Get Involved

you said we did illustration PNG image 300 pxlYour 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.

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

Attend a ‘Whose Shoes?’ listening workshop!

Whose Shoes Workshop

As part of our commitment to engaging women and their families in the transformation of maternity services, ‘Whose Shoes?’ workshops have been organised across the Black Country.

The purpose of the workshops is to bring people that are involved or that have experienced maternity services together.

This will be an invaluable opportunity to hear first-hand the experiences of women and their families.

If you’re a new mum or mum-to-be living in the Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall or Wolverhampton area, please attend and share your views, experiences or ideas.

The ‘Whose Shoes?’ workshops take place on:

  • Tuesday 27 March 2018, 10am-2pm at Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust, Birmingham New Rd, Dudley, DY1 4SB – Book here
  • Wednesday 28 March 2018, 10am-2pm at The Post Graduate Centre, City Hospital, Dudley Rd, Birmingham B18 7QH – Book here

To book your place, click on the booking links above, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01902 603054.

Invitation to all GPs, PPG members and patients in the ICOF and Healthworks area - Joint Patient Summit meeting – Tuesday 6 March 2018

ICOF logoAll GPs, staff, PPG members and patients are invited to attend the yearly Patient Summit meeting which has been organised for Tuesday 6th March as follows:


Time:    12:30 (Registration and sandwiches)
              1:00 – 3:00 pm meeting

Venue:  The H Suite, Icknield Port Road, Edgbaston. B16 0AA

Participants will be able to listen to an update on the NHS, hear about the activities over the previous twelve months  from the three Patient Representatives for the area together with giving their views on the new Primary Care Improved Access and Walk in Centre consultation.   There will also be an opportunity for patients to ask questions at the Summit.

A copy of the Agenda can be found document here (101 KB)

To book a place or to let us know any dietary or accessibility requirements, please contact the Engagement Team on 0121 612 1447 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Patient Summit Meeting - ICOF & Healthworks Patient Network

The Joint Healthworks and ICOF Patient Networks are holding their yearly Patient Summit meeting in March.   This is a public meeting, so if you are registered with a GP in  the following areas and would like to join us, you are more than welcome.

This Patient Summit meeting covers the following areas:

Handsworth Wood, Handsworth, Smethwick, Ladywood, Winson Green, Aston, Newtown and Nechells

Date:   Tuesday 6 March 2018

Time:  12:30 pm for Registration and light refreshements

           1:00 - 3:00 pm for the meeting

Venue: H Suite, Icknield Port Road, Edgbaston.  B16 0AA


  pdf (434 KB) pdf The Agenda for the meeting is available here (434 KB)

Mental Health and Wellbeing co-design event

Patients, service users and organisations joined us on the 15 January 2018 for another Mental Health and Wellbeing co-design event to listen to the feedback from recent discussions on the design of mental health and wellbeing services.

 Mental Health Co design event 15.1.18  photograph of event

Patient Network members visit Midland Metropolitan Hospital (MMH)

A second visit was arranged for Patient Network Members to the building site of the new MMH hospital on Tuesday 28 November.

Despite the cold weather, the visit was a great success with 32 people attending the visit.  Members listened to a presentation from the building contractor, Carillion and viewed two films about the new hospital including a drone flying over the construction site showing the current progress of the building.

Some members climbed the steps to a special viewing platform to see the building currently under construction.

The new MMH hospital is due to be completed in the Spring 2019. 

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