Health leaders in Sandwell and West Birmingham support Heatwave campaign

GPs are supporting Public Health England’s Heatwave campaign to protect the population from heat-related harm to health by giving early advice and guidance in preparation for hot spells this summer.

Many of us welcome the summer, but high temperatures can be dangerous to people’s health, particularly the elderly, young children, those with physical or mental health problems, the homeless and people whose skin burns easily in the sun.

NHS warns parents to protect their children in the sun

It’s all too easy to get carried away when the sun is out and you’re enjoying time with your child.  But your child can easily burn if you don’t get it right.  So, Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is warning parents about the dangers of sun burn and what they can do to protect their child during the summer months.

Carters Green Medical Centre potential relocation

Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG commission or buy local healthcare services and one of these is your local GP practice at Carters Green Medical Centre. You may be aware that we are working with you GP practice to further improve services to you and your family. These plans include a potential opportunity to relocate Carters Green Medical Centre to a new, modern state of the art building on land at the site of Sandwell Hospital in West Bromwich.

Heartlands Hospital Flooding in ED

The incident declared by Heartlands Hospital yesterday (14 June) has been ‎stood down and work is on-going to ensure that the Emergency Department is running as normal as soon as possible.

Latest update - Changes to Mental Health Services for those aged 0-25

Forward Thinking Birmingham as the new provider of mental health services for people up to the age of 25 in Birmingham.

Forward Thinking Birmingham’s range of services went live on 1 April 2016 and have updated the opening hours for the Pause drop-located at 21 Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 6BJ.

Opening hours for Pause are:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am – 6pm
Wednesday from noon – 8pm
Saturday and Sunday – 11am – 4pm.

pdf View the poster (259 KB) for more information or visit:  www.forwardthinkingbirmingham.org.uk

Patient meeting for Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust cancer patients

Cancer patients at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust are invited to a meeting to ear an update on the developments to our cancer and oncology services. 

The meetings are on: 

Tuesday 5 July at 12.30pm or 3pm 

More information can be found on the below poster or if you click here.

Changes to mental health services for those aged 0-25

Forward Thinking Birmingham’s range of services went live on 1 April 2016 – latest update 3 June 2016

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) is the new provider of mental health services for people up to the age of 25 in Birmingham. It provides support, care and treatment through one organisation, making it easier for people to access the right support at the right time.

Don't sneeze your way through National Picnic Week

Summer is a great time for family picnics during National Picnic Week (11-19 June) but they can be blighted by sneezing, runny eyes and itchy skin if there’s a hay fever sufferer in the family.