Our vision is to lead health and care collaboration in the Black Country to enable all our communities to live longer, healthier and happier lives.

We are a statutory NHS organisation responsible for developing a plan for meeting the health needs of 1.26 million people in the Black Country. We manage the NHS budget for the area and arrange for the provision of health services locally.

We were established on 1 July 2022 when the Black Country and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) was abolished.

We are part of the Black Country Integrated Care System (ICS), known as Healthier Futures, working to bring health and social care services closer together for the good of our communities. You can find out more about the ICS and our collective priorities by visiting the Black Country ICS website. We support the ICS vision for a healthier place with healthier people and healthier futures.

NHS England have also delegated some responsibilities for planning and buying health care to us, these include: 

  • responsibility for Primary Medical Services (GPs) in July 2022, 

  • responsibility for dental, optometry and pharmacy services in April 2023,   

  • responsibility for 59 specialised services [hyperlink to list] to support people with a range of rare and complex conditions in April 2024. 

We make arrangements for some of these services, with our neighbouring IBCs in the West Midlands. We are also one of six ICBs in the West Midlands collaborating to establish an Office of the West Midlands. Through at scale collaboration and distributive leadership, the Office of West Midlands will add value and benefit to a shared set of common goals and priorities for West Midlands citizens and patients. Read more about the Office of the West Midlands. 


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