Walsall CCGCCGs are new organisations, led by family doctors, which are taking on the role of commissioning (planning, developing and delivering) local health services.
Walsall CCG is responsible for managing some £346 million of your money, and we have to ensure that every penny is spent wisely and effectively to deliver the safest, highest quality healthcare possible for the people of Walsall.
On the back of a successful first year, Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is set to open applications to their apprenticeship scheme for the 2014-2015.
Walsall CCG is a commissioning organisation, led by family doctors taking a lead on the planning, developing and delivering of local health services throughout Walsall and supporting health care providers including, GP Practices, Walsall Hospitals NHS Trust, Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership and the Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Walsall CCG are committed to developing brighter futures for young people in the West Midlands, and our vocational scheme provides an alternative route to traditional academic pathways for young people aged 16 -24, and will provide valuable, real world work experience and a professional NVQ qualification in Business Administration (Level 2 or 3).
Health chiefs at Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group are today urging Walsall residents to only use A&E services when they have a critical or life threatening injury, such as such as heavy blood loss, chest pain, stroke, loss of consciousness or broken bones. The plea comes as the pressure on A&E at the Manor Hospital continues to rise.
Dr Amrik Gill, Chair of Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “We are asking Walsall residents to really think twice before visiting A&E. It is an extremely busy time of year for the department and many of the cases could be seen in another, much quicker, health care setting saving residents precious time, and allowing the doctors in A&E to treat those who really need it.”
Healthcare commissioners are urging people in Walsall to help them to shape infertility services for the future.
When people have problems with fertility, their local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) fund infertility treatment services, such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF), to help women become pregnant. In 2012/13, approximately £2.5m was spent on infertility treatment in Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country.
At present, each CCG has its own policy on infertility treatment and this means services vary according to where people live.
Six CCGs across Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton* wish to provide services that are consistent across the area, and are equally accessible to people experiencing fertility problems, with the aim of maximising their chances of becoming pregnant.
They have launched an online survey at http://surveymonkey.com/s/westmids-ivf – with paper copies available at all GP surgeries – and would like to hear from as many people as possible. The survey will run throughout February.