Don’t miss the boat: cast your vote in the People's Choice Award

Local people and organisations who are involved in health-related projects are in with a chance to win the People's Choice Award.

This award is part of Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group’s Equality Awards. The winner will be chosen from the list of finalists below. The project that receives the most votes will win the People's Choice Award. Voting closes on Thursday 31 January 2016.

Advice for patients during the Junior Doctors Strike

NHS England has released advice for patients during the Junior Doctors Strikes' planned for the 12, 26, 27 January and the 10 February 2016.  For more information please see NHS Choices.

Remember if you become ill over this period with a non-urgent condition and need advice, please visit www.nhs.uk, or go to your local pharmacist. For more serious conditions you should continue to contact your GP as usual, or call 111.

Bring Christmas cheer to local health champions: vote in the People's Choice Award

Spread some Christmas cheer by voting for local groups and organisations that make a difference by reducing health inequalities in your community.

By casting your vote in the People's Choice Award – a section of Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group’s Equality Awards – local people will have their chance to choose the winner of the prestigious awards created by the local health commissioner.

Sandwell and West Birmingham Equality Awards 2016 - People's Choice Award

The 'People’s Choice Award' vote for 2016 is now open!

Public and patients of Sandwell and West Birmingham have the opportuniy to award one of the 2016 finalists with a prestigious 'People's Choice Award'.

This award is a new addition to the 'Excellence in Equality' line up and will be awarded to the finalist which recieved the highest number of public votes at our awards ceremony on Thursday 25 February 2016.

For more information visit www.sandwellandwestbhamccg.nhs.uk/peoples-choice-award

Sandwell Deputy Mayor commemorates one year anniversary of local surgery

DSC 3301Deputy Mayor of Sandwell Council, Cllr Julie Webb, attended an afternoon tea event with patients and doctors to commemorate the first year anniversary of Portway Family Practice (formerly Tividale Family Practice).

The surgery’s new home at Portway Lifestyle Centre, Newbury Lane, Oldbury, falls under the health commissioner Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The surgery delivers a full range of GP services for local people.

Full Steam Ahead For New Midland Met Hospital

IT’S A GO for Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust patients, as the contract to build new hospital the Midland Met is finally signed.

Trust Chairman, Richard Samuda said: “Today we have signed the contract to build and deliver the Midland Met by October 2018 with ‘The Hospital Company’ – a Carillion Joint Venture.

“This is another landmark day for the people of Sandwell and West Birmingham, who now know for certain that their multi-million pound hospital will be built, and at a significantly lower cost than was originally planned. The OBC (outline business case) in 2014 anticipated an annual unitary payment of £27m, however we have closed the contract with an annual unitary payment of under £19.6m.

Birmingham, Solihull and Black Country CCGs award contracts for commissioning support services

Seven Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) from across Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country have awarded five contracts to provide commissioning support services, worth a total of over £54 million, over the next four years.

Portway Family Practice Afternoon Tea Party

In order to mark the first Birthday of Portway Family Practice (formerly Tividale Family Practice) moving into the new build at Portway Lifestyle Centre an afternoon tea party has been organised.

The tea party will be hosted by GP’s Dr Saini and Dr Thandi, and the Deputy Mayor will also be in attendance along with some patients who were involved in developing the new build.

If you would like to attend please download the flyer below:

Portway Family Practice Afternoon Tea Party Invite

Portway Family Practice Afternoon Tea Party

In order to mark the first Birthday of Portway Family Practice (formerly Tividale Family Practice) moving into the new build at Portway Lifestyle Centre an afternoon tea party has been organised.

The tea party will be hosted by GP’s Dr Saini and Dr Thandi, and the Deputy Mayor will also be in attendance along with some patients who were involved in developing the new build.

If you would like to attend please download the flyer below:

Portway Family Practice Afternoon Tea Party Invite