The Black Country Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) is a statutory committee jointly formed between the NHS Integrated Care Board, the four councils in the Black Country, the Police, fire, and education.

These members have been meeting regularly to improve the care, health, and wellbeing of the population. They discuss how to:

  • improve outcomes in population health and healthcare
  • tackle inequalities in outcomes, experience and access
  • enhance productivity and value for money
  • help the NHS support broader social and economic development.

Integrated Care Strategy

The ICP has produced an integrated care strategy on how to meet the health and wellbeing needs of the population in the Black Country. The strategy which is available to download below, builds on and complements the work of the Health and Wellbeing Boards in each area, but looks at the additionality that can be brought through system level working.

The Partnership will hold partners (including the ICB) to account for playing their part in delivering the strategy.

Following the development of an Integrated Care Strategy, in August 2023, the ICP Prevention and Personalisation Strategic Forum was formed.

The ICP Prevention and Personalisation Strategic Forum has a remit to:

  • develop collaborative working arrangements under the oversight of the ICP
  • define how our broader prevention and personalisation work will support delivery of the Integrated Care Strategy.

In February 2024, the ICP Board gave the ICP Prevention and Personalisation Strategic Forum a mandate to coproduce a strategic framework.

Our partnership committee

Our partnership committee meets every three months (quarterly) and core members are drawn from the Black Country ICB, local authorities, the Police, fire, and education.

Meet our partnership committee members

Integrated care committee

The committee meets in formal public sessions - read the terms of reference for the meeting - and is available to attend online and will be recorded purely as an aide memoir for the minute taker to ensure an accurate transcript of the meeting, decisions and actions. The recording will be destroyed once the minutes have been formally approved. All care is taken to maintain your privacy; however, as a visitor in the public gallery, your presence may be recorded.

If you wish to attend in person, please report to the reception area of the venue listed and someone will direct you to the room at the start of the meeting. 

If you wish to attend online (virtually) please email for joining instructions a day before the meeting commences. If you would like to send in a question in advance, please email your question and your contact details to 

See details of dates, times and papers in the table:

Date and time of meeting Venue

Papers for the meeting 

Meeting report
(available following each meeting

18 January 2024, 9-10.30am Walsall Council House, WS1 1AE 180124 Integrated Care Partnership meeting papers 180124 Integrated Care Partnership meeting report
11 April 2024, 9-10.30am City of Wolverhampton 110424 Integrated Care Partnership meeting papers 110424 Integrated Care Partnership meeting report
18 July 2024, 9-10.30m Black Country and Marches Institute of Technology, Dudley  To follow  
31 October 2024, 9-10.30am Sandwell Council House To follow  


Since our formation in July 2022, we've held five development forums to establish how our Integrated Care Partnership will work moving forward, and develop our strategy. Find notes from each committee below: