We’re looking forward to working with local people and community groups to shape the future of healthcare services in the Black Country and West Birmingham. 

Details of completed consultations and engagement exercises will be recorded here.

The Black Country and West Birmingham Question Time: Primary Care event was the first event of this style the engagement team have trialled and was dedicated to answering the public’s questions about primary care.

We held the event virtually on zoom and had 75 people register to attend, with 59 attending on the day and over 25 questions submitted in advance to our panel consisting of:

  • Dr Masood Ahmed (Chief Medical Officer),
  • Sarbjit Bassi (Director of Primary Care),
  • Dr James Gwilt (GP and Clinical Director),
  • Helen Kilminster (Senior Pharmacist and PCN Clinical Director).

Some themes proved to be very popular; the availability of face to face appointments, and whether GP’s are open. All of the questions and answers can be read in the event report here.

The feedback from the event was very good with 97% finding the event very, or somewhat useful, and similarly, 97% wishing to do a similar event in the future.