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Taking regular exercise can not only help improve physical health, but also have a huge impact on mental health according to research which suggests exercising three times a week can reduce the risk of depression by a third.

This Wednesday (October 10) is World Mental Health Day and marks the start of a new promotion from Public Health England called Every Mind Matters, getting everyone to recognise they have mental health, just as they have physical health.

Children & Young People Workshop 3 - Education

NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG (SWBCCG) and Sandwell Council are currently carrying out several conversations on how we deliver better outcomes for Sandwell Children and Young People. After two successful workshops in July and October 2018 we are now hosting workshop 3. To book your place click here

Black Country and West Birmingham Maternity System Conference 2018


The second Black Country and West Birmingham Local Maternity System Conference will take place on Monday 22 October 2018 from 9.30am to 2.30pm at Walsall Football Club, Stadium Suite, Banks's Stadium, Bescot Crescent, Walsall, WS1 4SA.To book your place visit https://bit.ly/2P7sYwh 

Keynote speakers include:

  • Toby Lewis, Chair, Black Country and West Birmingham Local Maternity System
  • Sally Roberts, Chief Nurse, Black Country and West Birmingham Local Maternity System
  • Dr Tilly Pillay, Neonatologist, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Smokers challenged to join thousands who quit for Stoptober

501080 PHE OY Stoptober2018 Facebook Post WillYouSmokers in Sandwell and West Birmingham are being encouraged to join the thousands of quitters who will be taking up the national 2018 Stoptober challenge. Research shows that stopping smoking for 28 days means that smokers are five times more likely to stop for good.

Improving the health and wellbeing of the people in Sandwell and Western Birmingham: Healthy Lives Partnership

The Healthy Lives Partnership brings together health and social care across Sandwell and western Birmingham.    

The delay in the Midland Met Hospital (MMH) creates an opportunity to test and introduce new pathways and ways of working ahead of transfer into Midland Met. The quality and sustainability work stream of the Healthy Lives Partnership has been working on the evaluation criteria for any future reconfiguration options ahead of the delays to MMH.

October opportunity to hear about health service improvements in Sandwell and West Birmingham

Patients and the public are invited to our next Governing Body meeting in public. The meeting takes place on Wednesday 3 October from 2018 1.45PM – 4.00PM in The Board Room, 2F Kingston House, West Bromwich B70 9LD.

The Governing Body meets monthly in public to discuss its progress as a CCG and provide an opportunity for local people to see how health services are developing and improving for the benefit of patients.

If in doubt, keep it out

Sex should always be an activity where both parties are fully engaged, enthusiastic and in full control of their faculties.

Unless there is a green light, full steam ahead, yes, yes, yes message, then the advice from NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group is ‘if in doubt, keep it out’, which fully supports this year’s Sexual Health Week theme from 24-30 September, ‘Consent: Yes, yes, yes.’

Inspirational Practice Nurse to share best practice at national conference

An inspirational practice nurse from Rowley Regis has been invited with her team to share their passion and drive for patient care at a national nursing conference in October.

Davinia George and her team from Regis Medical Centre will be sharing their award winning achievements at the Best Practice and Best Practice in Nursing Conference on 18 October 2018.

Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG achieves national recognition for improving end of life care

An innovative new service introduced by NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham (CCG) to improve the quality of end of life care for patients has been shortlisted for a national award.