Response to GP at Hand Expansion

A spokesperson for NHS Birmingham and Solihull CCG and NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG said: “We are very fortunate and proud to have good and high-quality general practice across Birmingham and Solihull.

“However, we recognise that workforce is our biggest challenge and are working extremely hard with our colleagues in general practice to develop solutions to address this; embracing new technology and innovation will be a key part of this.

Take action against Child Trafficking in Sandwell and West Birmingham

Sandwell and West Birmingham residents are being urged to spot the signs of child trafficking. Our CCG is raising awareness of the warning signs and how residents can take action.

NHS helps medically qualified refugees build new lives in Sandwell and West Birmingham

The innovative work that is being done to support medically qualified refugees to make a key contribution to the local NHS is being highlighted during Refugee Week by NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group.  Refugee Week runs from 17 – 23 June and celebrates the contribution of refugees.

Local mum supports the launch of a new mental health service by sharing her experience of perinatal depression

Suzanne Henson, a 26-year-old mum from Wolverhampton, is supporting the launch of a new Specialist Perinatal Community Mental Health Service in the Black Country, by sharing her experience of perinatal depression.

Women urged to have a smear test as figures reveal over 48,000 not attending in Sandwell and West Birmingham

Over 48,000 women in Sandwell and West Birmingham are putting their lives at risk by not attending their smear test. NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group has issued the plea ahead of Cervical Screening Awareness Week, which takes place from 10-16 June.

Have a greater say on local health services

Patients in Sandwell and West Birmingham are being encouraged to have a greater say in how local health services are being run by joining a Patient Participation Group (PPG) at their local GP practice. PPGs are groups of active volunteer patients working in partnership with practice staff and GPs.

Getting Carers Connected in Sandwell and West Birmingham

We are encouraging carers, services and businesses in the community to come together during Carers Week to help ‘Getting Carers Connected’ and celebrate the vital contribution made by carers in Sandwell and West Birmingham.

Have your say on Non Obstetric Ultrasound Scan Services

We are holding a listening exercise to hear your views and experiences around Non Obstetric Ultrasound Scan Services (NOUS). You can have your say by completing the online survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SWBNOUS or by joining us at one of the public events below:

Tuesday 25th June, 2pm-5pm, Portway Lifestyle Centre, Newbury Lane, Oldbury, B69 1HE

Thursday 27th June, 6pm-9pm, YMCA 38 Carter's Green, West Bromwich, B70 9LG

Have your say on Minor Surgery Services

We are holding a listening exercise to hear your views and experiences around Minor Surgery Services. You can have your say by completing the online survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SWBMinorSurgery or by joining us at one of the public events below:

Tuesday 25th June, 2pm-5pm, Portway Lifestyle Centre, Newbury Lane, Oldbury, B69 1HE

Thursday 27th June, 6pm-9pm, YMCA 38 Carter's Green, West Bromwich, B70 9LG