HealthWorks Patient Summit

Invitation from: Dr Ram Sugavanam, HealthWorks Vice Chair and Clinical Lead for Muscoloskeletal and Demand Management 

Thursday 5th November 2015

1pm- 4pm (registration/lunch from 1pm for a 1.30pm start)

Metal Forming Centre, 47 Birmingham Road, West Bromwich, B70 6PY                                                                                                                        

As the Vice Chair of the HealthWorks (Locality Commissioning Group), I am pleased to invite you to our Patient Summit meeting.

Nominations open: put forward your champions for the Equality Awards 2016

Local groups and organisations that make a difference by reducing health inequalities in their community are being urged to enter Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Equality Awards 2016.

The awards are for people who are involved in projects taking place in diverse and vulnerable communities, which ensure people or groups are treated fairly and equally.

Special Educational Needs - Parent, young person and family conference

Thursday 5 November
10am – 2pm
The Studio
Cannon Street
B2 5EP
  • Third in the series of Parent Conferences
  • Stay all day or just pop in and see us for a short while
  • Come along and hear about Education, Health and Care (EHC) transitions and access information on the SEND Local Offer
  • Tell us what makes a difference to your child
  • Come and discover a range of information and attend workshops and take part in discussions
  • Meet with other families and share your experiences

To reserve your place email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. confirming how many people will be attending

Infant mortality stakeholder summit

Sandwell and West Birmingham has one of the highest rates of stillbirths and infant mortality in England. We believe many of these stillbirths and deaths could be prevented. The CCG is calling on all partners to join together to tackle this important issue.

The summit is an opportunity to:

  • Understand from local experts the scale of the challenge
  • Collectively identify opportunities to improve services and outcomes locally
  • Pledge to work together to tackle this priority.

Local health organisation is a finalist for national award

The NHS organisation responsible for planning and buying health services for the residents of Sandwell and West Birmingham is celebrating after being announced as a finalist for a top national award.

Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)  is one of six CCGs to be named as a finalist for the prestigious Health Service Journal’s Clinical Commissioning Group of the Year award.

ICOF Locality Commissioning Group Patient Summit

Local patients of the ICOF LCG (Locality Commissioning Group) are  invited to attend a Patient Summit meeting, to find out more about the work of your local NHS on:

Tuesday 22nd September 2015

The Venue (formerly The Centennial Centre), 100 Icknield Port Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B16 0AA

12:30pm. (Registration/refreshments), 13:00pm. – 15:00pm (meeting).

August Bank Holiday Pharmacy Opening Times

The August bank holiday falls on Monday 31st August.

Wherever you can, you should always try to pick up repeat prescriptions early when there are bank holiday weekends. This will ensure you won’t run out of your essential medication over the weekend.

To ensure that you’re properly prepared we’ve put together a list of pharmacy opening times over the bank holiday weekend.

Extra chance to have a say on non-emergency patient transport services

People across Birmingham, Solihull and Sandwell now have an additional opportunity to discuss proposals to create a new non-emergency patient transport service.

An extra drop-in session has been added to those taking place over the next week to enable patients across the West Midlands to give their views on the proposed new service.

New leader tasked with transformation of health services for local people

The partnership created to deliver high quality care for patients in Sandwell and West Birmingham has a new leader at the helm - Robin Morrison has been appointed as the Independent Chair of the Right Care Right Here Partnership.