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.

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:

  • Maternity Voice Partnership
  • Get Involved Membership scheme 
  • Use Twitter to give us your views @swbccg
  • Telephone us on 0121 612 1447 
  • Email:: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our current approaches to participation are demonstrated by the word cloud below:

current approaches to participation

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.

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
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Current News

NHS 70 Vintage Tea Party - 5 July 2018

Posted in Get Involved

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.

NHS 70 Vintage Tea Party

ICOF and Healthworks Patient Summit meeting - 5 June - Cancelled

Posted in Get Involved

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

Posted in Get Involved

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

Black Country Patient Summit - 1 May 2018

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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