Marriage it's your choice

We are supporting Sandwell Adult Safeguarding Board’s campaign “Marriage it’s your choice” help spread the word, by sharing this poster.

pdf Click here  to download a copy of the poster.

If you are worried about forced marriages, there is help and support available.  If a person is in immediate danger, call the Police on 999 or contact the Forced Marriage Unit:

Forced Marriage Unit
0207 008 0151
www.gov.uk/forced-marriage

Heatwave warning for the West Midlands

Areas around England may experience “heatwave” conditions over the next few days, according to Met Office forecasts. Affected areas include the West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, South East England and London.

Warnings that a heatwave may be imminent are triggered when the Met Office forecasts that there is a 60% chance of temperatures being high enough on at least two consecutive days and the intervening night to have a significant effect on health.

Stay cool this Summer

Stay cool this Summer

Hot weather is not always good news. For some people, hot weather can result in serious illness. We want to help people to stay cool and keep well this Summer, and are encouraging everyone to follow some simple steps.

Staff from Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG join Himley Hall’s Race for Life

SWB Race for Life teamSeven women and their young daughters from Sandwell and West Birmingham’s health services commissioner joined the fight to beat cancer at Himley Hall’s Race for Life.

The group from Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group, which is led by local doctors and nurses and funds health services for the area, took part in the annual event to raise money for charity Cancer Research UK.

They joined hundreds of other women to run, walk or dance five kilometres around Himley Hall.

Midland Metropolitan Hospital gets government green light

Today, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust chairman, Richard Samuda has received the necessary permission to begin a tender process for the building of a new hospital in the region.  The Midlands Metropolitan Hospital (Midland Met) will substantially replace emergency services currently provided at both City and Sandwell Hospitals.

Governing Body meeting 2 July

Today’s Governing Body meeting will be held in the Lancaster Suite, Carters Green Business Centre, 371 High Street, West Bromwich, B709QL. The meeting starts at 12.30pm. Click here to view the Board papers.

Festival Visitors Keen to Learn About CCG

bestSandwell and West Birmingham CCG Commissioning Engagement Manager, Phil Lydon, was delighted by the positive response he received from local residents when he spent time at this year’s Lozells Faith and Community Festival.

Phil, who was at the event in Georges Park to talk to people about becoming involved in the work of the CCG, said there’d been a great deal of interest, with 40 people signing up to take part in the CCG’s engagement activities.

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.