Sandwell and West Birmingham residents encouraged to attend CCG’s Governing Body meeting

Patients and the public are invited to our April Governing Body meeting which takes place on Wednesday 3 April from 1.45pm – 4.00pm at the Board Room, 2F Kingston House, West Bromwich B70 9LD.

Can you help transform care for people with learning disabilities?

Then we need to hear from you

NHS clinical commissioning groups in the Black Country, along with the Black Country Partnership Foundation Trust, are leading the way in improving care for adults with learning disabilities in our region – and want local people to help inform what they are doing.

The CCGS and BCPFT along with local authorities have been working together as the Transforming Care Partnership to develop a model of community care for people with learning disabilities. This supports this vulnerable group of people to stay close to their families and friends and will reduce the number of inappropriate, often long-term, hospital admissions.

Spring into action for better health

Spring offers new possibilities and, when it comes to health and wellbeing, many important advantages. The longer days and the better weather make this the ideal time to “spring clean” health habits and NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group is offering top tips to help everyone spring into action and give their health a seasonal boost.

Public invited to hear how local health services are run in Sandwell and West Birmingham

Patients and the public are invited to our March Governing Body meeting. The meeting takes place on Wednesday 6 March from 1.45pm – 4.00pm at Wednesbury Library, Walsall Street, Wednesbury, WS10 9EH

Sock it to Eating Disorders and seek treatment

A special campaign to raise awareness and understanding of eating disorders, challenging stereotypes and stigmas, is running from 25 February to 3 March. We are calling on local residents this Eating Disorders Awareness Week to ‘sock it to eating disorders’ by being aware of the warning signs and the treatment that is available.

On average, 149 weeks pass before those experiencing eating disorder symptoms seek help. Recognising the signs is an important first step for a sufferer or their friends and family. Warning signs of an eating disorder include: missing meals, obsessively keeping track of weight, complaining about being fat - even when a normal weight, and refusal to eat in public places.

Patient views sought on plans to relocate services from Crankhall Lane Medical Centre

Patients of Crankhall Lane Medical Centre (Dr Rahman’s) in Wednesbury are being invited by NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to have their say on proposed improvements which include plans to re-locate the practice into a larger building close by.

Parents given a strong voice on improving maternity services in Sandwell and West Birmingham

Parents and their families can now have a strong say on how maternity services in Sandwell and West Birmingham can be improved by joining a new Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP).

We are holding two launch events in February and March so that parents and their families can join the MVP and give their views on maternity services.

Put a spring in your child’s step this half term

Families in Sandwell and West Birmingham are being urged to put a spring in their child’s step this half term, but without the fizz.

Spread love, not infections this valentines

Cupid’s arrows of love didn’t come laced with sexually transmitted infections (STIs), but every four minutes in England a young person is diagnosed with chlamydia or gonorrhoea.