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Black Country Black Country and West Birmingham Sustainability Transformation Partnership (STP)

Better Health and Care in the Black Country and West Birmingham

What the STP is

It’s a collaboration of 18 organisations across primary care, community services, social care, mental health and acute and specialised services across the Black Country and the west of Birmingham. These organisations retain their individual responsibility and decision-making powers, but recognise the opportunity and benefits of coming together for people who use our health and care services. The STP is not a new organisation and it has no statutory powers.

STP aims

STPs offer a new way of working for health and social care services locally, focusing on delivering health and care services defined by local area boundaries, not by local organisation boundaries. The aims are to:

  • Improve the health and wellbeing of local people
  • Improve the quality of local health and care services
  • Deliver financial stability and efficiencies throughout the local health care system

STP documents

We have published three documents which detail our plans:

You can find out more about what STPs are by watching this video.

STP partners list