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 

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Current News

ICOF and Healthworks Patient Summit meeting - 5 June - Cancelled

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Please note that this Patient Summit meeting has been cancelled.

The next Patient Network meeting will be held on Tuesday 4 September at the Handsworth Fire Station.

Non-Cancers Clinical Education Event - 17.5.18

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Today, the staff from the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust joined us and brought along their inflatable bowel raising awareness of bowel cancer and the importance of screening.

This proved to be a popular talking point

Colon Photograph      Bowel Cancer Screening Colon photograph

Black Country Patient Summit - 1 May 2018

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On Tuesday 1 May, the Black Country Patient Network members all came together for the yearly Patient Summit meeting at the Village Hotel, Dudley.

There were updates on the local and NHS projects from Dr Sykes, Chair of the Black Country LCG.  Dr Aslam spoke about a new consultation called Improving Access to Same Day Healthcare Services and Dr Muthuveloe talked about how the NHS is 70 years old on the 5 July.   He took the members on a journey of how the NHS started and how it has developed over the years even bringing his own family into the talk.

Members had the opportunity to ask questions to of the GPs and staff in attendance.  The finale ended with Pam Jones, Patient Representative thanking the NHS staff for looking after her healthcare needs over the years and saying we have a great health service, which attracted a round of applause from all members.


Pat Jones opening the meeting Question time with GPs


NHS 70 Celebrations

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Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group celebrated 70 years of the NHS on the 5 July 2018. 

NHS 70

We were delighted that the Birthday party was attended by the Mayor of Sandwell, Councillor Joy Edis to officially open the party together with Deputy Mayor of Sandwell, Councillor Carol Goult.  To celebrate, a vintage style tea party was organised at the CAP Centre, Windmill Lane, Smethwick and GP Patient and Participation Group (PPG) members, Patient Network members, local dignatories and staff were invited the event. 

Afternoon tea was served to guests on vintage china and cake stands by CCG staff who had dressed up in 1940's style clothing with accompanying aprons.

The entertainment was provided by ‘Diamond Drama' who are part of Sandwell Day Opportunities project.  Sandwell College put together a playlist for the tea party to play at the which was a great hit with people attending the party.

Dr Inderjit Marok (Father) and Dr Parmjit Marok (Daughter) from Rotton Park Surgery gave a brief talk on their own experiences of training and working in general practice over the years.  Professor Nick Harding (Son) compared the event and also in attendance was his Father, Dr Keith Harding.

We also had a local gentleman who turned 70 on the 5 July, so we all sang Happy Birthday and presented him with a celebratory cake.

Photographs from the Tea Party can be seen below:

NHS 70 Vintage Tea Party

Why are we celebrating 70 years of the NHS?

  • To thank NHS staff for their hard work and commitment, profiling their skills, experience and successes and celebrating their diversity, whilst recognising the challenges they face – this includes volunteers, NHS charities and social care staff, as well voluntary sector, social enterprise and charity partners.

  • To look back over the last 70 years of the NHS celebrating key clinical, technological, scientific, medical and workforce developments and breakthroughs.

  • To look forward and build confidence amongst staff and the public about the NHS’s long term future, recognising that the way care is delivered will continue to evolve, with a particular focus on innovation and technology.

  • To support a public conversation about the NHS of the future and to develop an archive of staff and patient stories for future generations to engage with.

  • To allow people to connect with, and understand better, their local NHS through a range of NHS70-themed events, exhibitions, awards and other initiatives.

National NHS 70 website