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

  • Put people at the heart of what we do.
  • Active daily, live longer happier healthier lives.
  • Improved GP access, improved patient experience, and personalised care.
  • Patients will have greater choice about the way their care is planned, and access to information.
  • Access to responsible and timely interventions, including prevention.
  • Improved patient outcomes, early detection/screening and management of long-term conditions.

  • Right care, right place, right time.
  • Reduced demand for hospital services, supporting people to stay well advise, education and support.
  • Admission avoidance ensuring only those needed hospital go into hospital, and expedited discharge.
  • Integrated, joined up services, reducing duplication and using technology.

  • Work better together.
  • Work collaboratively to achieve our partnership objectives by making the best use of our resources and ensuring every pound is spent in the best way possible to meet the needs of our population.
  • Tackle unwarranted variation in service quality and reduced health inequalities, using data.
  • Sustainable workforce, fit for the future through investment in training and development.

Work Programme

Programme To be delivered

Primary care development

Develop new services to delivery care closer to home, supporting people with long term conditions and complex needs, delivering primary care resilience.

2023/24 to 2024/25

Adult mental health

Prioritising prevention, delivering the community transformation programme, improving physical health of people with a mental health diagnosis, embedding suicide prevention approaches.

2023/24 to 2024/25

Children and young people

Improving immunisation uptake, care for children with asthma, deliver a first 1001 days agenda, healthy weight and oral health, and support for mental health and emotional wellbeing.

2023/24 to 2025/26

Living well

Increase cancer screening rates, improve health check uptake and deliver a preventative approach, delivery of health and wellbeing hubs and development of healthy lifestyle services.

2023/24 to 2025/26

Care closer to home

Ensure effective discharge from hospital, supporting people to age well, high quality palliative and end of life services, high quality care home services.

2023/24 to 2024/25

Urgent and emergency care

Integrated approach to demand and capacity planning, ensuring people with urgent need can access the right care, ensure a timely experience when accessing urgent care, expand community provision and ensure effective discharge from hospital.

2023/24 to 2025/26

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