*. But what is the difference between a sprain and a strain, how serious are they and is A&E the right place to go?

Families help shape future of local maternity care

Local women and their families are invited to find out how their feedback is helping shape maternity services in the Black Country at a 'You Said, We Did' event on Wednesday 26 September.

Over the last year, NHS organisations have held a series of listening workshops and talked to more than 200 women and families about their experience of maternity services in the Black Country.

Partnerships and innovation to be showcased at our Annual General Meeting

Patients and the public are being given the chance to get an insight into what is involved in managing a multi-million pound budget in commissioning health care services for more than half a million people.

Exam results: Keep calm and communicate

With exam results just a few days away, stress levels are probably rising in many households. NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group is reminding students and their families that support is available.

August Bank Holiday 2018 pharmacy opening in Sandwell and West Birmingham

Please see below for August Bank Holiday Pharmacy opening in Sandwell and West Birmingham:

A&E shouldn’t be one of your holiday tourist attractions

If you’re going on holiday in the UK this summer, A&E shouldn’t be one of your tourist attractions. Remember, you can visit any local pharmacy or call NHS 111 for health advice and concerns. 500923 PHE StayWell Pharmacy Facebook Post 1200x630 AW 2 a

Governing Body Meeting

The next Governing Body meeting in public of NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The meeting takes place on Wednesday 1 August 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.

Stay safe in the sun as heatwave continues in Sandwell and West Birmingham

The Met Office has issued a level 3 warning for heatwave conditions until Friday 27 July. The very warm, locally hot, conditions are set to continue through the period, but especially in the middle of the week. The highest temperatures are likely to occur on Wednesday in parts the West Midlands.

The right tonic for a healthy school holidays!

Diarrhoea, sunburn and accidents are all lurking, ready to scupper a perfect summer school holidays, but help is hand with some top healthy tips to survive the break.