'Our people' includes our health and social care partners and the opportunities we have for our valued 60,000 plus colleagues.

Health and social care is made up of people in many different roles, in different settings, employed in different ways, by a wide range of organisations including the voluntary sector. Many people providing NHS services work for NHS trusts. But others are employed by community interest and other companies or partnerships – for example, in primary care across GP practices, dental surgeries, pharmacies and optometrists. 

We also work closely with partners in social care and local government, as well as with the voluntary and independent sectors. We benefit from the contribution of those in unpaid roles too – particularly, carers and volunteers.

Shajeda Ahmed

"A career in health and care is truly rewarding; knowing that your role ultimately supports others to stay well – I can’t think of another career that has such greater impact. In return, we commit to supporting you in a career that enables you to reach your personal and professional aspirations within a working environment that has a culture of inclusivity at its core."

- Shajeda Ahmed, Chief People Officer, for NHS Black Country

Learn about how to access a career in health and care, our strategies that describe how we support our colleagues to achieve their best, and information on opportunities that are available to new and existing colleagues.

If you have any specific questions, please email bcicb.workforce@nhs.net who will be happy to help with your query.