We have the biggest opportunity in a generation for the most radical overhaul in the way health and social care services in Birmingham and Solihull are designed and delivered.

Together we have agreed four principles that will underpin every decision we take going forwards.

  • Locally led decisions
    Decisions should be taken as close to where they will have their impact as possible. We call this subsidiarity.
  • Empowering our communities
    We want our whole system to be designed and governed to support changes and improvements that are important to you, tackling inequalities that impact outcomes.
  • Clinically and professionally led
    Health and social care professionals should, alongside communities, drive change, including design and delivery of services.
  • Transformation and innovation
    We will prioritise supporting innovations that have the potential to transform care, whether they are small or large scale.

Networks of other organisations

There are many partners across the system including primary care and voluntary and community sector who are not represented by a single organisation. Their input and influence is still just as important.

Primary Care is the front door to NHS services that most people are most familiar with. With over 200 sites, each with a number of professionals, this Board provides an opportunity for representatives from across the system to come together and ensure the voice of primary care feeds in to the wider system. 

At a local level there are a range of partners across the voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise sectors working together to drive innovative and transformative activity. Activity that will make a real difference to the lives of local people.

Ensuring we have a way to connect this amazing work up is important for both now and the future, critically, reducing inequalities and improving population health.

Birmingham Voluntary Service Council (BVSC) and Warwickshire & Solihull Community and Voluntary Action (WCAVA) are working with partners of all sizes across the voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise sector to establish a forum; strengthening the voice and influence of the VCFSE.

This dynamic network will provide a single-point of contact for the system to engage with VCFSE, with leadership represented on the Partnership, involved in setting the strategy.