The Black Country Alliance
The Black Country Alliance is a partnership between The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust and Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust. Our aims are to improve health outcomes, improve people's experience of healthcare and maximise the resources available so that together we can do even more for the people of the Black Country with what we have.
Together the three Trusts serve a population of over 1 million people. The scale and size of the organisations is significant and creates new opportunities for the development of specialist care, research, education and employment within the Black Country, which might not be possible separately.
The Black Country Alliance was launched on Black Country Day, 14th July 2015, following approval by all three Trust Boards at the beginning of July 2015. It is governed through a joint board of Chairs and Chief Executives who are overseeing a small number of priority projects.
The three partner organisations are similar in that both are integrated care organisations, but each has its' own uniqueness and local partnerships that will continue.
For further information about this partnership, please click here.