The Black Country and West Birmingham STP

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1.5 million

Find out more about The Black Country and West Birmingham sustainability and transformation partnership (STP) including details of its population size, constituent organisations and priorities.



  • Maternal and infant health – reduce current high levels of infant mortality to bring them in line with the national average, avoiding the death of 34 babies a year.
  • GP and community services – invest an extra £25m in GP services by 2021.
  • Hospital services – the new Midland Metropolitan Hospital will treat over 570,000 people when it opens in 2019 and will be one of a network of hospitals serving the Black Country and offering the right care in the right place at the right time.
  • NHS 111 – ringing one telephone number, the people of the Black Country will be able to book a doctor’s appointment, in evenings and at weekends, get dental advice, order a repeat prescription, or get urgent advice.
  • Mental health services – changes to how health and care services work together will mean those suffering early psychosis will get access to therapy within two weeks.
  • Tackling deprivation – co-operate across all STP partners to tackle deprivation and other wider determinants of health such as low educational achievement, inadequate housing and unemployment
  • Workforce – build a stronger, more resilient health and care workforce that is able to take advantage of expanded career opportunities across the STP footprint.

View The Black Country and West Birmingham STP plan

Constituent organisations

The following organisations are part of The Black Country and West Birmingham STP. For individual contact details for these organisations, please see the NHS website.

  • Birmingham City Council
  • Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • City of Wolverhampton Council
  • Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS Trust
  • Dudley CCG
  • Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG
  • Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
  • The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
  • Walsall CCG
  • Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council
  • West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

STP leader: Paul Maubach, Accountable Officer, Black Country and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Groups
Independent Chair: Jonathan Fellows