Get Involved

you said we did illustration PNG image 300 pxlYour 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.

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 Involvement Model

We have recently reviewed our Patient Involvement Model and have engaged with local patients, citizens and voluntary sector representatives on our pdf new model (198 KB) . 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

Patient Summit Meetings

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Patient Summit Meetings are held yearly and are a GP led meeting.  These meetings give the attendees the opportunity to ask questions and also take part in a variety of topics.

Black Country Patient Summit meeting

Date: Tuesday 1 May 2018
Inspiration Suite, The Village Hotel, Castlegate Drive, Dudley, DY1 4TB
Time: 5:45 – 8:00 pm

Joint ICOF and Healthworks Patient Summit meeting

Date: Tuesday 5 June 2018
Venue: The H Suite, 100 Icknield Port Road, Edgbaston, B16 0AA
Time: (5:30 pm Registration and Refreshments) 6:00 – 7:30 pm for meeting

To book a place, 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.

NHS 70th Birthday Party invite to PPG members

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To celebrate the 70th Birthday of the NHS, Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG are hosting a vintage style tea party on Thursday 5th July in the afternoon.

Two members from each GP PPG (Patient Participation Group) are being invited to attend this celebratory event to celebrate the past, present and future of the NHS.

For more information, about attending the event, contact your GP Practice Manager.

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Cancer review - patient event

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Patients are being asked to help develop options for the future of some cancer services in Sandwell and West Birmingham. An event in West Bromwich next week will be the first of a series of listening activities designed to ensure patient views influence the Cancer Review that is underway.
At the event, patients will be invited to give their feedback on their current experiences of services, suggestions on how the services could be run differently, as well as outline what is important to them and what the priorities should be for selecting the potential options.

Services affected by the Cancer Review include Solid Tumour Oncology services for Lung, Upper GI, Gastroenterology, Colorectal, Breast and Gynaecological cancers. It is also looking at how Acute Oncology is provided, as well as the future of the specialized Pan-Birmingham Gynae-Oncology Centre.

The Cancer Review recognises the importance of patient engagement in the process, and is designed to identify options for a permanent solution that best meets the needs of the local population.

The review will also cover Haemo-oncology services for blood based cancers. This service is currently provided at both City and Sandwell Hospitals and the Trust is proposing to run it on one site so that patients will benefit from a service that has all its trained clinical staff in one place.

The first patient event will take place on Tuesday 27 March at West Bromwich Albion Football Ground – The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B71 4LD.

If you would like to attend the event please book by emailing the below address, or calling the telephone number provided:

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Telephone: 0121 612 1447

Patients can also get involved by:

•        Taking part in a One to One telephone interview
•        Joining an online webinar that you can log in to at home
•        Taking part in a short freepost questionnaire that you can complete and return to us for free.

General Practice Stars of 2018 Awards

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For the second year running, the CCG hosted the General Practice Star Awards.

The Awards Ceremony was held on Thursday 12 July 2018 at the West Bromwich Albion Football Ground where nominees, dignatories, guests and staff all came together to celebrate the dedication and hard work of general practice staff.



Photographs from the Awards Ceremony:

GP Awards 2018

 Videos from Ceremony:


The following members of staff won each of the categories listed below:

Dr Parmjit Marok received the title of GP of the Year for making an exceptional difference in her day to day clinical practice at Rotton Park Medical Centre. She also shines as a GP trainer, GP appraiser and one of the CCG GP Forward View clinical leads.

Davinia George from Regis Medical Centre was awarded Practice Nurse of the Year for having passion, drive and giving everything and everyone 100%.

This year’s Patient Champion is Pam Jones who was recognised for her commitment to working with the CCG and her GP practice to ensure that the patient voice is heard to help develop and strengthen local healthcare.

Dr Saira Khan was a truly deserving winner of the Chair's Special Recognition Award. While enjoying a social break in London, Dr Khan stepped in to provide first-aid support during the attacks at Borough Market in London. 

There were also:

  • Antibiotics Champion Award - The Nurse Practitioner Team; Lianne White and Rebeca Cobane from Hill Top Medical Centre.
  • Collaboration of the Year Award - Broadway Health Centre
  • Primary Care Innovation Award - Dr Manir Aslam and Dr Imran Zaman, Broadway Health Centre
  • Rising Star Award - Santokh Sohal from Laurie Pike Health Centre and Helen Sargeant from Smethwick Medical Centre
  • Unsung Hero Award (Non-clinical) - Paulette Riley from Oakham Surgery and Betty Colbourne from Laurie Pike Health Centre
  • Unsung Hero Award (Clinical) - Gillian Williams from Smethwick Medical Centre and Dr Emma Andrews from Church Road Surgery
  • Practice Team of the Year Award - The Diabetes Team: Amelia Cook, Frances Fletcher, Dr Swayam Iyer, Tara Stevenson from Smethwick Medical Centre
  • Practice Manager Award - Michael Lacken-Whelen from Handsworth Wood Medical Practice
  • GP Trainee of the Year Award - Dr Rachel Maher from Oakham Surgery