We are responsible for buying and monitoring healthcare services on behalf of all patients in Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton. Healthcare services are purchased from local providers such as hospitals, GPs and other specialist services so that you have access to these services when and where you need them.
Get Involved membership scheme
Patients are at the heart of everything we do and our Involvement team actively encourages everyone to be a part of our 'Get Involved' membership scheme; please help us to help you.
There are two levels to our 'Get Involved' membership for you to choose from:
- Black Country Voices - receive regular surveys to share your views and feedback on local health and social care services and be entered into a £25 voucher prize draw for participating in surveys, as well as our quarterly stakeholder newsletter, or
- All of the above, plus be invited to: participate in your local people panel and specific health workshops based on your interests, or participate via phone/email if you can't attend.
Equality and Diversity
The get involved form asks for some basic information about you - such as your ethnicity, age, or gender to enable the ICB to focus survey recipients and to ensure that we gain a better understanding of services within our population area. This means that we may contact you to review or understand services by contacting selected cohorts of patients, e.g., age related services or even health inequalities due to a particular ethnicity e.g., sickle cell/thalassemia information and services. The questions are optional, you do not have to answer them.
Work with other groups and organisations
We work with a wide range of groups and organisations across the Black Country who represent people with particular health conditions, their families and carers.
We regularly share updates from these partners in our newsletter and on our social media, as well as running events in conjunction with them. Details of any forthcoming sessions will be found on our events page.
We work closely with our Healthwatch colleagues across the Black Country. Healthwatch plays an important role in holding us and the services we buy to account, in order to get the best possible service for patients. We run regular events with our Healthwatch partners, details of which can be found on our events page.
Click the links below to visit your local Healthwatch website, and find out how you can get involved with their work:
All new parents, or parents-to-be, have the opportunity to share their personal experience of using local maternity services with their local Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP).
The partnership is a team of women and their families, who work with commissioners and providers of local healthcare services to review and contribute to the development of maternity care in the area.
The aim is to ensure that every mum-to-be and her family has a chance to have their voice heard about the care they are receiving or have recently received, to help shape maternity services for the future.
Our partnerships are divided into four MVPs across the region to enable people to meet in an area that is local to them.
If you would like to get involved with the MVP for your local area, whether that’s in person or virtually, please email:
Wolverhampton: 'Coming soon'