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 and attend public meetings.

Find out how you can get involved by clicking on the links below:

Our current approaches to participation are demonstrated by the word cloud below:

current approaches to participation

Our Patient and Public Engagement Model

We have recently reviewed our Patient and Public Engagement Model and have engaged with local patients, citizens and voluntary sector representatives on our pdf new model (1.29 MB) . You can find out how the ways you get involved influences the CCG on our listening to you page.

Principles of Participation

We follow these principles when involving members of the public.

Patient Voice - Travel Expenses Policy

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. 

Stakeholder Newsletter

You can also keep up to date with what's happening in the CCG and how you can get involved through our stakeholder newsletter. You can read past editions of the newsletter here 

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.

Current News

Acute Respiratory Listening Exercise - Report

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Following the listening exercise carried out during October 2019, a final report was presented to the CCG Governing Body meeting in November and the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals Trust Board meeting.

The decision was to approve the transfer of the 18 hospital beds from Sandwell Hospital to City Hospital to improve patient care and in readiness for the new Midland Met Hospital opening in 2022.

The final report and EQIA can be read on the Consultation page.

Ladywood and Perry Barr Health & Care Forum

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The CCG holds two place based Health and Care Forums.  This page is for the Ladywood and Perry Barr Health and Care Forum.

The dates of the next meetings are as follows:

 

Date Time Venue
Thursday 5 Decmber 2019               

1:15 pm - 3:15 pm    

(Registration 1:00 pm)

Safeside, Handsworth Fire Station,
Rookery Road, Handsworth. B21 9QU

(map and direction to Handsworth Fire Stations)

 Thursday 5 March 2020 1:15 - 3:15 pm  tbc 
Thursday 4 June 202 1:15 - 3:15 pm tbc

 

Recent topics discussed at the meetings include:

  • NHS Long Term Plan
  • Meeting Terms of Reference
  • Acute Respiratory Listening Exercise
  • Primary Care Networks

Sandwell Health and Care Forum - 16.5.19

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The CCG hosted the first Sandwell Health and Care Forum on Thursday 15 May 2019 at the Elim Church in West Bromwich. It was great to see so many people attending this meeting with lots of patients and representatives from partner organisations in attendance.  

There was lots of discussion about the new Patient and Public Engagement Model which also included patient representation at the new Primary Care Networks and the existing GP Patient and Participation Groups (PPGs).  

There was an opportunity for participants to discuss the NHS Long Term Plan on individual tables and give their views on localising this plan.

 

     Sandwell Health & Care Forum       Sandwell Health & Care Forum table discussion   

Get Involved Membership Scheme

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The patient is at the heart of everything we do in the CCG and our Engagement team actively encourages everyone to get involved in helping us to help patients by being a part of our “Get Involved” Membership scheme.

Signing up to the “Get Involved” Membership scheme will give you the opportunity to:

  • Receive invites to your local patient meetings. These are based in the Sandwell and West Birmingham areas
  • Receive invitations to participate in specific workshops about key health topics for example diabetes, mental health, cancer and dementia 
  • Give us your views by email on certain topics if you cannot attend one of our meetings.

You can apply to be added to your “Get Involved” Membership Scheme in the following ways:

  • Complete the application form online here 
  • Download the  pdf Get Involved Application form (238 KB)  and return this to the FREEPOST address
  • Call us for a form to be posted to you on 0121 612 1447
  • Call us on 0121 612 1447 and we can take your details over the phone