We are also pleased to work closely with numerous partners throughout Staffordshire and beyond. We are an active leader at the Staffordshire Health and Wellbeing Board, and are leading in the development of the five year plan, proactively looking for opportunities for closer working.
We work in partnership with a number of Local Authorities across the geographical footprint of the CCG. In addition to Staffordshire County Council we work closely with:
- Tamworth Borough Council
- South Staffordshire District Council
- Lichfield District Council.
We work with all three at a strategic level, and contribute to the local health and wellbeing groups. Together, partners are interested in exploring locality based commissioning. The CCG is heavily involved in the movement ‘Healthy Tamworth’ and has signed up to the shared priorities of the Tamworth Strategic Partnership, as well as supporting the ‘Let’s Work Together’ training programme led by Lichfield District Council.
We are also leading on a number of collaborative commissioning arrangements; the Staffordshire CCGs have committed to working more closely to address some of the considerable challenges and utilise their own management more efficiently. Examples to date include working together on community service developments (with Cannock Chase CCG and Stafford and Surrounds CCG) and continence services (across South Staffordshire). In addition, over the next year Stafford and Surrounds CCG will lead on the staged roll out of personal health budgets focusing on Continuing Healthcare patients.