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.

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

ICOF and Healthworks area - Joint Patient Summit meeting – Tuesday 6 March 2018 - EVENT POSTPONED

Posted in Get Involved

ICOF logoAll GPs, staff, PPG members and patients are invited to attend the yearly Patient Summit meeting which has been organised for Tuesday 6th March as follows:


Time:    12:30 (Registration and sandwiches)
              1:00 – 3:00 pm meeting

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

Participants will be able to listen to an update on the NHS, hear about the activities over the previous twelve months  from the three Patient Representatives for the area together with giving their views on the new Primary Care Improved Access and Walk in Centre consultation.   There will also be an opportunity for patients to ask questions at the Summit.

A copy of the Agenda can be found document here (101 KB)

To book a place or to let us know any dietary or accessibility requirements, please contact the Engagement Team on 0121 612 1447 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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