We are the Black Country and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), established on 1 April 2021 following the merger of Dudley CCG, Sandwell & West Birmingham CCG, Walsall CCG and Wolverhampton CCG.
Our Vision is for a healthier place with healthier people and healthier futures.
As a CCG our primary role is to plan and buy healthcare for the patients registered with our 208 GP Member Practices. To serve the 1.5 million local people registered with our member practices, we receive an annual budget of £2,438,391 (£000) from the Department for Health and Social Care. That is around £1,642 per head of population. We mobilise the NHS resources available (staff, money, buildings) to improve health outcomes for local people.
Our role involves working with partners and communities to make decisions on what NHS services are needed for our diverse local populations, and ensuring that they are provided.
We are assured by NHS England & Improvement, for whom we commission GP primary care services. NHS England retains responsibility for commissioning other primary care services such as pharmacy and dental services, as well as some specialised hospital services.
The services we commission include:
- most planned hospital care
- rehabilitative care
- urgent and emergency care (including out-of-hours)
- most community health services
- mental health and learning disability services.
We are part of the Healthier Futures Partnership, working with other health and care organisations across the Black Country and West Birmingham to improve the health and wellbeing of local people. You can find out more about this partnership, our collective aims and priorities by visiting the website.