Fasting safely this Ramadan - expert advice for those with diabetes

3 May 2019

Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar when members of the Muslim community devote themselves to their faith and fast from sunrise to sunset, starts on Sunday 5 May.

Lasting until Tuesday 4 June, the Ramadan fasting period is obligatory for almost all those from the Muslim faith.  Although certain groups are exempt for health and other reasons, some people with diabetes are keen to observe the fast, although the long daylight hours in the UK at this time of the year makes it a challenging time, even for those without medical conditions. 

Pharmacy Opening Hours - May 2019

Find out when your local pharmacy will be open over the May bank holidays, Monday 6th and Monday 27th May 2019. 

Public invitation to hear about the NHS in Sandwell and West Birmingham

Patients and the public are invited to our May Governing Body meeting, which takes place on Wednesday 1 May from 1.45pm – 4.00pm at the Board Room, 2F Kingston House, West Bromwich B70 9LD.

The Governing Body meets monthly 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.

Sandwell and West Birmingham parents urged to catch up on life-saving vaccinations

Sandwell and West Birmingham parents and their families are being reminded of the importance of vaccinations ahead of European Immunisation Week, which takes place from 24-30 April.

Successful project reduces Sandwell and West Birmingham patients being taken to emergency departments

An innovative project aimed at reducing the pressure on local emergency departments has been achieving significant success.

Choose the right service this Easter

The Easter holidays are almost upon us and whilst we hope to be enjoying time with family and friends, NHS clinical commissioning groups are reminding families of the health services available, should anyone become unwell.

Pharmacy Opening Hours - Easter 2019

Find out when your local pharmacy will be open over the Easter Holidays

Sandwell

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Every 15 minutes someone is diagnosed with bowel cancer and it’s the UK’s second biggest cancer killer but it shouldn’t be. It’s treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early.

Thousands of Sandwell and West Birmingham residents urged to take action to prevent diabetes

Thousands of people in Sandwell and West Birmingham are being urged to reduce their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by making some simple changes to their lifestyle. The plea by NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) comes ahead of Diabetes Prevention Week, which runs from 1 -7 April 2019.