Be mindful this Mental Health awareness week

NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is supporting mental health awareness week which takes place 16-22 May, the theme of which is relationships.

Cancers Education Event - 23rd May 2016

Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG is hosting a Cancers Education Event  aimed at GPs, Practice Nurses and other appropriate clinical staff who would like to attend. We would be delighted if you were able to join us on:

Date: Monday 23 May 2016

Time: 10.00am-16.00pm

Venue: West Bromwich Albion Football Club, The Hawthorns, Birmingham Road, West Bromwich, B71 4LF

SWB CCG has partnered with Living Well Taking Control (LWTC) to offer individuals at risk of Type 2 diabetes a place on the new Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

In Birmingham, Sandwell and Solihull, people recruited on to the new programme tackling Type 2 diabetes will benefit from a partnership between Health Exchange CIC and Westbank Community Health and Care, collectively known as known as Living Well Taking Control LLP, to help them make healthier lifestyle choices and reduce their risk of developing the disease.

Local Careers Forum

On the 17 May 2016 Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG will be holding a Careers Forum for anyone interested in a career in General Practice.

The CCG will be hosting a number of exhibitions, stalls and workshops in partnership with the National Skills Academy - Sandwell and West Birmingham Excellence Centre, Health Education West Midlands and Educational Providers.

Health experts urge the public to stay safe in the sun

With the unpredictable mix of ‘British’ weather so far, it’s all too easy to forget that summer’s almost here.  But just because the sun isn’t shining it doesn’t mean that you’re safe from the sun’s harmful rays.  So, to tie in with Sun Awareness Week (9 – 16 May), NHS health experts are offering safety advice to the public to keep them safe in the sun.

Healthwatch Birmingham celebrates successful transformational year with appointment of new Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Board

To continue driving Healthwatch Birmingham’s strategy and vision going forward, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Andy Cave as the new Chief Executive Officer and Brian Carr into the role of chair of the board.

Neptune Xray service - Rowley Regis Hospital closed Friday 6 May

Due to staff sickness Rowley Regis Hospitalare unable to open the Neptune Xray service on FRIDAY 6th MAY.

There is appropriate signage placed in the department to redirect patients. 

Please accept our apologies for any disruption.

Introduction of revalidation for nurses and midwives a ‘major success’

The introduction of revalidation for nurses and midwives has been a major success, with the majority of those due to renew their registration revalidating successfully.

Latest figures show 90.48% percent (14,362) of the 15,873 due to revalidate in April have successfully renewed their registration through revalidation and only 1,401 have left the register. This is in line with the number of registrants we would normally expect to leave the register in any given April.