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

What Matters to You Roadshow - 20 September - Tesco, Aston

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The last What Matters to you Roadshow takes place on Thursday 20 September at Tesco, Aston Lane, Aston, B6 6QR.   We will be asking your views on the NHS between 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm.

We look forward to seeing you next Thursday

Alternatively, you can give us your views by our on-line form until Friday 21 September.

Pioneers for Health Patient Network meeting - 4 October 2018

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Patients, carers and service users who use GP practices in the Great Barr, Perry Barr and Handsworth area of West Birmingham are invited to join us at the next local Patient Network meeting to be held at Tower Hill Medical Practice at 1:30 pm

For further information, 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.

Patient Groups

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Your views are important to us and there are many ways you can get involved: 

Training and support for public involvement

We support members of the public who are involved with the CCG through the groups above; we can offer training, network and development opportunities to help our patient partners to engage more effectively with their own communities. 

The CCG recently offered PPG members the opportunity to attend a free course on developing their involvement skills and knowledge. You can download the PPG development programme slides here

Save the date - AGM 4th September!

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We're inviting everyone to attend our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the 4 September, which will showcase the difference we've made to our healthcare community over the past year.

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