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 and attend public meetings.

There are various ways for you to take part and give us your views:

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. You can find out how the ways you get involved influences the CCG on our listening to you page

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. 

You can also keep up to date with what's happening in the CCG and how you can get involved in consultation and engagement events through our stakeholder newsletter. You can read it 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.
  • Use Twitter to give us your views @swbccg

Current News

Patient Network members visit Midland Metropolitan Hospital (MMH)

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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

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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

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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


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The SHA Patient Network meeting covers the area of Wednesbury, Smethwick, Oldbury.

Patients who are registered with the local GP practices, Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) attend their local area’s Patient Network meetings.  In some meetings, practice managers and voluntary sector representatives also attend the meetings.

The SHA meetings are very friendly and welcoming.  Members discuss a wide variety of subjects, and members also report on local health related issues both in the area and at their GP practices.  The members meet every three months at local venues.

Members of the Patient Network meetings also get invited to larger events such as visits to local hospitals, the Annual General Meetings and any consultation events.

Detailed below are the Agenda and Notes of the meetings from this group: