Families encouraged to Stay Well this Whitsun holiday

With schools breaking up for the Whitsun holiday NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is reminding families of the health services available in the area.

Take dementia action

A rallying call is going out for people to take action this week to support those living with dementia in the Sandwell and West Birmingham community.

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

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. 

Don’t forget to have your say on same day access to health services

There are a few weeks left to have your say on same day access to services for minor illness or injuries in Sandwell and West Birmingham.

Exams can test our stress levels – watch out for the signs

It’s A-level exam time and GCSEs are looming, all creating potential stresses and strains on mental health and prompting a call from NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to keep an eye out for the signs.

Boost for mental health services for new and expectant mums in the Black Country

Perinatal mental health services in the Black Country are set to benefit from more than £1.2m of national funding.

Patients continue to shape the future of Cancer Services across Sandwell and West Birmingham

Patients are being asked to help develop options for the future of some cancer services in Sandwell and West Birmingham. An event in West Bromwich next week on Thursday 16 May will be the third of a series of co-production events designed to ensure patient views influence the Cancer Review that is underway.

Time to get Sun Smart in Sandwell and West Birmingham

A scorching Bank Holiday weekend has sparked calls from health experts to take care while enjoying the sunny weather. The message comes as Sun Awareness Week gets underway on Monday, May 14 until May 20.

NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group is reminding people of the importance of sun safety, and encouraging everyone to stay safe in the sun as temperatures increase.

Get the right treatment over the May Bank Holidays

Patients are being urged to be ready for the May bank holidays by planning ahead for repeat prescriptions and using the most appropriate NHS service if they need medical help or advice.