Primary Care Mental Health Strategy in Birmingham Events

CCGs across Birmingham, including Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG, are launching the new Primary Care Mental Health Strategy for Birmingham and are running three public consultation events.

Become a Dementia Friend

Sandwell and West Birmingham CCGis supporting the new Dementia Friends campaign to help people develop an understanding of dementia and turn it into action to help people in their community living with the disease.

Dementia is arguably the biggest health crisis facing the UK1: there are currently 665,065 people in England who have dementia and an estimated twenty-one million people in England have a close friend or family member with dementia.

Find out more about our work

This month all households in Sandwell and West Birmingham should receive a short leaflet, highlighting the work of their local CCG. The leaflet talks about who we are, how to get involved in our work and handy tips on staying well. We hope you find it useful.

pdf Click here  to download a copy of the leaflet.

Primary Care & Community Mental Health Service Redesign Consultation

What is this consultation for?

The purpose of this consultation is to gather feedback from as many people as possible in relation to:

  • Personal experiences of using primary care and community mental health services.
  • Your views about the information currently available about primary care and community mental health services.
  • Access to primary care and community mental health services.
  • Your views on the model proposed.
  • Any further views about how we can make primary care and community mental health services better. 

What services are we talking about?

  • Talking therapies
  • Community Mental Health Teams
  • Recovery, Enablement and Prevention Services

This consultation will close on the 6th of June 2014.

For more more information go to the Joint Commissioning Birimingham website.

Oakham Surgery, Tividale to Change Phone Number

Please be aware that from 3pm on Friday 31st January there will be a new phone number for Oakham Surgery in Tividale.

From 3pm (31st January) onwards the GP Practice can be contacted by calling 01384 458 968.

For further information on the surgery visit their website.

Twitter Account Passes 1,000-Follower Milestone

Twitter logo blueThe number of people following Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group’s Twitter account has passed the 1,000 mark.

Rowley Regis MP visits new primary care assessment and treatment centre

James Morris visit to new centre at Rowley Regis HospitalA new GP-led patient referral centre has opened at Rowley Regis Hospital to help relieve pressure on hospital services over the winter.

Hop on Board the ‘Choose Well’ Bus

Choose Well busPeople in West Bromwich can find out how to choose the best health service for their needs when the ‘Choose Well’ bus pulls into the town centre today (Friday, 10 January).