Dementia Action Week 20-26th May

NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group is responding to a rallying call as part of Dementia Action Week 2019 and launching a summer-long engagement campaign.
Dementia Action Week, 20th to 26th May, will kick off the engagement campaign from the CCG which will run until July.

1 in 3 people overwhelmed with stress related to body image

New research is being published this week revealing that one in three people have stress related to their body image.

A stalwart of the NHS and Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG

Richard Nugent

A stalwart of the NHS and Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG, Richard Nugent, died on Friday evening having lost his battle with a long-term illness.

Prof Nick Harding, Chair of the CCG, said: “Richard was an amazing man, a true gentleman and community champion and an advocate of the NHS. He will be greatly missed.“ 

Richard stood down from his role as a non-executive direction of the CCG in June of last year. He worked in the health service for 35 years and was involved with Sandwell and West Birmingham since 2000. He served on the Primary Care Commissioning Committee and Audit Committee, and chaired Sandwell PCT, 2006-2011. 

Photograph: Richard Nugent (left) with Prof Nick Harding (right)

Life-changing cancer awareness roadshow comes to Sandwell and West Birmingham

Sandwell and West Birmingham residents can find out how to make positive changes to their lifestyles and how to spot cancer symptoms earlier at a series of community events in May.

Black Country Mental Health Service provides care and treatment to local mums

New and expectant mums living in the Black Country can access care and treatment from a specialist perinatal community mental health service this Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week (April 29-May 5).

Every year, Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week helps to raise awareness of the challenges of motherhood and encourages mothers to seek help.

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.