Walk this way to beat the Winter blues

Residents in Sandwell and West Birmingham are being encouraged to get on their boots and walk away the winter blues. Walking can help to fight off stress and depression which can hit many people hard in January.


Walking, like other physical activities, releases endorphins which improve mood and reduce stress and anxiety. So, active people have a reduced risk of suffering clinical depression.

Cold weather warning for Sandwell and West Birmingham residents

Sandwell and West Birmingham residents are being advised to take extra precautions as colder weather sweeps across the area later this week. We are warning that prolonged periods of cold weather can be dangerous, especially for the very young, very old or those with chronic diseases.

The Met Office has issued a Level 2 cold weather alert for the Sandwell and West Birmingham area for severe cold weather. Low temperatures are going to continue until at least 25 January.

A New Year, A Healthier You: Your guide for 2019

The festivities and celebrations are over and 2018 is a thing of the past. It’s time to look ahead and NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG has developed the following guide to help ensure 2019 is healthier and happier for yourself and the whole family, it could also help with keeping a resolution or two.

Pharmacy opening hours across Sandwell and West Birmingham over Christmas and New Year 2018

Health leaders in Sandwell and West Birmingham are encouraging the public to choose their health services wisely over the Christmas period (24th December - 2nd January)