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.

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.