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.
As an Integrated Care Board (ICB) we take responsibility for planning and buying Primary Medical Services (GPs) from 1 July 2022. In April 2023, we also took responsibility for the planning and buying of dental, optometry, and pharmacy services from NHS England.
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.