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

Current News

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


Joint ICOF and Healthworks Patient Network Meeting - 15 March

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The next Joint ICOF and Healthworks Patient Network meeting will be held on Thursday 15 March.  

Time: 12:30 Registration - Meeting 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Venue: CAP Centre, Windmill Lane, West Midlands.  B66 3LX

Please contact the Engagement Team on 0121 612 1447 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book a place.

To view the Agenda.

ICOF and Healthworks - Patient Summit new date - Tuesday 5 June

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The ICOF and Healthworks Joint Patient Summit meeting scheduled for the 6 March has now been postponed until Tuesday 5 June 2018.

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

Time:  6:00 - 7:30 pm

Everyone is more than welcome to attend.   Please call the Engagement Team to book a place on 0121 612 1447 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Attend a ‘Whose Shoes?’ listening workshop!

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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.