STP News

Season's Greetings

Dr Helen Hibbs, Senior Responsible OfficerOn behalf of the STP, I would like to pass on seasonal greetings to all our health and care partners and their staff. Thank you for your support and involvement. We look forward to working with you throughout 2019, as we continue to improve the health and wellbeing of our local population.

Best wishes

Dr Helen Hibbs

Stakeholder Newsletter - December 2018

View the Black Country and West Birmingham STP Stakeholder Newsletter -  pdf December 2018 (232 KB)

GP retention schemes attract over 200 expressions of interest from local GPs

Following the successful launch of four GP retention schemes in the Black Country and West Birmingham, the STP have received 240 expressions of interest from local GPs, including 190 applications to access career support.

The workforce schemes encourage local GPs to stay in general practice and offer:

  • up to £10,000 for training
  • flexible working opportunities
  • a network for newly qualified GPs/early career GPs/GP trainees
  • peer support and career mentorship
  • collaborative arrangements to support both individual GPs and their practices
  • opportunities for continued professional development (CPD) credits and career development.

£79.4m funding boost for NHS services in the Black Country

People living in the Black Country will benefit from a capital funding injection of £79.4 million to modernise and transform their local NHS services and healthcare facilities. The funding is part of a record investment of almost £1 billion to upgrade NHS services in England.

The funding boost will mean that a number of healthcare facilities across the Black Country will get much-needed upgrades ensuring local patients get the high quality care they deserve, in state-of-the-art, modern facilities.