Choose Well… how did it go?

Having just emerged from one of the busiest winters for the NHS in years it’s important to reflect on what we can do to ease pressure in the future. Our Choose Well campaign is one way we aim to do this. Using a range of advertising and communication methods, Choose Well provides information and encouragement to help patients choose the right service when they need urgent or emergency care.

Watch ‘12 A&E visits of Christmas’ – designed to deter unnecessary A&E visits

A new video from Midlands NHS organisations featuring the ‘Top 12 unnecessary A&E visits of Christmas’ is helping to encourage people not to attend when they don’t need to.

Stakeholder Bulletin Winter 2014

Click here to download the latest copy of the Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG Stakeholder Bulletin. Find out about the latest news and work within the CCG.

NHS111 Service ‘Testing’ Volunteers Required

The NHS111 service which was launched in the West Midlands last year as an enquiry number for urgent health queries is seeking willing participants to review the service.

Don’t delay book your free flu vaccine

The free seasonal flu vaccine is now available for eligible people in Sandwell and West Birmingham.

With winter approaching, the NHS is urging residents to get protected at their local surgery by booking their free flu vaccine. Don’t wait until the bad weather, book your appointment today.

The New Armed Forces Community Healthcare Project has launched!

Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust (BCHC) aims to become an 'Armed Forces Community Friendly Trust', where we are better able to meet the expectations of Armed Forces personnel, veterans and their families.

Our vision, in line with the armed forces covenant, the NHS Constitution and the current draft of the NHS England armed forces health - five year strategy 2014-2019, is to provide high quality, accessible, effective and responsive community healthcare services that meet the needs and expectations of our armed forces community throughout their transition and beyond.

Are you currently/have been in contact with the Armed Forces Community? Want to share your experiences? Or want to find out more about this project? Any upcoming events/training opportunities? Or simply how you could help?

Then we would love to hear from you! 

AGM 2014

Thank you to everyone who came along to our inaugural Annual General Meeting on Thursday 11 September. We had a fantastic turnout with over 160 people present. It was a real opportunity to reflect on everything we have achieved in our first year. If you were not able to attend, take a look at our presentation and short films that were shown on the evening. 

Report it now

We are supporting Sandwell Safeguarding Board's campaign encouraging people to look out for vulnerable people and report instances of abuse.

Choose the right NHS service this Bank Holiday

This Bank Holiday weekend, your local NHS is encouraging members of the public to choose health services wisely to receive the quickest and most appropriate treatment over the Bank Holiday.

There are lots of services available to help with a variety of illnesses and injuries over the Bank Holiday, including pharmacies, out-of-hours services, NHS 111 and walk-in centres.