About NHS Black Country Integrated Care Board

The Healthier Futures Partnership became designated as an Integrated Care System (ICS) in April 2021 and is currently responsible for the 1.5 million people in the Black Country and West Birmingham. We are now working towards becoming a statutory organisation (subject to legislation) by July 2022. The Department of Health and Social Care has recently determined that our future ICS footprint will be coterminous with the 4 Black Country Places of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton, with a population of 1.26 Million and responsibility for Ladywood and Perry Barr in West Birmingham will move to Birmingham and Solihull ICS so that both ICSs have geographies consistent with their upper tier local authorities.

We are jointly responsible for managing resources, delivering NHS standards, and improving the health and care outcomes of local people and communities. 

We have 3 key priority areas 

  • to create the best place for people to work
  • to lead a system that supports people to live healthier lives
  • to ensure we build a system fit for the future

You can find out more about these on our website.