Your views and involvement is key to local healthcare
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:
- GP Practice – Patient Participation Groups (PPG)
- Patient Network Meetings
- Patient volunteer at clinically themed meetings
- Current consultations
- Patient and Partner Advisory Group (PPAG)
- Get Involved Membership scheme
|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
- Use Twitter to give us your views @swbccg
NHS Staff are going on tour this summer asking ‘What matters to you?’ to find out exactly what you think about healthcare services in Sandwell and West Birmingham.
On Thursday 5 July 2018, the NHS was 70 years old and to celebrate its Birthday, a vintage style tea party was held at the CAP Centre, Windmill Lane, Smethwick.The Birthday party was attended by the Mayor of Sandwell, Councillor Joy Edis and Deputy Mayor of Sandwell, Councillor Carol Goult together with GP Patient Participation Group (PPG) members and Patient Network members.
The entertainment was provided by ‘Diamond Drama' who are part of Sandwell Day Opportunities project. They specialise in performing arts activities to build confidence, gain skills and inspire their audiences with their performances.
Sandwell College also put together a playlist for the to play at the tea party which was a great hit with people attending the party.
Staff from the CCG, served the afternoon tea to guests and also dressed up as can be seen from the photographs.
Please note that this Patient Summit meeting has been cancelled.
The next Patient Network meeting will be held on Tuesday 4 September at the Handsworth Fire Station.
Today, the staff from the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust joined us and brought along their inflatable bowel raising awareness of bowel cancer and the importance of screening.
This proved to be a popular talking point