Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group became the largest clinically-led commissioning organisation in England on 1 April 2018.
We were created following approval by NHS England for a merger between Birmingham CrossCity, Birmingham South Central and Solihull CCGs.
We look after a population of around 1.3 million people and our budget is in excess of £1.8 billion – almost 2% of the total NHS resource. We are a membership organisation, with 177 GP practices, as well as a clinically-led Governing Body.
We are responsible for planning and commissioning health services for people living in Birmingham and Solihull and work as part of a large, complex system of health and social care which includes local authorities, providers, the independent sector and GP practices. Find out more about our partners.
We are working with Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG to commission health services for people living in West Birmingham, ensuring a single commissioning voice across the city.
Our aim is to develop, shape and improve the health and lives of people living in Birmingham and Solihull. This means:
- Delivering the best outcomes
- Tackling health inequalities
- Meeting the health and wellbeing needs of a diverse population
- Improving services – focusing on effectiveness, safety, quality and patient experience
- Working within a financial sustainable system in Birmingham and Solihull
Patients are at the heart of everything we do and we actively encourage people living in Birmingham and Solihull to get involved and help us shape our plans and priorities.
The CCG’s Constitution is the foundation of our organisation and clearly describes what we are setting out to achieve, and how we intend to achieve it. The Constitution sets out: who we are as an organisation; who are our membership; how we form our Governing Body and the standards those individuals must uphold; how and when we make decisions; who within the organisation has the delegated authority to make decisions on behalf of the organisation; and how we will manage conflicts of interest.
Our governance architecture
You can find out more about our governance architecture here.
Health and wellbeing in Birmingham and Solihull
Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNAs) provide the CCG with key information about health and wellbeing in Birmingham and Solihull, and the wider determinants of health that affect local people. The CCG uses this information to help us to ensure that we are commissioning the right services to meet the needs of local people.
- Information for Birmingham, including local health profiles, is available here.
- Information for Solihull, is available here.