The Partnership is formed of the following 15 local, health and care organisations:
- Black Country and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group
- Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
- DIHC - Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS Trust
- The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
- City of Wolverhampton Council
- The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
- West Midlands Ambulance Service
- NHS England & Improvement
- Black Country Healthcare
- Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust
- Birmingham City Council
- Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
- Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
- Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council
- Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
The partnership became an Integrated Care System (ICS) in April 2021 and we are now working towards becoming a statutory organisation (subject to legislation ) by April 2022. As an ICS, we are jointly responsible for managing resources, delivering NHS standards, and improving the health and care outcomes of 1.5 million people in the Black Country and West Birmingham.
Our vision and values
Working together to improve the
health and wellbeing of local people
Our first priority ‘Healthier People’ is about improving the quality of services and placing local people at the centre of their care.
We hope to prevent ill health and reduce the inequalities that exist so that you can:
- Live healthier for longer
- Have more personalised care
- Have access to more digital solutions to support your care
- Have opportunities for healthy life choices
We want to work with you to explore the role that you and communities play in supporting local people to be healthier and happier.
The best place to work
Our next priority focuses on our valued workforce. We know that to provide the best quality services we need the highest quality staff.
Together, we will have a renewed focus on retaining our existing workforce, attract more people to work in health and care locally, and by developing new roles to support integrated models of care.
Our workforce will know that we care about them, so that they can care for you.
They will also have
- Opportunities to develop
- Have more balance between their work and home lives
- And more opportunities to move easily between the organisations in our health and care partnership.
Ultimately, we want the Black Country West Birmingham to be the best place to work.
Fit for the future
Our last priority is about how we create a system that supports the integration of health and care services, whilst making the best use of the money we have.
This priority focuses on the system changes that are required to enable front-line services to deliver high quality, accessible care and support.
Local people will see
- New state-of-the-art facilities
- More modern digital technologies
- Hospitals working together to deliver safe and sustainable services
- Local integrated neighbourhood teams supporting your social, physical and mental health needs
- Along with a new dedicated mental health service provider.