The patient is at the heart of everything we do and our engagement team actively encourages everyone to get involved.

We work with a wide range of groups and organisations across the Black Country and West Birmingham who represent people with particular health conditions, their families and carers.

We regularly share updates from these partners in our newsletter and on our social media, as well as running events in conjunction with them. Details of any forthcoming sessions will be found on our events page.

If you represent a group and would like to talk about how you and your members can work with us, please contact the team on 0121 612 1447 or email bcwb.engagement@nhs.net.

To interact with us on social media, click the follow buttons at the top of the screen.

 

Healthwatch

We work closely with our Healthwatch colleagues across the Black Country and West Birmingham. Healthwatch plays an important role in holding us and the services we commission to account, in order to get the best possible service for patients. We run regular events with our Healthwatch partners, details of which can be found on our events page.

Click the links below to visit your local Healthwatch website, and find out how you can get involved with their work: 

Local maternity services

All new parents, or parents-to-be, have the opportunity to share their personal experience of using local maternity services with their local Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP).

The partnership is a team of women and their families, who work with commissioners and providers of local healthcare services to review and contribute to the development of maternity care in the area.

The aim is to ensure that every mum-to-be and her family has a chance to have their voice heard about the care they are receiving or have recently received, to help shape maternity services for the future.

Our partnerships are divided into four smaller MVPs across the region covering Dudley, Sandwell and West Birmingham, Walsall and Wolverhampton, to enable people to meet in an area that is local to them.

If you would like to get involved with the MVP for your local area, whether that’s in person or virtually, please email:
Dudley: dudleyccg.dudleymvp@nhs.net
Sandwell and West Birmingham: c.maclaren@gatewayfs.org
Walsall: walsall.mvp@nhs.net
Wolverhampton: 'Coming soon'.