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Residents invited to have their say on Primary Care in the Black Country

Residents in the Black Country and West Birmingham are being encouraged to have their say on primary care services, as local health organisations look to develop a joint strategy for how it will improve the care for patients over the next five years.

NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in the Black Country and West Birmingham have worked together to organise four engagement events during May to capture the views and experiences of local residents.

The events will be an opportunity to hear how health and care organisations are working together to improve access, continuity and coordination of care for local people.

Paul Maubach, Senior Responsible Officer for Primary Care in the Black Country and West Birmingham, said; “Developing a joint strategy is hugely important for the future of primary care services in the local area – which is why we want as many people as possible to have their say.

“We want to build on the joint success we have had recently with our GP workforce schemes and continue to identify opportunities where we can work together to ensure people will have more timely access to services close to where they live.”

The events will be taking place at the following times and locations. If you wish to attend, please register via the online booking links or telephone 01902 442610.

Locality

Date / Time

Venue

Online Booking

Dudley

Thursday 23 May 2019

1.30pm - 3.30pm

Bank Street Methodist Church, Bank Street, Brierley Hill, DY5 3DA

Book here

Sandwell & West Birmingham

Tuesday 21 May 2019

Registration 9:30am

Start 10am - 12pm

CAP Centre, Windmill Lane, Smethwick, B66 3LX

Book here

Walsall

Monday 20 May 2019

2pm - 4pm

Beechdale Lifelong Community Centre, Stephenson Square, Walsall, WS2 7DY

Book here

Wolverhampton

Thursday 23 May 2019

10.30am - 12.30pm

Executive Suite, Hayward Stand, Molineux, Wolverhampton, WV1 4QR

Book here

Have your say on plans to improve Primary Care in the Black Country and West Birmingham

Following the publication of the national NHS Long Term Plan, which sets out how the NHS will improve care for patients over the next ten years, CCGs in the Black Country and West Birmingham are planning improvements to primary care services and would like to hear the views of local people.

We recognise that Primary Care provides the first point of contact for many people. The main source of primary care is general practice, which is the care and treatment delivered from doctors’ surgeries in local communities.

Black Country Perinatal Community Mental Health Service

Find out all about the perinatal service available to mums in the Black Country. This video was released during Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week to help highlight the importance of the support and help they offer. 

Black Country Mental Health Service provides care and treatment to local mums

3 May 2019

New and expectant mums living in the Black Country can access care and treatment from a specialist perinatal community mental health service this Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week (April 29-May 5).

Every year, Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week helps to raise awareness of the challenges of motherhood and encourages mothers to seek help.

With this in mind, local health professionals would like to remind new and expectant mums of the support they offer through the specialist perinatal service.

Clinical Case For Change

Clinical leaders from across the Black Country and West Birmingham have agreed twelve clinical priorities to improve the health and care outcomes of local people. The twelve priorities are part of a 'clinical case for change' for delivering integrated health and care services.

The case for change will be clinically led and will make a difference to local patients by:
• Reducing unwarranted variation and duplication across health and care services
• Helping to address the triple aim: improve people’s health, improve the quality of services and deliver financial stability.
• Ensuring services are of the highest quality and sustainable.
• Ensuring clinical services are delivered with a workforce equipped to deliver.

During the summer, the case for change will be used to inform a five-year plan for how local health and care organisations will deliver the ambitions set out in the NHS Long Term Plan.