I’m sweet enough

Children are eating more sugar than ever, up to 18 years’ worth of the sweet stuff before they reach the age of 10 according to new statistics from Public Health England.

Public warmly invited to our first Governing Body meeting of 2019

Patients and the public are invited to the first Governing Body meeting in 2019 of NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The meeting takes place on Wednesday 9 January from 1.45pm – 4.00pm in The Board Room, 2F Kingston House, West Bromwich B70 9LD.

What will patients get out of the NHS Long Term Plan?

The NHS has produced a Long Term Plan based on the experiences of our patients and staff so we can be prepared for the future.

It’s not too late to vaccinate as thousands remain at risk from flu in Sandwell and West Birmingham

Thousands of vulnerable patients in Sandwell and West Birmingham still remain unprotected from the deadly flu virus according to the latest figures from Public Health England. NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is calling for more patients who are entitled to the free flu jab to come forward as it’s still not too late to get the flu jab.

543,000 funding boost to transform support for people living with and beyond cancer in Sandwell and West Birmingham

Macmillan Cancer Support has announced it will invest £543,000 into transforming cancer services in Sandwell and West Birmingham over the next three years.

NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals Trust have jointly secured the funding from Macmillan to develop a Living with and Beyond Cancer programme.

Black Country students supported to raise awareness of knife crime

Students in the Black Country are being supported by NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG and Fixers to raise awareness about the dangers of knife crime.

Joe Holdsworth and his friends have made a video called Real Knives, Real Lives which was launched at a Youth Police Summit in Birmingham on 11 December 2018.
It concentrates on the peer pressures which makes a young man carry a knife - and the terrible grief his father feels after he is killed.

£79.4m funding boost for NHS services in the Black Country

People living in the Black Country will benefit from a capital funding injection of £79.4 million to modernise and transform their local NHS services and healthcare facilities. The funding is part of a record investment of almost £1 billion to upgrade NHS services in England.

The funding boost will mean that a number of healthcare facilities across the Black Country will get much-needed upgrades ensuring local patients get the high quality care they deserve, in state-of-the-art, modern facilities.

Sandwell and West Birmingham patients benefit from CCG initiative to improve GP access

Every patient in Sandwell and West Birmingham now has access to extended GP practice services (including opening hours in the evening and at weekends) thanks to improvements introduced by NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).