Public invited to our Governing Body meeting in August

People living in Sandwell and West Birmingham have been invited to see local NHS decision-making in action at a meeting in August.
 
The next meeting of our Governing Body takes place on Wednesday 7 August 2019 from 1.45pm – 4.00pm in The Board Room, 2F Kingston House, 438-450 High Street West Bromwich B70 9LD.

School’s out for summer! Be holiday ready!

A leading clinician is calling on Sandwell and West Birmingham parents to follow the Scout’s moto of ‘be prepared’ when it comes to keeping healthy in the school summer holidays.

Met office alert issued for heatwave

The Met Office has issued a level 2 warning for heatwave conditions during this week and NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is reminding people to take care when enjoying the sunshine. 

Help Shape Learning Disability Services for Children & Young People

Service users, families and carers, professionals, members of the public and local community organisations are invited to attend an event to help shape local services for children and young people living with Learning Disabilities and /or Autism in the Black Country.

The event is being run by the Transforming Care Partnership which was established in April 2016 to transform health and care services for children and young people with Learning Disabilities and /or Autism who may display behaviour that challenges.

As part of NHS England's Building the Right Support plan, the programme aims to reduce the number of children and young people with learning disabilities residing in hospital so that more can live in the community, with the right support, close to their home.

The event is taking place on Thursday 25 July, 10am to 3pm at Village Hotel, Walsall.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

To book your space visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/transforming-care-for-children-young-people-with-learning-disabilities-andor-autism-in-the-black-tickets-64601481771

“RICE and easy” is the recipe for sprains and strains not A&E

Sprains and strains are extremely common injuries that happen to everyone, accounting for nearly 1 million people attending Accident and Emergency in the UK in 2017/18*. But what is the difference between them, how serious are they and is A&E the right place to go?

NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group maintains ‘good’ rating

NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning has maintained a ‘good’ rating in NHS England’s end of year annual assessment for 2018/19.

Cancer warning for the overweight in Sandwell and West Birmingham

People who are overweight in Sandwell and Birmingham are being urged to shed the pounds to reduce their risk of getting cancer. NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group  has issued the plea as new research shows that obesity now causes more cases of four common cancers in the UK than smoking.

Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG's Celebration and AGM 2019

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Patients, the public, partners and stakeholders are all invited to a special event which marks seven years of health improvements in Sandwell and West Birmingham.

The celebrations, which have been organised by NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), take place from 12 Noon – 7pm on Thursday 5 September 2018 at West Bromwich Albion Football Ground.

Local GP and The Worshipful Mayor of Sandwell, Councillor Dr Ann Jaron, will be officially opening the celebrations at midday.

The event will be staged in two parts with a celebratory ‘drop in’ event from 12 noon – 3pm; and then the CCG’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) event taking place from 4pm – 7pm. Everyone is invited to attend the whole day, but people will need to book their place at the AGM event in advance by contacting the CCG’s engagement team on 0121 612 1447 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The ‘drop in’ fun event will include healthy stage shows, quizzes and games, and will include appearances from Flo the Friendly Dragon and her wizard companion, Baggie Bird and some elaborate nurse characters. There will also be Tai chi demonstrations and exercises around postural stability.
Sophie Rose De-Bear will be performing during the evening’s live entertainment. The 17-year-old student from George Salter Academy in West Bromwich wowed judges with her sensational, thought-provoking dance performance on the impact of knife crime at the Sandwell SHAPE Your Talent contest.

Against the backdrop of change, the CCG has consistently improved the patient experience since the organisation was formed in 2012. The CCG maintained a ‘good’ rating in NHS England’s end of year annual assessment for 2018/19.

Dr Ian Sykes, Chair of NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG, said:

“We look forward to welcoming patients, the public, our partners and other key stakeholders to our celebration event and hope that they enjoy the entertainment that is being provided by talented local people. This is an ideal opportunity for local people to meet with us and find out about the key achievements that have resulted in a step-change in local health.

“As a CCG we can look back on pioneering changes which are now being introduced nationally to give patients access to more services in their communities. A key success as a CCG has been our strong partnership working. We have made great strides in our journey to integrate health and social care – locally, across Sandwell and West Birmingham and on a wider footprint, across Birmingham and the Black Country.”

See the full programme details for the day here:

 Programme 1

Anyone who has booked a place at the Annual General Meeting is welcome to have afternoon tea with us while you wait in the Millichip Suite.

Programme 2