News

30.09.2020

Update on Covid-19

(from Dr Lisa McNally, Sandwell Director for Public Health) “We are aware some people have experienced problems booking a local test in recent days. This is a national issue and we have been informed that…

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30.09.2020

Local Community Cancer Champion Project in Sandwell and West Birmingham

  About the Community Cancer Champion Project in Sandwell and West Birmingham  Overall aim of the Sandwell and West Birmingham Community Cancer Champion  project; To recruit and educate volunteers from the general public to equip…

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17.09.2020

Covid-19 Testing

We are aware some people have experienced problems booking a local test in recent days. This is a national issue and we have been informed that the Government’s testing team are working to rectify the…

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16.09.2020

Trace and Trace scam – They will ask you to pay £50 for a postal testing kit.

15.09.2020

Healthwatch Sandwell response to Future arrangements for NHS commissioning across the Black country and West Birmingham

Thank you for inviting Healthwatch Sandwell to contribute to the consultation on the proposed merger of the four CCGs in the Black Country. As you know we have participated in your public meetings, hosted our…

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11.09.2020

Survey regarding individual’s experiences of the Safeguarding Process.

A survey regarding individual’s experiences of the Safeguarding Process. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FB77Z28 If you come across anyone who has been supported by the safeguarding team can you please direct them to the above. Also, I am holding…

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08.09.2020

Caring during Covid

The COVID 19 pandemic has affected every walk of life. Healthwatch Sandwell have spoken to carers of adults (aged 18+) who have had their support services disrupted or paused during the pandemic. This has caused an…

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25.08.2020

The Future of Commissioning in the Black Country and West Birmingham

(from Sandwell & West Birmingham CCG)   Following two listening exercises during late 2019 and early 2020, we are now seeking views on a proposal to change the future of commissioning for the Black Country…

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19.08.2020

INFORMATION FOR STAKEHOLDERS: Update on NHS dental services in the Midlands for Asylum Seekers, Refugees and other vulnerable groups

(from NHS England and NHS Improvement for the Midlands) Please find the attached update on access to NHS dental services in the Midlands for Asylum Seekers, Refugees and other vulnerable groups. Update on Dental Services…

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19.08.2020

New obesity strategy unveiled as country urged to lose weight to beat coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect the NHS

A number of measures have been announced as part of the government’s new obesity strategy.  The strategy is being launched alongside the new ‘Better Health’ campaign, led by Public Health England (PHE). The government strategy…

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