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 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

Patient Networks

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Pioneers for Health

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The Pioneers for Health Patient Network meeting covers the area of Great Barr, Perry Barr and Handsworth.

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 Pioneers for Health meeting is a friendly group that discusses 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 usually rotating between Tower Hill Medical Centre,Perry Barr and venues in Handsworth.

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

26 January

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27 April

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27 July 

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30 November

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Next Patient Network meetings

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Pioneers for Health Patient Network Meeting

Date: Thursday 22nd February2018
Time:  1:30 – 3:00 pm
Tower Hill Partnership Medical Centre

Key topics for discussion: Primary Care Improved Access and Walk-in Centre consultation and Patient Voice policy consultation

SHA Patient Network Meeting

Date: Wednesday 16 May 2018
Time: 1:15 - 3:30 pm
Venue: Elim West Bromwich Community Church, Victoria Street, West Bromwich

To book a place at these meetings or for further information, please call 0121 612 1447

Patient Participation in the CCG

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One of our ICOF Patient Network members and patient volunteer on the Respiratory Group, Surrinder Saund speaks about her experience of getting involved  with the CCG:

For further information on our Patient Network meetings, or to be added onto our distribution lists, please contact:

  • Telephone: 0121 612 1447
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