Update on Transforming Care Together – partnership working between Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
We are pleased to inform you that our partnership, under Transforming Care Together (TCT), continues to progress well. The boards of the three trusts have each recently considered our work so far, and have agreed that we should progress to the next phase in our partnership plan.
Together we will now be looking at how we can integrate more formally. Our work to-date has focused around three trusts working in partnership; now we will begin to look actively at how we might work as one combined organisation.
We are extremely grateful to all who have become involved in the partnership work so far and we are determined to continue that ethos as we develop the next phase. Staff have come together to share experience and ideas and work collaboratively. As well as continuing to look in detail at clinical and operational matters, we will also need to actively consider how we can develop a shared vision and values for a new combined organisation.
Involvement will also extend to service users across our full range of services and our other external stakeholders.
We are keen to involve as many staff as possible in developing integration plans. The TCT Partnership Board will meet next week and will discuss how we move forward around integration. We will then provide you with more information on how we see the months ahead, including our timescales and how we will provide you with opportunities to be involved in shaping our future direction.
Tracy Taylor, Chief Executive
Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Mark Axcell, Chief Executive
Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust