Birmingham and Solihull CCG was created in order to provide a single commissioning voice across Birmingham and Solihull.
We also work as part of a wider group across health and social care called a Sustainability and Transformation Partnership. This is made up of NHS organisations and local authorities working together to meet the growing demand for health and care in line with the available resources, in a bid to make high quality care sustainable now and for future generations.
We want to deliver the best possible outcomes for local people, tackling health inequalities and meeting the health and well-being needs of a diverse population, as well as improving CCG and provider performance and ensuring financial sustainability across Birmingham and Solihull.
Our focus is on:
1) Commissioning services that deliver the aims, objectives and service improvements included in the Birmingham and Solihull STP, contracts with providers and as set out in the Birmingham and Solihull Operational Plan 2017-19.
2) Developing as strategic commissioner, strengthening place-based commissioning and provision and developing and implementing the STP operating model
We will deliver this through our clinically-led organisation, with clear priorities and with clear measurements of success that demonstrate to the citizens of Birmingham and Solihull that health and care partners are working closely together to deliver high quality, integrated services and care.
Our key priorities for 2018/19 are:
- Urgent and emergency care – We want the NHS to be there for people living in Birmingham and Solihull when they need it most. An NHS that provides urgent and emergency care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Primary care – We want people to know they can get a convenient and timely appointment with a GP when they need one.
- Cancer – With cancer affecting more than one in three of us in our lifetime, our cancer programme will focus on expanding screening to improve prevention and early detection; provide faster tests, results and treatment; access to the most modern cancer treatments; and mean more patients surviving cancer.
- Mental health – We will focus on ensuring parity for mental health patients by increasing access to psychological (talking) therapies; having better mental health care for new and expectant mothers; improving care for children and young people through NHS-commissioned community services; having specialist mental health care in A&Es; increasing the number of physical health checks for people with mental illness.
- STP signature projects – These projects will involve agreed health and social care projects: Infant mortality and child health; early detection of cancer and screening; mental health and well-being; frail older people/dementia.