Get Involved

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Your patient voice is at the heart of everything we do in the CCG and our Engagement team actively encourage everyone to get involved.

The Sandwell and West Birmingham patients, public partners and communities are really important in developing and shaping healthcare services.  We really value your input and views and encourage you to talk with our staff, take part in consultations, attend public meetings and especially take part in our Patient Network meetings.

To facilitate members of the public taking part in specific topic meetings organised by the CCG, a new Patient Voice - Travel Expenses Policy has been produced which will come into operation as from the 1st April 2018. 

Our Patient Involvement Model explains more about how your involvement works at every level of our organisation from attending your local PPG at your GP practice to our Governing Body meetings.

There are various ways for you to take part and give us your views:


View the Next Patient Network Meetings (dates, venues and times) here


For further information on our Patient Network meetings, or to be added onto our distribution lists, please contact:

  • Telephone: 0121 612 1447
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Use Twitter to give us your views @swbccg

Current News

Your chance to impact the changes on cancer and chemotherapy services

A review of cancer services provided by Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospital Trust is currently underway, and commissioners want to have your feedback to ensure the best service for all cancer patients is provided in the future. 

A survey has been created with 15 quick answer questions, that should take no longer than five minutes to complete. Questions will ask your views about how the service is delivered, and how the transition of services has or may affect you.

The link to the questionnaire is here.

We are keen to hear your views about the service as delivering quality care to the highest standard is what we as commissioners want to achieve. 

NHS 70th Birthday Party invite to PPG members

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To celebrate the 70th Birthday of the NHS, Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG are hosting a vintage style tea party on Thursday 5th July in the afternoon.

Two members from each GP PPG (Patient Participation Group) are being invited to attend this celebratory event to celebrate the past, present and future of the NHS.

For more information, about attending the event, contact your GP Practice Manager.

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Cancer review - patient event

Patients are being asked to help develop options for the future of some cancer services in Sandwell and West Birmingham. An event in West Bromwich next week will be the first of a series of listening activities designed to ensure patient views influence the Cancer Review that is underway.
At the event, patients will be invited to give their feedback on their current experiences of services, suggestions on how the services could be run differently, as well as outline what is important to them and what the priorities should be for selecting the potential options.

Services affected by the Cancer Review include Solid Tumour Oncology services for Lung, Upper GI, Gastroenterology, Colorectal, Breast and Gynaecological cancers. It is also looking at how Acute Oncology is provided, as well as the future of the specialized Pan-Birmingham Gynae-Oncology Centre.

The Cancer Review recognises the importance of patient engagement in the process, and is designed to identify options for a permanent solution that best meets the needs of the local population.

The review will also cover Haemo-oncology services for blood based cancers. This service is currently provided at both City and Sandwell Hospitals and the Trust is proposing to run it on one site so that patients will benefit from a service that has all its trained clinical staff in one place.

The first patient event will take place on Tuesday 27 March at West Bromwich Albion Football Ground – The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B71 4LD.

If you would like to attend the event please book by emailing the below address, or calling the telephone number provided:

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Telephone: 0121 612 1447

Patients can also get involved by:

•        Taking part in a One to One telephone interview
•        Joining an online webinar that you can log in to at home
•        Taking part in a short freepost questionnaire that you can complete and return to us for free.

General Practice Stars of 2018 Awards

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This year’s GP Star Awards are now open for five weeks until Friday 4 May (12:00 midnight) for staff, patients and local people to nominate general practice staff for an award.

This year’s categories include:

Members of the public and patients are welcome to nominate for the following awards:

The Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday 12 July 2018.

                                                                                               Primary Care Innovation Award - Sponsored by                                            
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Joint ICOF and Healthworks Patient Network Meeting - 15 March

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The next Joint ICOF and Healthworks Patient Network meeting will be held on Thursday 15 March.  

Time: 12:30 Registration - Meeting 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Venue: CAP Centre, Windmill Lane, West Midlands.  B66 3LX

Please contact the Engagement Team on 0121 612 1447 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book a place.

To view the Agenda.