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Healthier Futures - Stakeholder Workshops

We are currently hosting a series of virtual workshops to update stakeholders on the proposed changes to ICSs and what it means for staff and patients within our system.

The workshops are led by Jonathan Fellows, Chair Designate, Black Country Integrated Care Board and Mark Axcell, Interim CEO Designate, Black Country Integrated Care Board.

Each workshop has been themed to guide stakeholders through the transition journey to date, ensuring there is a clear understanding of the preparation and progress that has been made locally, as well as the purpose and benefits for integrating health and care across the Black Country.

We encourage all stakeholders to attend, including health and care staff from NHS and Local Authorities, primary care colleagues, community and voluntary sector partners, patient and public representatives.

Booking details can be found below, including materials from workshops that have already taken place.

Workshop 1: What does the Health and Care Bill mean for the Black Country?

28 February 2022, 14:00 - 15:30

Watch the live recording from this workshop and download a copy of the presentation and  questions and answers.

Workshop 2: Understanding our priorities

24 March 2022, 14:00 - 15:30

  • Understanding our population and their health needs
  • What are our priorities for the system?

Watch the live recording from this workshop and download a copy of the presentation  and questions and answers .

Workshop 3: How will the system take action to improve the health and care of local people?

26 May 2022, 14:00 - 15:30

  • How will the Integrated Care Board governance work?
  • How will we hear the voices of local people and communities?

Watch the live recording from the workshop and download a copy of the presentation  and questions and answers . You can also watch the ICS movie on YouTube.

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