Training Hub Highly Commended at Social Prescribing Link Worker Awards
The Black Country & West Birmingham Training Hub was Highly Commended at the national Link Worker Day Conference, which took place on 19th May 2022. The Training Hub was a finalist for the Social Prescribing Workforce Initiative of the Year award.
The nomination, which was made by an external stakeholder, recognised the Hub for engaging and listening to social prescribing link workers, making their voices h...
Today (5 May) is International Day of the Midwife and the Black Country and West Birmingham Local Maternity and Neonatal System (LMNS) wants to thank those who make a difference to families across our communities.
Sally Roberts, Chief Nursing Officer for NHS Black Country and West Birmingham CCG, said: “How fantastic that we can make today all about our wonderful midwives.
“Once again, we find ourselves talking about another difficult year for them as they have supported mums-to-be a...
The leadership team for the new Black Country Integrated Care Board (ICB) continues to take shape with the appointment of a new executive.
The ICB, which will begin operation on 1 July 2022, has successfully appointed to the role of Chief Operating Officer.
The news follows last week’s announcement that the NHS had gone out to advert for a substantive Chief Executive Officer to lead the ICB.
The role of Chief Operating Officer will be held by Mr Matthew Hartland, who is currently ...
Since the start of the vaccination roll-out, more than 2.6 million vaccines have been administered in the Black Country and West Birmingham.
More than 980,000 people have now received at least one dose of the vaccine, with almost 690,000 taking up at least three doses.
The spring booster programme is also continuing at pace, with almost 47,000 eligible people vaccinated since March. Those eligible for a spring booster include care home residents, people who are 75 and over and those age...
This World Asthma Day (Tuesday 3 May), health chiefs in the Black Country and West Birmingham are raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of asthma.
World Asthma Day is organised by the Global Initiative for asthma, which aims to improve asthma awareness and care.
Asthma is a common lung condition that causes occasional breathing difficulties. It affects people of all ages and often starts in childhood, although it can also develop for the first time in adults.
The main symptoms are a whi...
The NHS has today gone out to advert for a substantive Chief Executive Officer to lead the new Black Country Integrated Care Board and play a pivotal role within the local health and care system.
Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) are partnerships of health and care organisations, local government and the voluntary sector. These partnerships aim to meet health and care needs, coordinate services and plan in a way that improves the health of local people and reduces inequalities between different gr...
Two years on from the first UK lockdown, health chiefs across the Black Country and West Birmingham have paid tribute to staff and members of the public.
The declaration of the pandemic was made by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in January 2020 and the UK went into full lockdown on Monday 23 March 2020.
Since then, health and care staff from across the NHS, local authorities and the voluntary sector have worked in partnership to provide services and support communities, as well as standin...
Residents, volunteers and staff from across the Black Country attended a special workshop last week to have their say on how the health and care sector should engage with local people.
The workshop saw more than 100 people – including health and care staff from the NHS and local authorities, community and voluntary sector partners, and patient and public representatives – come together to help produce an engagement approach for the new Black Country Integrated Care System (ICS), launching on 1 ...
A flagship Sandwell vaccination centre has delivered more than 140,000 lifesaving COVID-19 jabs in its first year.
Tipton Sports Academy has played an instrumental role in the vaccine roll out, administering first, second and booster doses, and is Sandwell’s largest and busiest vaccination centre.
Louise Brown, Clinical and Operations Lead at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs the centre, said: “What a year it’s been since the vaccination centre opened its doors. I am immensely...
The Black Country Integrated Care Board (ICB) is looking to finalise its future executive team ready for its establishment in July 2022 (subject to the passage of the Health and Care Bill).
Recruitment for the remaining three out of six future executive roles has now gone live:
Chief People Officer
Chief Equality and Innovation Officer
Chief Operating Officer
These roles follow the appointment of Interim Chief Executive Designate, Mark Axcell, in November 2021 and the recent appointment...