Interactive event to help Wolverhampton patients connect to GP appointments

Thank you to everybody that attended this event on Tuesday 15 September. 

You can access the presentation that was delivered at the event here

NHS Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is inviting patients and members of the public to attend a virtual event to hear about increased access to local GP services.

This is the final event of the CCG's 'Times are Changing' roadshow, which saw NHS leaders in Wolverhampton visiting the Wulfrun Centre, Sainsbury's St Marks and the Mander Centre earlier in the year. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the final event had to be postponed and is now taking place online. The free event will be hosted on the Microsoft Teams platform on Tuesday 15 September between 6-7pm. The session can be accessed via a tablet, smartphone or computer and no registration is needed.

The Future of Commissioning in the Black Country and West Birmingham

Latest update - 20 Oct 2020

Following the closure of the Formal Conversation on Monday 7 September 2020 where we asked your views about our proposal to change the future of commissioning for the Black Country and West Birmingham and merge our four CCGs, we have now concluded our period of engagement with GP members, staff, stakeholders and the public. The full engagement report can be found here.

We would like to thank all who submitted their views. Your contributions have been shared with GP Members and with our Governing Body members to help to inform their decision making. Following the GP member vote last week (12-15 Oct), our Governing Bodies in Common with meet on the 27 October to decide whether to submit an application into NHSE/I to merge.

You can view the Governing body Papers here.


Our formal conversation has now closed. The conversation report, including all of the feedback that we have received will now be finalised and an outcome will be shared at the end of October.

The Future of Commissioning in the Black Country and West Birmingham

Have your say - Monday 20 July to Monday 7 September 2020

Following two listening exercises during late 2019 and early 2020, we are now seeking views on a proposal to change the future of commissioning for the Black Country and West Birmingham and to merge our four CCGs.

Over the past year, we have moved to a shared leadership team and a single Accountable Officer for the four CCGs. We have also taken time to listen to member GPs, partners, patient representative groups and others in exploring how our four CCGs can work more efficiently and effectively across the healthcare system.

Ultimately the decision on whether we merge rests with NHS England but we want to hear your views on this. Your views will be presented to our GP membership before they vote on whether an application to merge is submitted to NHS England in October this year, which could see us become a single Black Country and West Birmingham CCG on the 1 April 2021.

This decision will have an impact on how we operate as commissioners and how we work together with you in the future. We ask that you please take the time to consider our proposal and respond to us with your views by 7 September 2020.

Share your pandemic healthcare experiences with us - 9 June - 23 June 2020

Over the past few months, the coronavirus pandemic has changed our lives considerably and posed a considerable challenge to our health and care services. As part of our work to respond to the pandemic, we are asking you to share your experience of the pandemic and the impact it is having on you and your family’s access to health services locally.

Please share your experiences with us via our online survey before 23 June 2020. Your feedback is important to us and will help to shape the future of our health services.

Tell us about your experience of hospital eye services - ended November 2019

NHS Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (WCCG) is encouraging patients, carers and people who work in hospital eye services to share their experiences of hospital eye services as part of the 100 Voices campaign; a national campaign to improve ophthalmology services.

EyesWise is an NHS project that aims to save sight and improve lives. Since April 2018, work has been underway in hospital eye services across the country to streamline and speed up outpatient treatment for patients at highest risk of sight loss. The 100 Voices campaign looks to find out what it feels like to use those services. 

People have until 30 November to share their experiences via this link: