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.

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 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 pdf new model (1.29 MB) . 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

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

SHA

Posted in Get Involved

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:

Healthworks and ICOF Patient Network

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The Healthworks and ICOF Patient Network meeting covers the area of Handsworth Wood, Handsworth, Smethwick, Ladywood, Winson Green, Aston, Newtown and Nechells.

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 Healthworks and ICOF meetings recently merged.  These 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 and the individual groups:

 

Coming soon ...

Healthworks

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Coming soon