A&E shouldn’t be one of your holiday tourist attractions

If you’re going on holiday in the UK this summer, A&E shouldn’t be one of your tourist attractions. Remember, you can visit any local pharmacy or call NHS 111 for health advice and concerns. 500923 PHE StayWell Pharmacy Facebook Post 1200x630 AW 2 a

Governing Body Meeting

The next Governing Body meeting in public of NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The meeting takes place on Wednesday 1 August 2018 from 1.45pm – 4.00pm in The Board Room, 2F Kingston House, West Bromwich B70 9LD. The Governing Body meets monthly in public to discuss its progress as a CCG.

Stay safe in the sun as heatwave continues in Sandwell and West Birmingham

The Met Office has issued a level 3 warning for heatwave conditions until Friday 27 July. The very warm, locally hot, conditions are set to continue through the period, but especially in the middle of the week. The highest temperatures are likely to occur on Wednesday in parts the West Midlands.

The right tonic for a healthy school holidays!

Diarrhoea, sunburn and accidents are all lurking, ready to scupper a perfect summer school holidays, but help is hand with some top healthy tips to survive the break.

#HelloMyNameIs

Monday 23 July is International #HelloMyNameIs Day. The event remembers Dr Kate Granger MBE, who created the #HelloMyNameIs campaign with her husband, Chris Pointon. 

If its red, it’s blood-wee serious

If you notice blood in your pee, even if it’s ‘just the once’, book a doctor’s appointment as it could be a sign of something more serious. Blood in Pee logo

Independent Chair appointed to Black Country health and care partnership

Jonathan FellowsJonathan Fellows has been appointed as the Independent Chair of the Black Country and West Birmingham Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP). 

The STP is a partnership of health and social care organisations that have come together to improve the health and wellbeing of people across the Black Country and West Birmingham. 

Local healthcare heroes shine at the General Practice Stars of 2018 Awards

NHS healthcare heroes in Sandwell and West Birmingham have been recognised at the prestigious General Practice Stars of 2018 Awards. 

Following the huge success of last year’s event, the event was run again this year, showcasing and celebrating the hard work and staff commitment that goes into delivering excellent patient care in general practice.

Chairs Special Recognition Award Dr Saira Khan

Picture: Chair's Special Recognition Award Winner, Dr Saira Khan

Beat the Heat and Stay Safe

The Met Office has issued a level 3 warning for heatwave conditions until Monday 9 July. The very warm, locally hot, conditions are set to continue through the period, but especially over the weekend. The highest temperatures are likely to occur on Sunday in parts of southern, central, and western England.

NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is reminding people to take care when enjoying the sunshine.