Improving the health and wellbeing of the people in Sandwell and Western Birmingham: Healthy Lives Partnership

The Healthy Lives Partnership brings together health and social care across Sandwell and western Birmingham.    

The delay in the Midland Met Hospital (MMH) creates an opportunity to test and introduce new pathways and ways of working ahead of transfer into Midland Met. The quality and sustainability work stream of the Healthy Lives Partnership has been working on the evaluation criteria for any future reconfiguration options ahead of the delays to MMH.

October opportunity to hear about health service improvements in Sandwell and West Birmingham

Patients and the public are invited to our next Governing Body meeting in public. The meeting takes place on Wednesday 3 October from 2018 1.45PM – 4.00PM in The Board Room, 2F Kingston House, West Bromwich B70 9LD.

The Governing Body meets monthly in public 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.

If in doubt, keep it out

Sex should always be an activity where both parties are fully engaged, enthusiastic and in full control of their faculties.

Unless there is a green light, full steam ahead, yes, yes, yes message, then the advice from NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group is ‘if in doubt, keep it out’, which fully supports this year’s Sexual Health Week theme from 24-30 September, ‘Consent: Yes, yes, yes.’

Inspirational Practice Nurse to share best practice at national conference

An inspirational practice nurse from Rowley Regis has been invited with her team to share their passion and drive for patient care at a national nursing conference in October.

Davinia George and her team from Regis Medical Centre will be sharing their award winning achievements at the Best Practice and Best Practice in Nursing Conference on 18 October 2018.

Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG achieves national recognition for improving end of life care

An innovative new service introduced by NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham (CCG) to improve the quality of end of life care for patients has been shortlisted for a national award.

Drink Free Days

One in five women and one in three men in England are drinking too much during the week and putting their health at risk.

The odd drink after work, a few beers on the sofa and the half a bottle of wine with dinner during the week, in addition to social drinking on weekends has seen many topple over the recommended weekly alcohol units.

Pride prevailing over pee

Almost half of people would put their lives at risk over embarrassment as evidence suggests talking about pee is too humiliating.

The recent survey also showed that 45% of respondents didn’t know what urology was- conditions that affect the body’s drainage system used to remove wee and also the male reproductive tract (testicles, duct system, glands and penis).

Creating a brighter future for children and young people

We are drawing on all the expertise, energy and enthusiasm of our partners and the community to create a brighter future for young lives.rsz young people 2children pictured

Together with Sandwell Council we are currently carrying out several conversations on how we deliver improved outcomes for children and young people.

After a successful workshop 1 in July 2018 we are now hosting a second workshop.

Workshop 2 will focus on prevention; we will address all tiers and start formulating the Sandwell Children and Young People Joint Strategy.

If you work with children and young people please join the conversation and help us to make a difference to the quality of young lives. The workshop takes place from 9.00 am – 1.00 pm (9.00 am registration with a 9.15 am start, 1.00 pm lunch) on 4 October at North Smethwick Development Trust, Brasshouse, Brasshouse Lane, Smethwick, B66 1BA. Please book your place by clicking here.


Families help shape future of local maternity care

Local women, mums, dads and their families are invited to attend a feedback event on Wednesday 26 September and find out how their voices have helped to shape maternity services in the Black Country and West Birmingham.