People at risk need to take action on World Diabetes Day

People at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes are being encouraged by NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to make lifestyle changes from today on World Diabetes Day, which takes place on 14 November each year.

Sandwell students supported to raise awareness of abusive behaviour

Students at Sandwell College are being supported by NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG and Fixers to raise awareness about manipulative behaviours.

Jade Hall, 17, led the young people in their campaign to educate others on abusive behaviour. The campaign has been funded by NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG.

Sandwell and West Birmingham residents invited to hear how our health services are run

Patients and the public are invited to our November Governing Body meeting. The meeting takes place on Wednesday 7 November from 1.45pm – 4.00pm in The Board Room, 2F Kingston House, West Bromwich.

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.

Join the fight against antibiotic resistance!

Twitter pillWith the weather getting colder and winter illnesses starting to circulate, you may be tempted to use antibiotics in place of rest and over the counter remedies.  

Sharing isn’t always caring

Sharing can be caring, but not when it comes to germs, sparking calls from a local GP for youngsters to keep it clean this half term.

West Midlands campaign to stamp out modern slavery

Queens Sq Wolves 08102018Anti-Slavery Day, on Thursday 18th October, provides an opportunity to raise awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery.

Call for Mystery Shoppers to improve healthcare in Sandwell and West Birmingham

Sandwell and West Birmingham residents are being invited to become Mystery Shoppers as part of a new NHS initiative to improve the quality of healthcare in the area.

The Mystery Shoppers scheme has been launched by NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to help the CCG ensure that patients receive a good quality healthcare service supplied by local health providers.

Global Handwashing Day 2018: Clean hands - a recipe for health

Hand Washing Day logoOctober 15th is Global Handwashing Day! This year, the Global Handwashing Day theme focuses on the links between handwashing and food – including food hygiene and nutrition.

Patients benefit from 'Ask NHS' app

An innovative app continues to prove very popular with patients across the West Midlands who need advice on where to go and what to do if they have an urgent healthcare concern. With the free Ask NHS app, quickly and easily check symptoms 24/7, get trusted NHS health advice and find NHS services local to you. Kelly is just one of the many patients to have benefited.