Joint local area Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) inspection is published.

Ofsted and Care Quality Commission (CQC) conducted a joint inspection of the local area of Walsall in terms of services and support for children and young people with special education needs and / or disabilities.

Can you help transform care for people with learning disabilities?

Then we need to hear from you

NHS clinical commissioning groups in the Black Country, along with the Black Country Partnership Foundation Trust, are leading the way in improving care for adults with learning disabilities in our region – and want local people to help inform what they are doing.

The CCGS and BCPFT along with local authorities have been working together as the Transforming Care Partnership to develop a model of community care for people with learning disabilities. This supports this vulnerable group of people to stay close to their families and friends and will reduce the number of inappropriate, often long-term, hospital admissions.

Patients, commissioners and the voluntary sector come together to develop Patient Participation Charter

On Tuesday 19th February 2019, Walsall CCG held a workshop with patient representatives, commissioners, representatives of voluntary sector organisations and Healthwatch Walsall to develop a Charter to summarise and pledge the commitments of all stakeholders towards patient participation. rsz walsall 1

Delegates talked openly and frankly about their visions for Patient Participation Groups (PPGs), the challenges they face in terms of recruitment and fair representation, and what the measures of success for these groups should be.

The afternoon was a tremendous success, with delegates feeding back that the afternoon made them feel valued and with a renewed energy for increasing participation in Walsall. A draft Charter has been created, which will now be reviewed by the wider Patient Participation Liaison Group.

Families help shape future of local maternity care

16 August 2018

Local women and their families are invited to find out how their feedback is helping shape maternity services in the Black Country at a 'You Said, We Did' event on Wednesday 26 September.

Changes to expand GP services in Walsall

24 July 2018

As part of plans to enhance primary care services in Walsall, several GP practices will be merging from September.