Skip to content

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Report from Solihull Together Board – 6 Mar 19

Meeting Name: Solihull Together Board (STB)

Date of Meeting: 6th March 2019

Key Points of Wider Interest Discussed:  

Birmingham and Solihull Sustainability and Transformation Partnership

A verbal update was given on the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) which noted that the work of the STP will be aligned with the NHS 10 year plan and that Primary Care Networks will be an important feature going forward.  

Primary Care Networks

There has been a national drive towards primary care working ‘at scale’ and bringing together local services for some years and they now form a strong part of the local vision for Solihull.  They will consist of groups of general practices, wider primary care and other providers, including community services and social care, as well as local authorities, coming together to plan, develop, integrate and deliver services.  They will service populations of between 30 and 50 thousand. NHS England is committed to 100% geographical coverage by 1st July 2019, which may prove a bit challenging. There is a strong foundation in Solihull with many practices already working together and it should help progress social prescribing and links to community assets.

Developing Inclusive Growth in Solihull

Solihull is committed to developing Inclusive Growth in Solihull and in particular its application in The East Birmingham to North Solihull Inclusive Growth corridor.  Solihull MBC’s Council Plan 2018-20 describes it as ‘Inclusive economic growth will mean ensuring that good opportunities are available to all our residents. In particular that people are able to access new employment opportunities and appropriate and affordable housing’.  The West Midlands Combined Authority is also committed ‘to promoting inclusive growth across the West Midlands so that all of our residents and communities can benefit’. The six building blocks for Inclusive growth in Solihull include:

  1. Asset based community development
  2. The Social Economy
  3. Social Value
  4. Access to Services
  5. Environment that enables healthy living
  6. Good employment for all

A briefing was also given on social investment and social impact bonds as a potential social investment model in the East Birmingham to North Solihull inclusive growth corridor.

Potential Follow Up Action/Discussion/Feedback Required:  

Third sector organisations, particularly those working in North Solihull have an important role to play in helping to develop the work around the inclusive growth corridor.  

The NHS 10 year plan has a strong focus on prevention which should include third sector organisations as many of our service offers also focus on prevention.

Date of Next Meeting:  29th May 2019

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

or email