Sustainability Transformation Plan (STP)

Better Health and Care in the Black Country and West Birmingham

Partners from across 18 local health and social care organisations have been invited to participate in the development of proposals to improve health and care for local people. The proposals are known as the Black Country Sustainability and Transformation Plan.

There is a national requirement to develop five year Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STP) covering all areas of NHS spending in England and linking with all national strategic priorities for health.

What the STP is

It’s a collaboration of 18 organisations across primary care, community services, social care, mental health and acute and specialised services across the Black Country and the west of Birmingham. These organisations retain their individual responsibility and decision-making powers, but recognise the opportunity and benefits of coming together for people who use our health and care services. The STP is not a new organisation and it has no statutory powers.

You can find out more about what STPs are by watching this video.

STP aims

STPs offer a new way of working for health and social care services locally, focusing on delivering health and care services defined by local area boundaries, not by local organisation boundaries. The aims are to:

  • Improve the health and wellbeing of local people
  • Improve the quality of local health and care services
  • Deliver financial stability and efficiencies throughout the local health care system

STP documents

We have published three documents which detail our plans:

 STP summary document

  pdf Full Sustainability and Transformation Plan (3.11 MB)



Local people will be invited to have their say on the proposals through a comprehensive programme of engagement, beginning with a public event on 6 December Bethel Convention Centre, Kelvin Way, West Bromwich, B70 7JW. To be enterted onto the event contact SWBCCG.engagement@nhs.net


Black Country STP Partners Birmingham and Solihull STP Partners
Wolverhampton City Council Birmingham Cross City CCG
Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Birmingham South Central CCG
Wolverhampton CCG Birmingham City Council
Walsall MBC Solihull MBC
Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospitals
Walsall CCG University Hospitals Birmingham Trust
Dudley MBC Heart of England Foundation Trust
Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust
Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust
Dudley CCG Forward Thinking Birmingham
Sandwell MBC West Midlands Ambulance Service
Birmingham City Council NHS England
Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals Trust  
Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust Associate: Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG
Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust  
West Midlands Ambulance Service  
Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG  
NHS England