Sandwell and West Birmingham residents invited to hear how our health services are run

Patients and the public are invited to our November Governing Body meeting. The meeting takes place on Wednesday 7 November from 1.45pm – 4.00pm in The Board Room, 2F Kingston House, West Bromwich.

The Governing Body meets monthly in public 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.

Join the fight against antibiotic resistance!

Twitter pillWith the weather getting colder and winter illnesses starting to circulate, you may be tempted to use antibiotics in place of rest and over the counter remedies.  

Sharing isn’t always caring

Sharing can be caring, but not when it comes to germs, sparking calls from a local GP for youngsters to keep it clean this half term.

West Midlands campaign to stamp out modern slavery

Queens Sq Wolves 08102018Anti-Slavery Day, on Thursday 18th October, provides an opportunity to raise awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery.

Call for Mystery Shoppers to improve healthcare in Sandwell and West Birmingham

Sandwell and West Birmingham residents are being invited to become Mystery Shoppers as part of a new NHS initiative to improve the quality of healthcare in the area.

The Mystery Shoppers scheme has been launched by NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to help the CCG ensure that patients receive a good quality healthcare service supplied by local health providers.

Global Handwashing Day 2018: Clean hands - a recipe for health

Hand Washing Day logoOctober 15th is Global Handwashing Day! This year, the Global Handwashing Day theme focuses on the links between handwashing and food – including food hygiene and nutrition.

Patients benefit from 'Ask NHS' app

An innovative app continues to prove very popular with patients across the West Midlands who need advice on where to go and what to do if they have an urgent healthcare concern. With the free Ask NHS app, quickly and easily check symptoms 24/7, get trusted NHS health advice and find NHS services local to you. Kelly is just one of the many patients to have benefited.

Take steps to improve your mental health

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Taking regular exercise can not only help improve physical health, but also have a huge impact on mental health according to research which suggests exercising three times a week can reduce the risk of depression by a third.

This Wednesday (October 10) is World Mental Health Day and marks the start of a new promotion from Public Health England called Every Mind Matters, getting everyone to recognise they have mental health, just as they have physical health.

Children & Young People Workshop 3 - Education

NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG (SWBCCG) and Sandwell Council are currently carrying out several conversations on how we deliver better outcomes for Sandwell Children and Young People. After two successful workshops in July and October 2018 we are now hosting workshop 3. To book your place click here