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
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Current News

Mental Health and Wellbeing co-design event

Posted in Get Involved

Patients, service users and organisations joined us on the 15 January 2018 for another Mental Health and Wellbeing co-design event to listen to the feedback from recent discussions on the design of mental health and wellbeing services.

 Mental Health Co design event 15.1.18  photograph of event

Patient Network members visit Midland Metropolitan Hospital (MMH)

Posted in Get Involved

A second visit was arranged for Patient Network Members to the building site of the new MMH hospital on Tuesday 28 November.

Despite the cold weather, the visit was a great success with 32 people attending the visit.  Members listened to a presentation from the building contractor, Carillion and viewed two films about the new hospital including a drone flying over the construction site showing the current progress of the building.

Some members climbed the steps to a special viewing platform to see the building currently under construction.

The new MMH hospital is due to be completed in the Spring 2019. 

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Local ladies group learn how to Stay Well this Winter

Posted in Get Involved

The Engagement team visited the Yemini Community Centre to engage with a local group of ladies about the flu vaccination and give tips on how to Stay Well this Winter.

There were some serious messages about making sure that eligible women get their flu vaccination to protect them and their family from either their local GP or participating pharmacist.  We also discussed how to prevent the spread of germs.

The ladies also received useful water bottles to make sure that they keep hydrated through the winter months together with a thermometer to ensure their homes are kept warm enough.

Yemini Ladies Group

Visit to Midland Met Hospital 20 October

Posted in Get Involved

On Friday 20 October, Patient Network Members went to visit the construction site of the new Midland Met Hospital.

Members were treated to a really informative presentation on the building which was being constructed in layers like a "wedding cake".  Lots of questions were asked about the building and then members went to view the new building from a special viewing platform of the building taking shape.

Some of the Member's commented following the visit:

  • I am so pleased I came this afternoon as I really enjoyed the visit
  • Presentation was really useful and informative
  • The video was really good
  • Amazing how the big the building
  • We would like to visit the building when it is completed

Photograph of the members from the viewing platform:

Patient Network Members