Following a successful bid, we are pleased to confirm that local NHS trusts are taking part in a national programme to help the NHS further accelerate diagnostic activity and recover services from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as quickly as possible.
Our colleagues across NHS services are working hard to recover services affected by the pandemic, now the vaccine programme has helped to significantly reduce the number of Covid patients needing care.
Throughout the pandemic the NHS has con...
Thousands of letters are being sent to adults in Walsall this week, inviting them to take part in the world’s largest trial of a revolutionary new cancer-detecting blood test.
The potentially lifesaving Galleri™ test can detect more than 50 types of cancer before symptoms appear. The NHS-Galleri trial, the first of its kind, aims to recruit 140,000 volunteers nationally, including thousands in the West Midlands, to see how well the test works in the NHS.
Walsall is the first location in the We...
NHS England is advertising for a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the future Black Country Integrated Care Board (ICB).
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, to coordinate services and to plan in a way that improves population health and reduces inequalities between different groups.
From April 2022 (subject to legislation) ICSs will become statutory...
A team from the NHS Black Country and West Birmingham Integrated Care System (BCWB ICS) have been named as finalists at this year’s HSJ Awards.
The community inclusion team at Healthier Futures, the Black Country and West Birmingham’s Integrated Care System, has been shortlisted for the NHS Race Equality Award, recognising their outstanding contribution in identifying and tackling ethnic health inequalities for local people.
The area was hit hard by the onset of COVID-19 in January 2020, with...
As students receive their A-level results today, local NHS leaders across the area are calling on young people to consider a career in the NHS.
With over 350 different roles available, the NHS is one of the top 10 employers in the world, employing more than 1.3million people.
Degrees in nursing, midwifery and allied health subjects are all varied, exciting and challenging in equal measure.
Once qualified, you could work directly with patients, in hospitals, an ambulance trust, or in the commu...
A new online platform has launched to highlight the wide range of apprenticeships available across health and care in the Black Country and West Birmingham https://www.healthierfutures.co.uk/apprenticeships.
Apprenticeships are an opportunity to earn, learn and make a difference to the NHS with qualifications ranging from GSCE and equivalents up to master’s degrees, through a mix of on-the-job training and classroom learning.
Recognising that it hasn't been easy to find different apprenticesh...
Roadmap Supervision (RMSV) TrainingNews
Clinicians are invited to undertake Roadmap Supervision (RMSV) Training to support colleagues to be recognised as a First Contact Practitioner with the Centre of Advancing Practice.
There are two routes on the roadmap to be recognised as an FCP with the Centre of Advancing Practice:
Portfolio route: requires submission of a portfolio of evidence signed off by an approved roadmap supervisor (RMSV); clinician criteria to be eligible for this training is...
A unique online recruitment event is being held next week for people interested in a career in social care within the Black Country and West Birmingham (BCWB).
Social care is about supporting people to maintain their independence, dignity and control. Social care workers could work in a care home, in the local community, or provide personal support in someone’s home.
Around 34,000 people are employed in social care across BCWB, and the event on Wednesday 28 April will explore the opportunities...
The NHS is celebrating an important milestone this week as more than half of all adults in the Black Country & West Birmingham have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
More than 540,000 first doses have now been administered, thanks to the unprecedented scale vaccination programme which has seen people receive their vaccine in hospitals, care homes, GP surgeries, pharmacies and even local sports centres and places of worship.
Sally Roberts, Chief Nursing Officer for the NHS Blac...
Anyone aged 50 and over can get their first dose of the Covid-19 jab by registering on the door at certain local Vaccination Centres now.
Those who are eligible can arrive at on the following Vaccination Centres without an appointment from today until (and including) April 2nd :
Saddlers Centre, Walsall.
Tipton Sports Academy, Sandwell
WV Active Aldersley , Wolverhampton
Or, for the Sadlers Centre and Tipton Sports Academy, they can book by calling 119 or o...