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Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Report from Solihull Together Board – 7 Sep 17

Meeting Name: Solihull Together Board (STB)

Date of Meeting: 07th September 2017

Key Points of Wider Interest Discussed:  

It was agreed that the main findings from the Solihull Together Board should be shared with our stakeholders as follows:

  • The commitment of Solihull Together partners to continue working together is strong, accepting the challenges of continued change, improvement and service delivery in all our organisations.
  • We are resetting our approach.   Over the next 6 months we will keep the momentum going to deliver our current programme but also want to look at our future development.   We are beginning to consider models of public service reform and subsequent delivery mechanisms.  We will work through the Health and Wellbeing Board and across our partnership.
  • Robust evaluation is part of the challenge for current and future programmes.  We must be clear about the impact of every project and we will not accept projects without clear evaluation plans.
  • We will be confident about stopping projects if they are not having the required impact.  We will explain our decisions and share the learning to benefit other projects and programmes.

BSol CCG consultation

NHS Birmingham CrossCity, Birmingham South Central and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have recently concluded a public consultation which showed support for a full functional merger of the CCGs. The CCGs’ Health Commissioning Board recommended to the respective CCG GP memberships that a full merger be pursued; and this has now been approved by the memberships. NHS England have been duly notified of the intention to merge the three CCGs, with effect from 1 April 2018. The CCG’s will continue to work closely with NHS England, through their approval and assurance processes, over the coming months.  A single CCG for Birmingham and Solihull is considered to be the best opportunity for consistency and equity across Birmingham and Solihull, by addressing fragmented commissioning, variation and offering high-quality services to our patients.

Solihull Together 2017 Awards

Planning, promotion and delivery of the 2018 Awards is now underway for the delivery of the 2018 Awards, scheduled for March 2018.

Solihull Together Delivery Plan

Updates were received on the following workstreams:

  • Prevention and Early Intervention
  • Integrated Care Service – MDT
  • SupportUHome
  • Integrated Decision Hub

Potential Follow Up Action/Discussion/Feedback Required:  

To note the direction of travel of the Solihull Together Board as stated in the commitments above.

Date of Next Meeting:  12th October 2017

Name and Contact No of Rep Completing:  Anne Hastings  Phone 07578169045 or email