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.
Sandwell and West Birmingham CCGis supporting the new Dementia Friends campaign to help people develop an understanding of dementia and turn it into action to help people in their community living with the disease.
Dementia is arguably the biggest health crisis facing the UK1: there are currently 665,065 people in England who have dementia and an estimated twenty-one million people in England have a close friend or family member with dementia.
This month all households in Sandwell and West Birmingham should receive a short leaflet, highlighting the work of their local CCG. The leaflet talks about who we are, how to get involved in our work and handy tips on staying well. We hope you find it useful.
pdf Click here to download a copy of the leaflet.
What is this consultation for?
The purpose of this consultation is to gather feedback from as many people as possible in relation to:
- Personal experiences of using primary care and community mental health services.
- Your views about the information currently available about primary care and community mental health services.
- Access to primary care and community mental health services.
- Your views on the model proposed.
- Any further views about how we can make primary care and community mental health services better.
What services are we talking about?
- Talking therapies
- Community Mental Health Teams
- Recovery, Enablement and Prevention Services
This consultation will close on the 6th of June 2014.
Please be aware that from 3pm on Friday 31st January there will be a new phone number for Oakham Surgery in Tividale.
From 3pm (31st January) onwards the GP Practice can be contacted by calling 01384 458 968.
For further information on the surgery visit their website.
The number of people following Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group’s Twitter account has passed the 1,000 mark.
A new GP-led patient referral centre has opened at Rowley Regis Hospital to help relieve pressure on hospital services over the winter.
People in West Bromwich can find out how to choose the best health service for their needs when the ‘Choose Well’ bus pulls into the town centre today (Friday, 10 January).