Your views and involvement are 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.
We use the Public Sector Equality Duty (s149) of the Equality Act 2010 and also use the Equality Delivery System to ensure that all our engagement activities involve everyone in our local area. See our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion section of our website
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:
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 new model. You can find out how the ways you get involved influences the CCG on our listening to you page.
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.
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
Patient Voice Partnerships
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Patient Voice Partnerships are a new initiative to assist the Primary Care Networks (PCN) with patient engagement in the development of the Primary Care Netorks.
There are 15 Primary Care Networks in the Sandwell, Ladywood and Perry Barr areas:
10 Sandwell area
5 Ladywood and Perry Barr area
To learn more about what is a Primary Care Network, you can view the NHS England's animated video :
As Patient Voice Partnerships are developed in Sandwell, Ladywood and Perry Barr areas detailed will of the meetings will be added to this page:
Local patients, volunteers and stakeholders are invited to respective area Citizen Forums. The Forums are meetings held in public every three months to discuss health related issues either in the Sandwell or Ladywood/Perry Barr areas.
The meetings are scheduled to take place as follows:
Ladywood and Perry Barr Citizen Forum (formerly Health & Care Forum) – 28 January 2020
Date: Tuesday 28 January Time: 1.00 – 3.00 pm Venue: Tower Hill Medical Practice, 433 Walsall Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham, B42 1BT
The Agenda is available to view and past papers here
Sandwell Citizen Forum (formerly Health & Care Forum) – 22 January 2020
Date: Wednesday 22 January 2020 Time: 12:15 – 2:30 pm Venue: Elim Church (West Bromwich Community Church), Victoria St, West Bromwich B70 8EX
CCG Celebration event (incorporating the Annual General Meeting) 2019
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In September 2019, the CCG held a celebration event (of the past seven years of the CCG) and the Annual General Meeting which would celebrate all the fantastic achievements and differences made to healthcare locally for patients.
An event was held during the afternoon with each of the twelve teams in the CCG demonstrating what they do in the CCG and their achievements. Agewell came along with their Dementia interactive table and Groundworks came with their smoothie bike to compliment the event.
The event was officially opened by the Worshipful the Mayor of Sandwell, Councillor Dr Ann Jaron. As this was a drop-in event, invites were sent out to the Get involved Membership scheme, GPs, staff, voluntary sector, partners and the members of the public.
Poetry – Emma Purshouse
Play by Flo the Dragan (CCGs mascot for Stay Well)
Agewell; Tai Chi and postural support demonstrations
This event was then followed-on by the Annual General Meeting. The slides for the AGM can be viewed below which gave presentations by the Accountable Officer, Chair and Finance Director.
Following the AGM, the celebrations continued with local entertainment from:
Choir including CCG staff
Dancer – Sophie - Sandwell SHAPE
Bangra performed by singer Izzye and Bangra Smash Up
The whole day was attended by lots of people who even stayed all day for the AGM and evening entertainment.
Comments from people attending the events included:
I have never been to an AGM like this. I have thoroughly enjoyed myself.
What a fabulous event. Thank you
To capture the event and all the highlights of the day a video was taken which can be found on the CCG Youtube:
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.