Early Years Redesign Consultation Exercise

This consultation has now closed 

Birmingham’s Early Years Services provide support around 100,000 parents and 80,000 children at any one time. To enable us to deliver the results we want for children and parents we will need to radically rethink how we will work in the future.

Our plans are ambitious and include creating a new integrated Health and Wellbeing Offer for parents by changing the way we deliver the following services:

  • Children’s centres;
  • Health visiting and family nurse partnerships;
  • Parenting support services;
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding support services

Consultation on the SEND Inspection Framework

This consultation has now closed 

On Monday 12 October, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission launched a public consultation on proposals for inspecting local areas’ effectiveness in identifying and meeting the needs of children and young people who are disabled and have special educational needs. The consultation is available online at: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/local-area-send-consultation. It closes on 4 January 2016 at 11:30pm.

A young people’s consultation is also available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/467242/QUESTIONS_Local_Areas_young_people_FINAL_2015_10_12.pdf  

Independent inspection, combined with local and national accountability measures, will show how the SEN and disability system is performing; which parts are working well and less well; and whether outcomes are improving for children and young people. You can find out more about SEN and disability accountability by following this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/416347/Accountability_Publication.pdf

Improving outcomes for people with mental health problems

This consultation has now closed 

‘Improving outcomes for people with mental health problems’, sets out a vision for mental health services across Birmingham.

While lots of progress has been made in delivering this strategy to date, leaders from across the city have come together to review the strategy direction, to make sure we are still focusing on the areas that need our attention most.

Delivery of the strategy is overseen by the mental health system strategy group. This group includes representation from NHS Birmingham CrossCity, Birmingham South Central and Sandwell and West Birmingham CCGs, alongside Birmingham City Council. The group would like a conversation about the strategy to take place, with key partners and organisations, across the city.  We need to ensure that it is fit for purpose, that the right areas are being focused on and importantly to create good and mutually beneficial working relationships.

The four outcomes we would like to focus on are:

  1. Prevent mental ill-health and get earlier help for people starting to suffer poor mental wellbeing;
  2. Protect those who are most vulnerable from the adverse effects of mental Ill-health;
  3. Better management of mental health crises and preventing them from occurring; and
  4. Recovery of people with mental health problems into everyday life.

For further information see the document:   pdf Improving outomes for people with mental health problems (154 KB)

After you’ve read the document, we would like your thoughts and ideas on seven questions.  Please also provide any additional feedback. Please complete our short  online survey.

The deadline for providing your responses is 5pm on Thursday 17 September 2015.  

For more information, please contact Birmingham Cross City CCG, who are leading the stakeholder discussion by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0121 255 0555

Partner Consultation- Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust

This work has now been completed

Our partners Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Trust are seeking views on their 'New Dawn' proposals. 

Over the years, mental health services have changed a great deal in Birmingham and Solihull, with more service and treatment options available.

At the moment there is a growing and very welcome national focus on mental health and wellbeing. The Trust is taking the opportunity to reflect on this and look at how they can improve what they do. 

To find out more about the consultation visit their website.

GP services listening exercise

This work has now been completed

Get involved in our listening exercise around GP services.

We want to hear your views on GP services in Sandwell and West Birmingham, including what works well and what could be further improved. Your feedback will help us design and build a better service for the future.