Tipton patient urges Sandwell and West Birmingham residents to be on the pulse to avoid a stroke

Tipton patient Greg Ball was fit and healthy before suffering a stroke last year. Now he is urging Sandwell and West Birmingham residents to be on the pulse ahead of Heart Rhythm Week, which takes place from Monday 3 to Sunday 9 June. 

Public invited to NHS meeting in Sandwell and West Birmingham

Patients and the public are invited to our June Governing Body meeting which takes place on Wednesday 5 June from 1.45pm – 4.00pm at the Board Room, 2F Kingston House, West Bromwich B70 9LD.

What Matters to You Roadshow - 2019

To coincide with NHS "What Matters to You" National day, - Thursday 6 June -  our Engagement staff are taking to the road on to speak to local people about what matters to them about their health. What matters to you image

 

Staff will be located:

Date Time Venue
6 June  11:00 am- 1:00 pm Central Library, 316 High St, West Bromwich B70 8DZ
     
6 June 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Tesco, 278-299 Aston Ln, Birmingham B6 6QR

 

We would love to see you at either of these events and discover What Matters to You or you can take part and let us know your views by answering the questions through our What Matters to You survey.  

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Skin Cancer warning for Sandwell and West Birmingham residents as cases increase

Sandwell and West Birmingham residents are being warned of the risks of skin cancer as temperatures rise this month. The plea comes from NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) during Skin Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place this May.

Dementia Action Week 20-26th May

NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group is responding to a rallying call as part of Dementia Action Week 2019 and launching a summer-long engagement campaign.
Dementia Action Week, 20th to 26th May, will kick off the engagement campaign from the CCG which will run until July.

1 in 3 people overwhelmed with stress related to body image

New research is being published this week revealing that one in three people have stress related to their body image.

A stalwart of the NHS and Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG

Richard Nugent

A stalwart of the NHS and Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG, Richard Nugent, died on Friday evening having lost his battle with a long-term illness.

Prof Nick Harding, Chair of the CCG, said: “Richard was an amazing man, a true gentleman and community champion and an advocate of the NHS. He will be greatly missed.“ 

Richard stood down from his role as a non-executive direction of the CCG in June of last year. He worked in the health service for 35 years and was involved with Sandwell and West Birmingham since 2000. He served on the Primary Care Commissioning Committee and Audit Committee, and chaired Sandwell PCT, 2006-2011. 

Photograph: Richard Nugent (left) with Prof Nick Harding (right)

Life-changing cancer awareness roadshow comes to Sandwell and West Birmingham

Sandwell and West Birmingham residents can find out how to make positive changes to their lifestyles and how to spot cancer symptoms earlier at a series of community events in May.

Black Country Mental Health Service provides care and treatment to local mums

New and expectant mums living in the Black Country can access care and treatment from a specialist perinatal community mental health service this Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week (April 29-May 5).

Every year, Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week helps to raise awareness of the challenges of motherhood and encourages mothers to seek help.