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

ICOF and Healthworks Patient Summit meeting - 5 June - Cancelled

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.

Non-Cancers Clinical Education Event - 17.5.18

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

Colon Photograph      Bowel Cancer Screening Colon photograph

Harmonised Treatment Policies

Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG Harmonised Treatment Policies Phase 2 Summary 

Following on from new treatment policies published in 20016/17, in July 2017 Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG began working with clinicians and key stakeholders to discuss and assess the evidence and current guidance relating to 21 further treatments and procedures. As a result draft policies have been created in the areas listed below.

The table shows the treatment or procedure, details of the prosposed changes and an opportunity for you to read the full policy as well as a patient friendly leaflet. 

You can share your thoughts on the approach to creating these new harmonised polices and any feedback on the changes by completing our short survey or by attending one of the dedicated engagement events listed below the table. 

Black Country Patient Summit - 1 May 2018

On Tuesday 1 May, the Black Country Patient Network members all came together for the yearly Patient Summit meeting at the Village Hotel, Dudley.

There were updates on the local and NHS projects from Dr Sykes, Chair of the Black Country LCG.  Dr Aslam spoke about a new consultation called Improving Access to Same Day Healthcare Services and Dr Muthuveloe talked about how the NHS is 70 years old on the 5 July.   He took the members on a journey of how the NHS started and how it has developed over the years even bringing his own family into the talk.

Members had the opportunity to ask questions to of the GPs and staff in attendance.  The finale ended with Pam Jones, Patient Representative thanking the NHS staff for looking after her healthcare needs over the years and saying we have a great health service, which attracted a round of applause from all members.


Pat Jones opening the meeting Question time with GPs


NHS 70

Why are we celebrating 70 years of the NHS?

  • To thank NHS staff for their hard work and commitment, profiling their skills, experience and successes and celebrating their diversity, whilst recognising the challenges they face – this includes volunteers, NHS charities and social care staff, as well voluntary sector, social enterprise and charity partners.

  • To look back over the last 70 years of the NHS celebrating key clinical, technological, scientific, medical and workforce developments and breakthroughs.

  • To look forward and build confidence amongst staff and the public about the NHS’s long term future, recognising that the way care is delivered will continue to evolve, with a particular focus on innovation and technology.

  • To support a public conversation about the NHS of the future and to develop an archive of staff and patient stories for future generations to engage with.

  • To allow people to connect with, and understand better, their local NHS through a range of NHS70-themed events, exhibitions, awards and other initiatives.