Walsall CCG – Listening Event on Future Form of the CCGs

In October last year, we held a listening exercise with our staff and a small group of stakeholders where people shared their views on the future forms of the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across the Black Country and West Birmingham. We are now proposing to build on that conversation with our staff and wider stakeholders.

Following the successful Extraordinary CCGs Governing Bodies in Common, which took place on Tuesday 21 January 2020, we would like the opportunity to feedback on how we have listened and used the views shared with us back in October, update you on the current position, share with you the next steps, and listen to what your views are of our progress and proposals for next steps.

From the previous listening exercise, it was clear that maintaining control of local place commissioning and budgets were important, as well as maintaining the existing local relationships both internal and external. There was a fear of losing influence and control and local services for local people. It is really important to continue the conversation around these points. However, in the immediate future, we need to move towards a single commissioning voice delivered and supported through shared governance arrangements.

In this next conversation, we want to share with you what that looks like, seek your view on our new governance arrangements and work through some of the questions you have raised so far.

Therefore, we would like to invite you to join us on Tuesday 3 March, 4pm until 5:30pm at Beechdale Lifelong Learning Centre

Please could you confirm your attendance at this meeting by emailing walsallccg.ccgcomms@nhs.net and as always please let us know if you have any questions.