Our vision is partners working together to improve the health and wellbeing of the people who live in Wolverhampton, providing high quality and accessible services and tackling inequalities in access and outcomes.

Supporting this vision is the development of joint commissioning arrangements for place, with a programme of work underpinning the vision delivered through the OneWolverhampton partnership and through other programmes of work aligned to the local Health and Wellbeing Board’s Health Inequalities Strategy.

Health and wellbeing priorities:

  • quality and access of care
  • starting and growing well
  • reducing harm from smoking, alcohol, drugs and gambling
  • getting Wolverhampton moving more
  • public mental health and wellbeing.

Outcomes to be achieved

  • Active daily, live longer happier healthier lives
  • Improved GP access, improved patient experience
  • Access to responsible and timely interventions, including prevention
  • Improved patient outcomes, early detection/screening and management of long-term conditions

  • Admission avoidance and expedited discharge
  • Reduced demand for hospital services
  • Integrated, joined up services, reducing duplication

  • Tackle unwarranted variation in service quality
  • Reduced health inequalities
  • Sustainable workforce

Work Programme

Programme To be delivered

Physical Inactivity Exemplar

Residents supported to have longer, happier and healthier lives, enabled to be active every day including safe spaces, address wider determinants.

2026/27 to 2027/28

Primary Care Development

Support delivery of the Direct Enhanced Service, improve pathways, share good practice and achieve consistent standards.

2023/24 to 2024/25

Adult Mental Health

Delivery of the community transformation programme, understand local need and deliver responsive/enhanced services.

2023/24 to 2024/25

Children and Young People

Support the development of Family Hubs/ Start for Life, integrating services to improve the interface between services and access. 

2023/24 to 2025/26

Living Well

Supporting people to live well and as independently as possible within their communities, increasing opportunities for self-help and community resilience, increasing uptake of screening, health checks and diagnosis.

2023/24 to 2025/26

Out of Hospital

Further develop existing services and discharge pathways, ensure a joined-up approach, supporting people with complex needs.

2023/24 to 2024/25

Urgent and Emergency Care

Expansion of the integrated front door model and wider integration with care coordination, improved access to urgent diagnostics. 

2023/24 to 2025/26


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