Call for Sandwell and West Birmingham residents to take the pledge and keep antibiotics working

Sandwell and West Birmingham residents are being urged to make a pledge to become an Antibiotic Guardian and play their part in ensuring that life-saving medicines can remain effective for longer. Everyone can take the pledge at https://antibioticguardian.com/

Local people invited to launch of the Sandwell Better Lives Dementia Strategy

For the last few months Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG has been working with Sandwell Council and the Dementia Action Alliance, to develop a joint strategy for Sandwell, that describes how we plan to improve dementia services and other support for our local population.

Do you know the signs of Diabetes or if you are at risk?

This World Diabetes Day (14 November), NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are urging local residents to become familiar with the warning signs of Diabetes to try and spot the condition sooner.

Taking 111 to the next level

Plans that will eventually see the full integration of the 999 and 111 services in the West Midlands (except Staffordshire) have taken an important step forward with the 111 service transferring to West Midlands Ambulance Service.

The change, which took place yesterday at noon, is the first step of a process that will lead to significant improvements for patient care through fully integrating NHS urgent and emergency care services.

Enjoy Bonfire Night safely

Make sure to enjoy your Bonfire Night celebrations safely – that’s the message from local health leaders in Sandwell and West Birmingham

On the 5th of November, many of us will be celebrating Bonfire Night with fireworks, sparklers and of course, bonfires. But whilst enjoying the festivities, it’s important to take steps to avoid any accidents and injuries.

Men encouraged to start talking about mental health this November

November is Men’s Health Month in the UK, and is an opportunity for people to discuss health issues that affect men across the country.

People in Sandwell and West Birmingham asked to ‘think pharmacy’

This autumn and winter, including October half term, health leaders from Sandwell and West Birmingham are encouraging people to visit their local community pharmacy for helpful health advice.

Reminder to regularly check for signs of breast cancer

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, local health chiefs at NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are encouraging women to familiarise themselves with the symptoms of breast cancer and to be aware of how to check themselves for these symptoms.