Transforming Care for Children & Young People with Learning Disabilities and Autism - Public Feedback Event

The Children & Young People’s subgroup of the Transforming Care Programme would like to invite service users, families and carers, professionals, members of the public and local community organisations to come and hear about potential plans to change the way in which care is delivered for children and young people living with Learning Disabilities and /or Autism in the Black Country.

The Black Country Transforming Care Partnership (TCP) was established in April 2016 to transform health and care services for children and young people with Learning Disabilities and /or Autism who may display behaviour that challenges. As part of NHS England’s Building the Right Support plan, the programme aims to reduce the number of children and young people with learning disabilities residing in hospital so that more can live in the community, with the right support, close to their home.

Following our recent public engagement events where we spoke to service users, families, carers and professionals about the proposed changes, we would now like to present a summary of your feedback so that we may continue to build on this great work alongside all of you, and agree and deliver local plans for the programme. There will also be further opportunity for you to feedback and influence the plans at this stage.

Please note that as this is a full day event, lunch and refreshments will be provided.

If you’d like to sign up to attend this event, please click here.

Have your say – Walsall Together Outcomes Framework

NHS Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Walsall Council have launched a public engagement exercise to give Walsall residents the opportunity to give their views on an outcomes framework for the proposed Walsall Integrated Care Partnership – This is part of an ambitious and exciting programme which, from 2019, will see providers in the existing Walsall Together partnership working even more closely together to transform health and social care in Walsall.

The vision is to address the changing needs of our population with a new model of care that starts with people’s needs, whether social, physical or mental, and shapes the delivery of joined-up services around those needs. Click here to read more and complete the survey.

Transforming Care Partnership - Children and Young People : Pre-engagement workshops for the Black Country

The Black Country Transforming Care Partnership is undertaking workshops to shape services for children and young people with learning disabilities (or learning disabilities with autism) with behaviour that challenges. To shape these services, we need to hear from people who have lived experience, as you will know best what is needed!

We would like your help to develop the component parts of a service (what are the ‘things’ that should be done) that could be wrapped around a child/young person and their family, and support them to live in their homes and communities and lead a good life.

During the event, participants will work in small groups with a facilitator who will take you through a series of questions that aim to help you tell us what things should make up care services at different points of a child’s or young person’s life. Outputs from the workshop will be used to shape a framework for what services should look like and will guide development of services for the future.

To sign onto our ‘Feedback’ event, where we would now like to present a Summary of your feedback, click here. This is so we can continue to build on this and agree to deliver local plans for the Programme!

Proposed GP Relocation - Update

Umbrella Medical & Saddlers Health Centre in collaboration with each of the practice PRG chairs developed an engagement plan, to create further opportunities for key audiences to have their say on the relocation proposal for Lichfield Street Surgery, The Limes Medical Centre, Sycamore House Medical Centre and Saddler Health Centre. The six week engagement and information process ran from Monday 8th October 2018 – Sunday 18th November 2018 and included Patient Representative Group (PRG) meetings in the practices, a public event and a patient survey which was developed in line with the Practices’ own PRGs. In total, over 2,000 surveys were completed as part of this engagement.

As part of the engagement, a range of activities were undertaken in accordance with the following objectives:

  • To hear the views of people who are currently registered at Lichfield Street Surgery, Sycamore House Medical Centre, The Limes Medical Centre and Saddlers Medical Centre
  • To ensure key stakeholders know how they can contribute to the discussion about the relocations of Lichfield Street Surgery, Sycamore House Medical Centre, The Limes Medical Centre and Saddlers Medical Centre.
  • To support people in Lichfield Street Surgery, Sycamore House Medical Centre, The Limes Medical Centre and Saddlers Medical Centre to better understand the proposed development.

The engagement was promoted via..

  • Practice Websites
  • Notice Boards
  • Jayex boards (where applicable)
  • Surgery TV screens (where applicable)
  • Facebook (where applicable)
  • B side of prescriptions (where applicable)
  • Emails
  • CCG Website
  • Text messages (where applicable)
  • Practice Pre-Engagement Meetings via the Walsall New Build Patient Engagement Group
  • Public Meeting with attendance from architect with plans on display and doctors and managers present to answer queries. At a neutral venue within the town centre
  • Newspaper/ Media engagement in conjunction with the CCG and council

This infographic aims to provide a summary of such activities and captures some of the feedback received through the engagement.

Walsall CCG Operational Plan 2017-19 - Update

Thank you for your feedback on the CCG’s Operational Plan 2017 – 2019 which sets out our plans for the next two years. The plan sets out priority areas which have been produced after consideration of the strategic direction that we intend and need to take, and our local operational challenges.

View the Operational Plan 2017-19 here.

We are open to hear your thoughts and feedback on the plan, so please get in touch with us by emailing: