Independent Chair appointed to Black Country health and care partnership

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Jonathan FellowsJonathan Fellows has been appointed as the Independent Chair of the Black Country and West Birmingham Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP). 

The STP is a partnership of health and social care organisations that have come together to improve the health and wellbeing of people across the Black Country and West Birmingham. 

Mr Fellows brings to the Partnership a strong record of achievement in senior roles in the private and public sector. He has been finance director for a number of large national businesses within the media and retail sectors and has also been a nonexecutive director at the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust for 11 years. He is currently the Chair of the Black Country Pathology Service Oversight Group, responsible for providing strategic direction and delivering improvement in pathology services across the Black Country, West Birmingham, Shrewsbury and Telford. 

Mr Fellows will provide leadership to the STP Board and support the 18 health and care organisations involved in the Partnership to transform the delivery of health and care services across the Black Country and West Birmingham. 

Mr Fellows said: “I am delighted to join the STP and look forward to working with partner organisations to improve local services. With the demand for healthcare increasing, there is a need for us to work closer together and use the expertise and knowledge of local people, communities, healthcare professionals and organisations to transform how we deliver health and care services.” 

Dr Helen Hibbs, Senior Responsible Officer for the STP said: “Jonathan joins us at a very important stage in our development as we continue to collaborate to develop integrated care across our Partnership. The role of Independent Chair will be fundamental in driving forward this agenda, which will maximise our ability to deliver the sustainable, high quality care local people deserve.”