August Bank Holiday 2019 pharmacy opening in Sandwell and West Birmingham

The pharmacy opening hours for Sandwell and West Birmingham for the 2019 August bank holiday are available here:

Public Health England issues advice to people travelling to Egypt

Public Health England (PHE) is issuing advice to people travelling to Egypt after a number of people, including children, have returned with a serious illness caused by E. coli infection.

Hajj pilgrims urged to be aware of MERS-CoV advice

Public Health England (PHE) is reminding Hajj pilgrims to be aware of the risk of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the Middle East.

The risk of infection to UK residents travelling to the Middle East remains very low and PHE, NaTHNaC and the World Health Organization do not currently advise any travel restrictions to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) in relation to MERS-CoV.  

CCG Chair highlights Healthwatch Birmingham’s success in putting patients first

Dr Ian Sykes, Chair of NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG, has welcomed the 2018/19 annual report of Healthwatch Birmingham which highlights the organisation’s importance as a key strategic partner.

New Chair appointed at NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG

Dr Ian Sykes has been appointed the new Chair of NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Ian has spent all his working life as a GP in the Sandwell and West Birmingham area and has served on the CCG’s Governing Body for the last four years.

Public invited to our Governing Body meeting in August

People living in Sandwell and West Birmingham have been invited to see local NHS decision-making in action at a meeting in August.
 
The next meeting of our Governing Body takes place on Wednesday 7 August 2019 from 1.45pm – 4.00pm in The Board Room, 2F Kingston House, 438-450 High Street West Bromwich B70 9LD.

School’s out for summer! Be holiday ready!

A leading clinician is calling on Sandwell and West Birmingham parents to follow the Scout’s moto of ‘be prepared’ when it comes to keeping healthy in the school summer holidays.

Met office alert issued for heatwave

The Met Office has 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. 

Help Shape Learning Disability Services for Children & Young People

Service users, families and carers, professionals, members of the public and local community organisations are invited to attend an event to help shape local services for children and young people living with Learning Disabilities and /or Autism in the Black Country.

The event is being run by the Transforming Care Partnership which was established in April 2016 to transform health and care services for children and young people with Learning Disabilities and /or Autism who may display behaviour that challenges.

As part of NHS England's Building the Right Support plan, the programme aims to reduce the number of children and young people with learning disabilities residing in hospital so that more can live in the community, with the right support, close to their home.

The event is taking place on Thursday 25 July, 10am to 3pm at Village Hotel, Walsall.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

To book your space visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/transforming-care-for-children-young-people-with-learning-disabilities-andor-autism-in-the-black-tickets-64601481771