Our vision is to level up on social and quality of life issues - such as mental wellbeing, uneven life expectancy, excessive elective surgery waiting time, fighting gang crime, encourage healthier lives, and creating a safer environment.

Our plan outlines the intention to invest in the mental and physical wellbeing of residents to continue to build a borough to be proud of and improve the outcomes for the people of Walsall. Resilient communities and health inequalities work supports ambitions to reduce differences between the health of the poorest and richest in the Borough.

We are ambitious for the borough and want to create a thriving place with healthy and happy people. The We are Walsall 2040 strategy (WAW2040) allows us to create a shared narrative of the Walsall we all want to create by 2040. Our overall programme reflects our commitments to our health and wellbeing priorities and addressing wider determinants of health.

Health and wellbeing priorities:

  • mental wellbeing – especially social isolation and the impact of COVID-19
  • children and young people
  • our digital approach – infrastructure and inclusion.

Outcomes to be achieved

  • Joined up/connected services across primary and community services.
  • Reduced loneliness and social isolation
  • Improved health outcomes and patient experience
  • Holistic approach to care.
  • Citizens involved in decision about services

  • Outcomes framework to identify opportunities.
  • Digital technology and innovation.
  • Integrated services to remove barriers, duplication and provide better value.
  • Maximising opportunities across providers, streamlining access to primary and community services.
  • Delivering population health at scale.

  • Reduction in health inequalities.
  • Increased social capacity and resilience.
  • Sustainable workforce.

Work Programme

Programme To be delivered

Communities (resilience communities)

Focus on social prescribing, community associates and wellbeing
outcomes framework and integrated commissioning of wellbeing.

2023-24 to 2027-28

Joined up health and social care (integrated neighbourhood teams)

Focus on diabetes pathway, primary care access recovery plan and
community mental health transformation to include early identification and improved access to inclusive services.

2023-24 to 2027-28

Specialist community services

Focus on end of life, frailty and falls prevention. Integrated place based
teams supporting adolescents with complex needs, family hubs, dementia
services, healthcare maintenance.

2023-24 to 2026-27

Hospital services

Focus on integrated front door, and urgent treatment centre alignment to community services and primary care out of hours.

2024-25 to 2025-26

Best start in life

Focus on reducing infant mortality and 0-19 partnership programmes, family hubs, child healthy weight, and increasing immunisation uptake. The Partnership has achieved ‘baby friendly status’ and continues to focus on perinatal mental health and infant relationships, including engaging with fathers. 

2023-24 to 2027-28

Living well

Focus on improving cancer awareness and screening uptake, wellbeing service implementation and NHS health check recovery, delivery of prevention concordat for better mental health, sexual health and alcohol and drugs programmes.

2024-25 to 2027-28

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