Drink Free Days

One in five women and one in three men in England are drinking too much during the week and putting their health at risk.

The odd drink after work, a few beers on the sofa and the half a bottle of wine with dinner during the week, in addition to social drinking on weekends has seen many topple over the recommended weekly alcohol units.

Pride prevailing over pee

Almost half of people would put their lives at risk over embarrassment as evidence suggests talking about pee is too humiliating.

The recent survey also showed that 45% of respondents didn’t know what urology was- conditions that affect the body’s drainage system used to remove wee and also the male reproductive tract (testicles, duct system, glands and penis).

Creating a brighter future for children and young people

We are drawing on all the expertise, energy and enthusiasm of our partners and the community to create a brighter future for young lives.rsz young people 2children pictured

Together with Sandwell Council we are currently carrying out several conversations on how we deliver improved outcomes for children and young people.

After a successful workshop 1 in July 2018 we are now hosting a second workshop.

Workshop 2 will focus on prevention; we will address all tiers and start formulating the Sandwell Children and Young People Joint Strategy.

If you work with children and young people please join the conversation and help us to make a difference to the quality of young lives. The workshop takes place from 9.00 am – 1.00 pm (9.00 am registration with a 9.15 am start, 1.00 pm lunch) on 4 October at North Smethwick Development Trust, Brasshouse, Brasshouse Lane, Smethwick, B66 1BA. Please book your place by clicking here.

 

Families help shape future of local maternity care

Local women, mums, dads and their families are invited to attend a feedback event on Wednesday 26 September and find out how their voices have helped to shape maternity services in the Black Country and West Birmingham.

Patients and the public invited to Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG’s September Governing Body Meeting

Patients and the public are invited to the next Governing Body meeting in public of NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The meeting takes place on Wednesday 5 September 2018 from 1.45pm – 4.00pm in The Board Room, 2F Kingston House, West Bromwich B70 9LD.

1 in 3 people should be getting life-saving flu vaccine

Thousands of people in Sandwell and West Birmingham are putting their life at risk by ignoring their free flu vaccine.

Say Yes, Words Save Lives, register for organ donation

NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has pledged to help save lives by supporting Organ Donation Week, September 3 to 9.

The national NHS campaign is asking people to talk to their families about organ donation to increase the number of people whose lives can be saved or transformed by an organ transplant.

Think ahead and help your NHS this August Bank Holiday

As the August Bank Holiday weekend approaches, NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is asking people to think ahead and help their local NHS by using the most appropriate local healthcare service over the bank holiday.

Save a wasted journey to A&E and treat yourself at home for sprains and strains

They are extremely common injuries that happen to everyone and accounted for nearly 1.5 million people attending Accident and Emergency in the UK in 2015/16*. But what is the difference between a sprain and a strain, how serious are they and is A&E the right place to go?