Local GPs part of national NHS birthday celebration

Dr Minakshi Gupta (pictured) and her colleagues at Smethwick Medical Centre feature in a prestigious film from ITN Productions and NHS England to mark 70 years of the NHS. Dr Gupta and her colleagues are pictured screening patients for atrial fibrillation, an indication that they are at risk of having a stroke. Dr Gupta says: ‘Taking on a more proactive health management role is delivering a huge number of achievements for everyone.
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Adults with learning disabilities join NHS in Sandwell and West Birmingham for the week to celebrate Mencap Learning Disability Awareness Week

Seven adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities were welcomed to work at NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group as part of last week’s Mencap Learning Disability Awareness Week, and the Treat Me Well campaign.

SWB LD Week group photoPicture: Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG staff are joined by the candidates at a celebration event to recognise their work as part of their placement during Mencap Learning Disability Awareness Week.

Met office alert issued for heatwave

The Met Office has today (25 June) issued a level 2 warning for heatwave conditions during this week and NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is reminding people to take care when enjoying the sunshine.

Last chance to share your views on proposed changes to variety of health treatment policies across Sandwell and West Birmingham

There is just over a week left to have your say and share your views on proposed changes to a variety of health treatment policies across Sandwell and West Birmingham.

Don’t get World Cup ‘fever’ and neglect your health

World Cup football and trophyAs the football World Cup gets underway it’s tempting to throw crisps and salted nuts into the football mix, along with beer, but swapping these snacks for healthier foods is easier than you might think. When you’re watching something as engrossing as Russia versus Saudi Arabia, it’s easy to pay attention to how much you eat or even miss eating all together so stay aware of what you’re eating. NHS Choices offer loads of quick and easy information about changing unhealthy snacks for healthier options.

Thousands warned of diabetes

Know your riskThousands of people living in Sandwell and West Birmingham have been warned they are on the cusp of developing diabetes.

Caring for Carers in Sandwell and West Birmingham

Carers week HC logoUnpaid carers in Sandwell and West Birmingham are being encouraged to look after their own health as well as those they care for. NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is this week raising awareness of the support available in GP practices for local carers during Carers Week 2018.

The Five Ways Health Centre is subject to a temporary closure following a notice from the Care Quality Commission.

The Five Ways Health Centre was rated as ‘Inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in February and subsequently placed into ‘Special Measures’.

The CQC is the independent regulator of health and social care in England, with the purpose to make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care.

Pregnant women and new mums invited to share their views at the 'Whose Shoes?' maternity services event

The NHS in the Black Country will be holding its fourth ‘Whose Shoes?’ maternity listening workshop on Tuesday 17 July 2018 from 10am-2pm at Grand Station Conference & Events Venue, Sun Street, Wolverhampton, WV10 0BF.