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

Share your experiences of diabetes care to inform national review

People with diabetes aged 18-65 and living in Sandwell and West Birmingham are being invited to share their experiences to inform a national review.

The Care Quality Commission – independent regulator of health and social care services in England, is carrying out a review to explore people’s experience of the support they receive from health professionals to manage their condition.

The review will also examine how well different health services work together to deliver high quality care for people with diabetes.

To share your experiences visit www.cqc.org.uk/content/diabetes-care-community-settings

The deadline for responses is the 4th January 2016.

The national report on the findings of the review will be published in Summer 2016.

Commissioners of the Year 2015

image001.jpgWe’re really proud to have been named Commissioners of the Year at the General Practice Awards, yesterday 26 November. This is the second year in a row that we have received this prestigious award, which is thanks to our incredible staff and GPs who have been working to tackle malnutrition locally. The Medicines Quality Team, working with our clinical lead Dr Gwyn Harris, has been working hard to improve prescribing practices amongst GP practices and improve quality within care homes.

Thank you to everyone involved in this project.

Protect your little ones from flu this Winter

As December draws that little bit closer so does the Christmas cheer, and with all the excitement the more everyday things get lost or forgotten.  So before the inevitable coughs, colds and flu really get a grip, Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group is urging parents of children between the ages of two and seven to make sure their little ones have their flu nasal vaccination as soon as possible to ensure they are protected for the winter months. 

Local health organisation named as best in country – for the second time in three years

The NHS organisation responsible for planning and buying health services for the residents of Sandwell and West Birmingham is celebrating after scooping a national award – repeating its success from 2013.

Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group was named as Clinical Commissioning Group of the year at the prestigious Health Service Journal Awards held in London on November 18.

Delivering Dementia Services in Birmingham

On Wednesday 18 November, Birmingham Better Care are holding a big Dementia focused event for people who have, care for, support or work around Dementia. There will be market stalls for services to showcase what they’re doing and opportunities to take part in workshops. All people with dementia, their carers, and local Health and Social Care professionals are invited to come along and learn more about local dementia services.

Non-emergency patient transport (NEPT) consultation update

Thank you for your continued interest in this consultation, which has been jointly managed by Birmingham CrossCity, Birmingham South and Central, Solihull and Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

We had a very positive response to the consultation and have received lots of valuable feedback and insight from wide range of people across Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull and the wider West Midlands.

Pioneers for Health Locality Commissioning Group Patient Summit

Invitation from: Dr Vijay Bathla, Pioneers for Health Chair

As the Chairman of Pioneers for Heath I am proud to invite you to our Patient Summit meeting. Pioneers for Health is one of five locality groups that make up the wider of Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (SWBCCG). Please click here to view a list of practices that are members of Pioneers for Health LCG, if your practice is listed you are most welcome to attend.