The Walsall Together partnership is part of a wider system of health and social care called The Black Country Integrated Care System (ICS) formally known as the Black Country and West Birmingham Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP).

The Integrated Care System (ICS), known as Healthier Futures, brings providers and commissioners of NHS services together with local authorities and other local partners to plan and deliver joined up services and to improve the lives of people who live and work in the Black Country.

On 1 July 2022, the Black Country ICS became the collective term for the Integrated Care Board (ICB), Integrated Care Partnership (ICP), place-based partnerships and provider collaboratives.

As an ICS, they are jointly responsible for managing resources, delivering NHS standards, and improving the health and care outcomes of 1.2 million people in the Black Country. Within the ICS there are four places covering large populations (Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall, Wolverhampton.

Each place has a place-based partnership like Walsall Together who are responsible for designing and delivering health and social care services that meet the needs of its local population.

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