Crankhall Lane Medical Centre is thinking of moving…

This work has now been completed - read the report here

Crankhall Lane Medical Centre has expressed an interest in moving premises, to improve services for patients and their family. Those registered with the practice, as well as other stakeholders, are being invited to give feedback on the potential relocation proposals.

Crankhall Lane Medical Centre has occupied its current location on Crankhall Lane for over 30 years and has served local patients very well in the past.  With the number of registered patients growing every year and with the size and age of the building, it is now presenting some challenges to staff and patients.

Future Patient Engagement Workshop Part 2 - 6 February 2019

Following the first workshop in November 2018, we held a second workshop in February 2019 where local patients, citizens and voluntary sector representatives came to discuss ways for the CCG to communicate and listen to local people. This workshop was held on Tuesday 6 February at the local CAP Centre, Windmill Lane, Smethwick.

Participants listened to a recap from the first event together with the opportunity to give their views on the CCG’s proposed Principles and methods of Engagement.

Improving Dementia services for our local patients

We are holding an event specifically dedicated to improving dementia services in our local areas covering Sandwell and Perry Barr and Ladywood.

If you are a patient or carer who has experience of local dementia services, or are a voluntary organisation working with dementia patients or carers, we would like you hear your views and experiences on how we can improve dementia services.

This event will take place on:
Date: Thursday 28 February 2019
Time: 1.00 – 1.30 pm (Registration and tea/coffee)
                   1:30 – 3:15 pm workshop event
Venue: Conference Room B, CAP Centre, Windmill Lane, Smethwick. B66 3LX

Book your place:
Places are limited, so if you would like to attend this event, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Communication and Engagement Team on 0121 612 1447.

Have your say on our draft strategy for Equality and Reducing Inequalities in Sandwell and West Birmingham

We are currently reviewing our strategy for Equality and Reducing Inequalities in Sandwell and West Birmingham, covering the period 2019 – 2022. We are inviting patients and members of the public to have their say on our draft strategy, by completing a short survey.

The survey can be completed online via the following link:

The survey will close on 21 February 2019.

Patients invited to have their say on plans for Marshall Street Surgery

Patients of Marshall Street Surgery in Smethwick are invited to have their say on plans for the future of GP services following the retirement of Dr Abul Rahman. Dr Rahman will be retiring on 31 March 2019. Patients can have their say by attending the public meetings being held or by completing a survey online.

NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which plans and buys healthcare services for the local population, are currently exploring all the options to secure the best solution for patients.

The CCG may seek to find another GP or organisation to continue to provide the service. Or the CCG may disperse the practice list, which means that the they would work with patients to find another local GP surgery for them to register at.